Decennial Celebrations

The Bhubaneswar Campus celebrated its tenth anniversary on 16 January 2016. Present on the occasion were the

Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik and Shri Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Information & Public Relations. Over the last decade, LVPEI Bhubaneswar has notched up more than 7 lakh outpatients (22% free of cost) and 77,000 surgeries (34% free of cost). The various programs scheduled included:

  • Investiture ceremony of Ophthalmic Nurses, Vision Technicians and diploma programs in community eye health.
  • Display of paintings of eminent international artists.
  • Alumni meet of optometrists, retina and pediatric faculty.
  • 6th Bijayananda Patnaik Memorial Lecture delivered on 15th January by Prof Harminder Singh Dua, Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Nottingham, UK on ''Steering the ship from studentship to leadership'.
  • Workshop and CME The Engima of the 6th Layer, 15-16 January, conducted by the Cornea and Anterior Segment Service.
 
Long Term Ophthalmology Fellows Graduate

9 long term ophthalmology fellows from Kallam Anji Reddy Campus and 3 from LVPEI Bhubaneswar graduated on 31 December 2015.

 
 

Awards & Honours

Prashant Garg has been invited by American Academy of Ophthalmology to author an AAO 'Focal Points Module' on Parasitic Keratitis. Focal Points is the Academy's flagship monthly publication, with each issue providing a walkthrough on a specific ophthalmic topic.


LVPEI Bhubaneswar won the First Prize for its gardens among 'Teaching and Training Institutes' at the Garden Competition 2016 conducted by the Garden Lovers' Association, Bhubaneswar.


 

Visitors & Updates

Minister for Civil Aviation Sri Poosapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju, MLA Smt Meesala Geetha and MLC Sri Dwarapureddi Jagadeeswara Rao visited the Denkada Vision Centre, Vizianagaram; 3 January.


Prof Michael A Webster, Director, Center for Integrative Neuroscience (NIH COBRE); Co-Director, Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno, USA; Guest Lecture on 'Neural compensation for the optical aberrations of the eye’; 8 January.


Mrs Soona and Mr Edward Brown, France, donors for the David Brown Children’s Eye Care Centre in Vijayawada and the

Edward & Soona Brown Eye Centre in Sattenapally; 19 January.


Prof Harminder Singh Dua, Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Nottingham, UK; Guest Lecture at Bhubaneswar Campus on 'Dua’s Layer: Its discovery, characterisation, controversy, clinical implications and surgical applications’; 13 January.


3rd anniversary - Mandasa Vision Centre, Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh; 30 December.


8th anniversary - Sudhakar and Sreekanth Ravi Eye Centre, Markapuram, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh; 4 January.


1st anniversary - Edward and Soona Brown Eye Centre, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh; 12 January.

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A Slew of Activities by Rehabilitation Services:

GMR Varalakshmi Campus organized a Yoga Workshop on 31 December 2015 by Sri Sankar Rao, a leading yoga trainer, for 40 clients of the vision rehabilitation centre at GMR Varalakshmi Campus.

The 18th ‘Rehab Volunteers Meet’ on 2 January 2016 was a thanksgiving for about 35 volunteers for their time, talent and treasure during the past year, besides seeking their suggestions for the coming year.

 

The 24th meeting of the Parents’ Association of Visually Impaired (PAVI) on 9 January 2016 planned activities for 2016 and had an interesting quiz on awareness regarding disability issues for about 40 participants.

A Vision Screening program was conducted for 58 students of Spurthi School for Special Children, Gun Bazar, Secunderabad on 8 January 2016.

   
 

2nd Annual meeting of 165 Alumni of LVPEI Optometrists (ALO) held at KAR Campus; 23-24 January.


State-wide 'Rapid Assessment of Visual Impairment’ Survey on population aged above 40 years, in collaboration with Govt of Tripura and Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services, initiated in January 2016.

     
 

Visitors & Updates

10th anniversary - Bhubaneswar Campus, Odisha; 14 January.


30th anniversary - Hyderabad Eye Institute (LVPEI registered as Trust with Sri K P Prasad, Prof Ramalingaswami, Dr Narla Tata Rao, Sri K Rama Rao, Sri Ramesh Prasad and Dr G N Rao as founding trustees); 20 January.


9th anniversary - Telkapally Vision Centre, Mahbubnagar District, Telangana; 24 January.


5th anniversary - David Brown Children’s Eye Care Centre, Vijayawada; 29 January.


1st anniversary - Unguturu Vision Centre, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh; 30 January.


9th anniversary - Utnoor Vision Centre, Adilabad District, Telangana; 31 January.


The Kothapalli Rama Rao Surgical Centre at the Velamathi Sowbhagyavathamma building

was inaugurated by Sri Kothapalli Kishore and his wife Meena on 25 January 2016.


More Women Patients Served in 2015 - LVPEI’s rural eye care services had 52% female outpatients and 57% surgeries for women in 2015. The focus on women patients is owed not just to gender sensitivity but to the higher prevalence of blindness among women. Altogether, LVPEI’s rural eye care services served 18,075 outpatients and performed 2,148 surgeries in 2015.


Looking Beyond the Eye 2016 - a CME on Eye and Systemic Diseases – was organized on 24 January 2016 at the Arjun Waney Eye Centre, Berhampur, Odisha.


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