Honour for Dr Raja Narayanan

Dr Raja Narayanan has been conferred the Honor Award by the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRC).

Lectures at LVPEI

July 13, 2011: Guest lecture Transparency in Governance: The Lokpal Debate by Dr Kalpana Kannabiran, founder member, Asmita Resource Centre for Women, and professor, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

July 16, 2011:15th Dr Syamala Bhaskaran Endowment Lecture Age-related Macular Degeneration: The Asian Burden by Dr Adrian Koh, Director, Camden Medical Center, Singapore

July 19, 2011: Global Leaders' Lecture Series Antibiotic Resistance in Ophthalmology: Mechanisms and Clinical Implications by David G Hwang, MD, FACS, Prof. of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

July 21, 2011: Silver Jubilee Public Lecture for July 2011 What Neurology Can Tell Us about Human Nature by Professor V S Ramachandran, Director, Centre for Brain and Cognition, and Professor, Dept of Psychology, University of California, USA

Fun at LVPEI

GMRV Campus Celebrates 5th Anniversary

On 7th July 2011 LVPEI's GMR Varalakshmi campus at Visakhapatnam celebrated its 5th anniversary. The day began with group photos of the entire staff as well as each department. In the evening, chief guest Shri Jayaprakash Narayan toured the campus before the celebrations began at the auditorium.

The program began with talks by Dr Gullapalli N Rao, Chair, LVPEI and Dr Merle Fernandes, Director, LVPEI, GMR Varalakshmi campus.

GMR Varalakshmi campus has served over 2.5 million patients in the past 5 years. A recently launched City Centre is bringing excellence in eyecare closer to people

Shri Jayaprakash Narayan addressed the staff and enjoyed the cultural programs along with LVPEI's board members.

There were performances by the Lebenshilfe Special School for Mentally Retarded Children. Prizes were distributed for sports and games competitions, followed by a cultural program by the staff. The celebrations ended with a dinner for the staff and their family members.

Pathak Centre for Eye Care Education

Governor of Andhra Pradesh His Excellency Shri ESL Narasimhan laid the foundation stone for the Pathak Centre for Eye Care Education on July 20, 2011, at LVPEI's GMR Varalakshmi Campus. It is supported by Mr Krishna Pathak of the ABM group, Dubai, who is supporting a similar centre at the Institute's Bhubaneswar campus.

Shri Narasimhan first lit the ceremonial
lamp, followed by District Collector Shri Lav Agarwal, Dr Gullapalli N Rao, our major supporters Mr O Naresh and Mr Raghu Rayalu, Dr Merle Fernandes, and Dr Prashant Garg, Head, Education, LVPEI.

Dr G N Rao spoke about LVPEI's mission and the need to build quality human resources in eye care. Dr Merle Fernandes gave a presentation about the activities of the GMR Varalakshmi campus. Dr Prasant Garg spoke about the Education Centre and its achievements. The evening ended with a vote of thanks by Dr PVKS Varma.

Since its launch on October 1, 2007 at the GMR Varalakshmi campus, the fellowship program has trained over 100 trainees. Across the LVPEI network, 13,000 trainees and CME participants have benefited through our education programs.

Excellence . Equity . Efficiency


An Esteemed Visitor

Looking Beyond the Eye – A Fusion

To mark its 5th anniversary, LVPEI's GMR Varalakshmi campus organized a CME Looking Beyond the Eye – A Fusion on July 10, 2011, based on interactive case discussions. The meeting offered participants an opportunity to share a common platform with specialists and discuss diagnostic and management issues pertaining to ocular diseases, which have a systemic component. It was an opportunity to thank all referral doctors as well.

The meeting was well appreciated by the 93 delegates who attended from across all the campuses via live videoconferencing. The sessions were lively with plenty of discussions for each case.

Our Support in July


Mr Suresh Kumar Rao

Mr Bikash Ch Mohant

Mr Mukesh Kumar Singh

Mr K C Mohanty

Ms Uma Dogra

Ms Kirteemayee Roul

Mr Suresh Kumar Rao


Mr Nitesh Jain


Mr Shoukat Ali

Mr S Krishna Chandra

Ms D Sita Devi

Ms Preethi Gajabare

Mr Reman Noronma

Mr Venkata Praveen

Mr PS Prabhakar

Dr Vimala Rajappa

Ms Sreelatha

Ms Ch Samanvitha

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Mr Promod Kumar

Ms Rita Sarkar

Ms Ramala Ghosh

Ocular Infections: Challenges & Solutions

To commemorate its 5th anniversary on July 3, 2011, LVPEI Bhubaneswar organized a conference on Ocular Infections: Challenges and Solutions from July 2-3, 2011.

The conference aimed at providing the latest information in ocular infections,

with an emphasis on innovative and emerging trends in medical and surgical care.

Prof M Srinivasan, Director – Emeritus, Aravind Eye Care System, delivered the First Prof C Syamala Bhaskaran Endowment Lecture on Corneal Blindness in India. The conference was attended by more than 60 participants from all over India, and was videoconferenced live to the Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam campuses, resulting in lively interaction among all participants.

Indian Contact Lens Education Program

LVPEI's Kallam Anji Reddy campus at Hyderabad conducted the 46th Indian Contact Lens Education Program (ICLEP) – Basic Course for training ophthalmologists and optometrists in the fitting of soft and Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) contact lenses. The Basic Course was conducted from July 8-11, 2011. Guest faculty included Mr K Nagaraju from Australia, Mr Rajesh Kumar and Mr Nilesh Thite. The course comprised didactic lectures and wet lab sessions, with hands-on sessions

on soft contact lens, toric soft contact lens and RGP contact lens fittings. Live video demonstrations were also performed. A new feature of the program was role playing by the delegates.

From the Visitors' Book

"I was really surprised when I came here and saw this eye institute. In Iraq, we know and hear about the good reputation of Indian medicine. And now I find this true, via your good treatment and services. All the best for you and god bless India!"

Amjed J Majeed, Babylon, Iraq

"My son got the deadliest parasites (acanthamoeba keratitis) and, worse, there was no treatment available in UAE. We got to know that in Asia, it's only treated in LVPEI and fortunately we are originally from Hyderabad. I could not have imagined the treatment that is extended in LVPEI. My first meeting with Dr Muralidhar had taken away all my fears and worries. Seeing the man I knew he is the doctor who can heal my son. Dr Muralidhar is not only a very good doctor, but he is a GEM of a person. I have no words to thank him. I wish there is one Dr Muralidhar in all the hospitals all over the world. God bless him."

Ghazala, Dubai, UAE

"The best hospital I have seen in India. I give full marks to the management. It's beautiful to see such lovely staff and doctors here. I personally thank Dr Prashant Garg. He was so kind to my family. I wish him the very best of luck in life. He is the best human being I have ever met in life."

Nidhi Singh Tandan, Jaipur, India


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