The 5th anniversary of Sudhakar and Sreekanth Ravi Eye Centre at Pantavaripalem (Kandukuru), Prakasam district, on 1st February attracted about 200 people from the locality. Dignitaries included Dr Malakondaiah (Physician), Sri CH Srinivas (Palukuru Panchayati President), Sri E Koteswar Rao and Sri N Subbarao, Mr L Srinivas Reddy (Chair of Lakkala Krishna Reddy Charitable Trust, Pamuru),
Sri Ramesh, (former Panchayati President, Palukur) and others from the LVPEI family. A variety of competitions were conducted and prizes were distributed.
Y Mahabaleshwarappa Memorial Eye Centre, Bellary, celebrated its first anniversary on 13th February. Dignitaries included Sri Y Basavraj (donor), his son Sri Y Satish and daughter Smt Anuradha Bhoomreddy. Children from Anugraha school for the differently abled performed and prizes were distributed for various sports organized at the centre. Sanjeev Satla, Vision Technician, was awarded ‘Best Employee’.
The 3rd anniversary of Nava Bharat Eye Centre, Paloncha, was celebrated on 19th February 2014. The chief guest, Sri C Sriramulu, General Manager, National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) Paloncha, inaugurated the ceremony and Sri Mohammed Ali, Chief Administrator, Nava
Bharat Ventures inaugurated the Retina Green Laser. Prizes were distributed for various games and activities and Smt K Suchitra, Counselor, was awarded ‘Best Employee’.
The 3rd anniversary of the Kode Venkatadri Chowdary campus, Vijayawada on 16 February had a prize distribution ceremony for various games, cultural programs, a video showcasing milestones and tribute to the donors. ‘Best Employee’ of the year was awarded to Mr Narendra.
The workshop on Ocular Surface Disorders by Dr Virender Sangwan and Prof James Chodosh, 28 January - 1 February 2014, drew over thirty cornea specialists from India, USA, UK and the Middle East. It combined surgical
sessions with examining long-term outcomes of two surgical techniques developed exclusively at LVPEI: Simple Limbal Epithelial Transplantation (SLET) and LVP Keratoprosthesis (LVPKpro).
The workshop on 3rd February by the Rehabilitation team was to ideate on developing a website for persons with visual impairment. Dr Virender Sangwan who led the discussions hopes to benefit visually challenged persons, their family members, acquaintances and networked
professionals through this endeavour with information about child rearing, early intervention, education, employment, low vision care, social benefits, eye health, latest research in the field, etc.
A workshop Handling children with multiple disabilities: A sensory motor approach by Perkins Voice and Vision India for rehabilitation team members across the LVPEI
network, 11-13 February, had Dr Loganathan, field expert in Neuro-Developmental Therapy, Helen Keller Institute for the Deaf and DeafBlind, Mumbai, as faculty. The program covered aspects of motor development such as sensory integration and its dysfunctions, oro-motor exercises, handling and facilitating children with Visual Impaired Multi-disability (VIMD).