14th Secondary Centre in Rayagada, Odisha

LVPEI’s 14th Secondary Eye Centre in Rayagada, Odisha - the Nariandas & Morbai Budhrani Eye Centre and JK Centre for Tribal Eye Health - was inaugurated by the
Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik on 31 August 2015. Dignitaries present included Shri Devidas N Budhrani, Founder Trustee of Naraiandas Morbai Budhrani Trust; Shri H P Singhania, Vice Chairman and Managing

Director of JKPL; Shri Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Information & Public Relations, Government of Odisha; Shri N Bhaskar Rao, Deputy Chairman, State Planning Board, Government of Odisha; Shri Lalbihari Himirika, Minister for ST & SC Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare Department, Government of Odisha; and Elizabeth Kurian, CEO, Mission for Vision.

New Vision Centres in Andhra Pradesh

#121 - Srimati and Sri Garikipati Lakshminarsaiah Vision Centre at Chinnapuram Village, Krishna District, was inaugurated on 25 August 2015. It is supported by Srimati and Sri Garikipati Dontulu Charitable Trust and was inaugurated by Dr Garikipati Prasad Rao, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, UK. Dignitaries included Sri G D Rao, Dr Sivarama Krishna Chalamasetty and others.


#122 - Atchuthapuram Vision Centre in Visakhapatnam District was inaugurated on 29 August 2015. Sri Panchakarla Ramesh Babu, MLA Atchuthapuram constituency was the Chief Guest. Other dignitaries included Sri Ch Srinivasa Raju, MPP; Sri P Srinivasa Rao, MDO; Sri D Babji, Sarpanch; Sri N Tirupathi Rao; Sri PST Patnaik; Sri
D Yellam Naidu; Sri Venku Naidu; Sri Kalidindi Sathyanarayana Varma.


#123 - Parawada Vision Centre in Visakhapatnam District was inaugurated on 29 August 2015. Sri Bhandaru Sathyanarayana, MLA, Pendurthi Constituency was the Chief Guest. Other dignitaries included Sri Nooka Raju, former Chairman, Bellam Market Committee; Sri M Appalannaidu, MPP; Sri P Jagannatha Rao, ZPTC; Sri B Srinivasa Rao, TDP Party President; Sri K Rama Murthy, former MPTC; Sri B Appa Rao, former Sarpanch; Sri G Paidi Raju, MPTC; Sri V Chinna and Smt Chittemma.


#124 - Jami Vision Centre in Vizianagaram District was inaugurated on 30 August 2015. Dignitaries included Sri PLN Raju, former MLC; Sri Lagudu Simhadri, former ZP Chairman; Sri B Pedababu, ZPTC; Smt IV Triveni, Sarpanch; Sri V Ramavatharam, former MPP; Sri SNM Raju, TDP State Secretary; Sri R Pydibabu, Sarpanch - Jagaram; Sri G Yerri Naidu, Mandal TDP President; Sri B Chinna Yerrinaidu, Retd

Headmaster - Jami; Sri N Gopala Krishna Raju, PA to Sri Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Civil Aviation Minister; Sri Koneru Murali, President District Quarry and Crushers Owners Association; Sri Prasad, Chairman, Retired RDO; Sri K Somu Naidu, PACS President; Dr PN Raju, Eye Specialist and others.

Eye Donation Fortnight

Ramayamma International Eye Bank (RIEB) observed the 30th Eye Donation Fortnight, 25 - 8 August, 2015. Events conducted included kiosks to distribute eye donation material and pledge cards at major General Hospitals in Kurnool, Warangal and Hyderabad; a press conference in Warangal; awareness talks at Siddipet and a pledge program at Chevella.


Awards & Honours

Javed Ali won the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) Merrill Reeh Pathology Award, to be given at the upcoming Fall Scientific Symposium in Las Vegas, for his work ‘Punctal Stenosis: Histopathology, Immunology, and Electron Microscopic Features - A Step Toward Unraveling the Mysterious Etiopathogenesis’.

Taraprasad Das delivered the East India Zonal Ophthalmology Congress (EIZOC) Oration on 26 September 2015. His topic was ‘Clinical Dilemma Vs Evidences in Diabetic Macular Edema Management’.

