Inaugural of Tej Kohli Cornea Institute

LVPEI in partnership with Dr May Griffith and her team of scientists from the Linköping University, Sweden, and with the financial backing of Tej Kohli and his Foundation, inaugurated the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute (TKCI) on 11 December 2015. The Centre was inaugurated by Sri ESL Narasimhan, Hon'ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. Also present was Guest of Honour Sri K T Rama Rao, Hon'ble Minister for Panchayat Raj & IT, Telangana.

Arjun Waney Eye Centre Opens in Berhampur, Odisha

LVPEI's 15th secondary centre, and its third in Odisha, the Arjun Waney Eye Centre at Berhampur was inaugurated on 13 December 2015 by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik. The centre is in partnership with The Savitri Waney Charitable Foundation and Mission for Vision. Also

present were Shri Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Information & Public Relations, Odisha; Shri Sidhant Mohapatra, MP Berhampur; Dr Ramesh Chandra Chyau Patnaik, MLA Berhampur; Shri Priyanshu Pradhan, MLA Chhatrapur; Mr Arjun Waney, Business Entrepreneur and Founder, The Savitri Waney Charitable Foundation; and Ms Elizabeth Kurian, CEO, Mission for Vision.

EyePEP 2015

EyePEP, Postgraduate Education Program in Ophthalmology, 24-29 November 2015, had about 75 participants. It had a more interactive format this year, facilitating very informative interactions for the students.


CROSSTALK, 19-20 December 2015, a summit for LVPEI clinical faculty and scientists from across all campuses, was at the imposing Atrium of the Velamati Sowbhagyavathamma building at the Hyderabad campus to discuss work, experience and aspirations for the future.


Awards & Honours

Aparna Rao was awarded the Intermediate Fellowship of the DBT Wellcome India Alliance to pursue her work in identifying molecular markers for pseudoexfoliation syndrome.

LVPEI received the i-COOP 2015 (Scientific Cooperation Development Program), a collaborative grant award with Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab, Institute of Optics, Consejo Superior Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC, Spanish National Research Council). Project: ‘Quantifying crystalline & intraocular lens optics'. Investigators: Prof Susana Marcos of CSIC; Virender Sangwan, Mukesh Taneja and Ashik Mohamed of LVPEI.

Anthony Vipin Das received Best Paper and Best Presentation awards for ‘Eye Smart EMR: Doorsteps to Boardroom' at the 1st National Conference of Health Information Management Association (HIM) India Info, at KIMS, Hyderabad, 4-5 December 2015. Kishore Babu was Organizing Treasurer and Moderator.

Alumna Kopal Mittal won the Mohan Lal Gold Medal for her presentation ‘Study of risk factors for aggressive posterior ROP' at the 49th Uttar Pradesh State Ophthalmological Society meeting at Allahabad, 28-29 November 2015.

In a first ever,Ramayamma International Eye Bank (RIEB) exceeded a record 5,000 tissues collected this year in 2015.


Visitors & Updates

Dr Tony Aldave, Professor Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, California, USA; Dr Satish Srinivasan, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Ayrshire, Scotland; Ally Haviland, Coordinator and Josie Noah, Global coordinator for Surgeon training programs, SightLife, Seattle; for the Sightlife DSEK workshop; 30 November – 3 December.

Dr Sanjeev Arora, Director, Project ECHO - Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes, Professor - Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center; Guest lecture – ‘Democratizing medical knowledge: Improving healthcare access to rural populations'; 22 December.

Natasha D Agrosa, Giving Account Specialist; Anna O' Connell, Director of Giving Trips; Ruthie Eisenberg, Manager Giving Trips; and Heidi Chase, Director, Seva Foundation visited the Kuchukulla Ramachandra Reddy secondary centre at Thoodukurthy and the Nagarkurnool Vision Centre as part of the TOMS “One-for-One giving eyesight” program supporting LVPEI for rural service delivery.

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Vocational Training for Rehabilitation Clients was organized on 21 November 2015. The 30 clients were taught the craft of making candles, floating candle stands, and wire and paper bags.

Workshop for Andhra University Students on low vision and rehabilitation services was organized on 26 November 2015 for 23 students of the Special Education department at Andhra University.

5th Integrated Fun Camp by the Rehabilitation Centre on 13 December 2015 had over 100 participants indulging in the fun and games, including the visually impaired and their families.

Special Olympics Lions Club International Opening Eyes event, 16 - 20 November 2015, had 256 special athletes who were screened for refractive errors, colour blindness, cataract, retinal and corneal problems, glaucoma and squint.


I have been a non-paying patient of your Bhubaneswar hospital right from its inception in 2006. Last year, in June 2014, I underwent a glaucoma surgery by
Dr Sanghamitra Das and I wholeheartedly thank her for it. The feeling my family and I have is similar to what we feel when we have 'dharma darshan' at the Tirupati Venkateswara Swamy temple. Just as devotees who pay a premium Rs 50 or Rs 300 merge with the devotees lined up for 'dharma darshan', all ultimately seeking the divine blessings as one, your hospital too offers the same services without discrimination to paying and non-paying patients.

Chilakalapalli Kalidas

Training Programs

The fourth edition of the LVPEI-SightLife DSEK Skills Transfer Course, 30 November - 3 December 2015, had the LVPEI Cornea faculty besides Dr Anthony Aldave, Jules Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles, USA and Dr Sathish Srinivasan, Ayrshire Eye Clinic and Laser Centre, South Ayrshire, Scotland. It had 15 participants.

Trainer's Training in Optical Dispensing (TTOD) at the Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry, 2 November - 11 December 2015, had 24 participants: 7 from India, 6 from Sri Lanka, 7 from Nepal and 4 from Bangladesh. The program was organized with support from WHO and IAPB.


Visitors & Updates

Dr Iwan Sovani, Director, Dr Syumarti, Head of Medical Services; Dr Yuhaputra Tristanto, Head of Education and Training Programs; Cicendo Eye Hospital, Bandung, Indonesia; 1 – 3 December.

18th anniversary - Jasti V Ramanamma Children's Eye Care Centre, Kallam Anji Reddy Campus, Hyderabad; 1 December.

5th anniversary - Shrungavarapukota Vision Centre, Vizianagaram District, Andhra Pradesh; 13 December.

5th anniversary - Chodavaram Vision Centre, Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh; 13 December.

2nd anniversary - Maliyaputti & Pydibhimavaram Vision Centres, Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh; 13 December.

8th anniversary - Jannaram Vision Centre, Adilabad District, Telangana; 18 December.

19th anniversary - Bhosle Gopal Rao Patil Eye Centre, Mudhole, Adilabad District, Telangana; 20 December.

2nd anniversary - Tekkali Vision Centre, Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh; 20 December.

8th anniversary - Jainoor Vision Centre, Adilabad District, Telangana; 27 December.

2nd anniversary - Vivekananda Vision Centre, Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad, Telangana; 27 December.

1st anniversary - Narasayapalem Vision Centre, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh; 28 December.

4th anniversary - Kothavalasa (Vizianagaram District), K Kotapadu & Kasimkota Vision Centres, Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh; 29 December.

Tenth Public Lecture at Bhubaneswar

The last in the series of public lectures at LVPEI Bhubaneswar was delivered by well-known film-maker Shri Sabyasachi Mohapatra on 15 December 2015 who

shared his journey and experiences across the world.


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