January 2020

India’s Oil and Gas major energizes Sankara Nethralaya’s cost free community service to the poor and needy!

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) is among Sankara Nethralaya’s old supporters and friends, especially its cost free community services. The Maharatna Oil & Gas giant gave a head start to the institution’s  exclusive community care center coming up at its own premises at the VG Appukutty campus, St.Thomas Mount,Chennai, by donating critical equipment for the center’s operation theatre, under its ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ (CSR) initiative. The contribution was formalized through an MoU signed on behalf of BPCL by Mr  Mr M.V. Shenoy, GM (South)–HRS  and presented to Mr T S Parthasarathy, In-Charge, CSR department, Sankara Nethralaya.

Sankara Nethralaya family thanks BPCL for this most timely and generous gesture, on behalf of the numerous indigent patients who would benefit from this critical input.

In-depth video graphic demonstration by SN’s Senior VR Surgeon wins high recognition at major topical meet


An in-depth and highly educative video by Dr Ekta Rishi, Senior Consultant at the Shri Bhagwan Mahavir Vitro-Retinal services, showcasing a surgical solution to the twin VR challenge of permanent keratroprosthesis and endopthalmitis, through vitrectomy, followed by effective visual rehabilitation of the patient, was acknowledged as the ‘Best Video’ at the 28th Annual Conference of the Vitroretinal Society of India (VRSI-2019) held at Lucknow between the 5th – 8th December 2019.

The Sankara Nethralaya family expresses it hearty congratulations and applauds Dr Ekta Rishi on her video on a critical VR challenge, winning high recognition at a highly prestigious meet attended by senior VR professionals from all over the country.

Students of the TSNA add a winning curve to their learning curve!

Optical Dispensing

‘Optical Dispensing’ is a niche specialty that combines the corrective,remedial elements of dispensing visual aids to right fit and right match of the user with the marketing aspects, a critical combination which gives optometrists the winning edge in a real time scenario. A Fellowship certification in this fine art combining the commercial and dispensing aspects, by a world renowned optometry institution is the Gold standard in the field which could significantly enhance the career prospects of the candidate in any part of the world, hence it was a moment to rejoice when Shakthipriya, Ameera, Kokila and Jayanthi belonging to the first batch of students pursuing their B.Sc in ophthalmic dispensing at the Sankara Nethralaya Academy were awarded their Fellowship in optical dispensing, by the Association of British Dispensing Optometrists, (ABDO) UK

The Sankara Nethralaya Academy and Sankara Nethralaya convey their hearty congratulations to the successful Fellows for this high acknowledgment by the world leader in its field and wish them a bright future and many more academic milestones.