GMR Varalaskshmi Campus won the ‘Vruksha Mitra Kannam Srinivasa Rao Memorial Award’ on 31 August 2015 for their contribution to making the city of Visakhapatnam a green city.

The Central Audio Visual Unit (CAVU) won the first prize in the Infographics category for their digital poster on nutrition titled ‘My First 1000 Days Matter Most’ awarded by Sight and Life, the Geneva based micronutrient initiative.

BLSO alumnusi Ravi Bakaraju won the 2015 Irvin M Beatrice Borish Award at the upcoming American Academy of Optometry (AAOpt) meeting at New Orleans, USA, for his seminal work in designing new forms of contact lenses for correcting presbyopia at the Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney.

A significant number of LVPEI faculty and fellows participated at the 3rd Congress of World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS) at Barcelona, 4-6 September 2015. Ramesh Kekunnaya played a significant role in organizing the event in his capacity as Executive Director of WSPOS.

Javed Ali has five articles in a single issue of a publication - The September / October 2015 issue of the Ophthalmic Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery (OPRS) - one in each designated section of the journal.

Gajille Srinivas won two photography awards at Pixoto, an online resource. The submissions were clicked using an LG Optimus L7ii mobile phone

at LVPEI’s Kismatpur Campus and submitted on 11 September 2015 in the ‘Uncategorized’ section.

Subhadra Jalali delivered the Keynote ‘Anti VEGF therapy in ROP: Facts and apprehensions’ at Chaithanya Eye Hospital’s Annual CME in Trivandrum; 16 September.

Excellence Equity Efficiency
34th Low Vision Awareness Program (LAP)

The 34th Low Vision Awareness Program (LAP) on 18 September 2015 had a record 225 participants (optometrists, ophthalmologists, optometry students, vision technicians, rehabilitation professionals and optometry educators) from across the country. There were didactic lectures, case discussions, and the popular hands-on session with participants exploring various low vision devices. The program was video-conferenced across all tertiary centres, with India Vision Institute lending valuable support.

Dr Rustam D Ranji Rotary Award and Lecture

Dr Rustam D Ranji Rotary Award and Lecture 2015 was delivered by Dr Evita Fernandez, Managing Director, Fernandez Hospital, on 23 September 2015. She spoke on ‘The Growth of an Institute: The Fernandez Journey’.

Surgical TimeOut Awareness Module

Visitors & Updates

Dr Michael Kaschke, CEO and Mr Daniel Sims,Managing Director, Carl Zeiss, Germany; Visit - 11 September.

Dr Ann Dozier, Chair of Public Health Sciences; Dr Rajeev Ramchandran, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Flaum Eye Institute; Ms Barinder (Vinda) Patel, Co-Director, India Initiative, University of Rochester, USA; Visit – 27-29 September.

Mr Brian Foster, Executive Director, Operation Eyesight Universal, Canada; Visit – 30 September.

Prof Paul Palmberg, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami; Dr Robert Stamper, Director, Glaucoma Clinic; UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco; Dr George Varghese Puthuran, Chief, Glaucoma Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai; Dr Lingam Vijaya, Senior Clinician, Singapore National Eye Center, Singapore; Glaucoma Implant Surgical Workshop – 29-30 September.

Kismatpur Vision Centre, GPR Campus, Hyderabad; 10th Anniversary; 1 September.

Kothapatnam Vision Centre,, Prakasam District; 6th Anniversary; 2 September.

Nagarkurnool Vision Centre, Mahbubnagar District; 12th Anniversary; 7 September.

Kothakota Vision Centre, Mahbubnagar District; 12th Anniversary; 15 September.

Kollapur Vision Centre, Mahbubnagar District; 12th Anniversary; 18 September.

Neradigonda Vision Centre, Adilabad District; 3rd Anniversary; 24 September.

A ‘Surgical TimeOut Awareness Module’ was conducted on 9 September 2015 for Ophthalmology Fellows, Faculty,

Anaesthesiologists, OR Administrators, Technicians and Nursing staff. The program included didactics, video demonstration, group activity, and an interesting photo competition clubbed with the pledge-taking that had team members pose together to commemorate the Time-Out awareness building exercise.


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