Quarterly Newsletter - 1st edition (April - June 2015)


Timely Screening and Intervention Prevents Sight Loss in a New Born: During the routine screening of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) by our team in LVPEI Bhubaneswar, a one day old baby with congenital glaucoma was diagnosed within hours of birth and was successfully operated. The child’s cornea has been cleared substantially and he is no longer at risk of losing his eyesight permanently.

Four New Vision Centres inaugurated: The 117th vision centre, was inaugurated at Kankipadu in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh on 13 April. Operation Eye Sight, Canada funded the capital expenditure and Dr Gullapali V Rao and family contributed towards the operational expenses of the centre. The 118th, 119th and 120th Vision Centres supported by Latter-day Saint Charities, USA were inaugurated in Kollur, Nagaram and Karlapalem villages respectively in Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh on 26 June.

Rehabilitation Clients Ace Exams: 21 student clients of LVPEI's Rehabilitation Services have aced their Intermediate examinations this year. These students were provided with educational support and guidance through remedial teaching and assistive devices.

Spreading Awareness about Retinoblastoma: As part of the Retinoblastoma (a type of eye cancer, affecting children between 0-3 years) Awareness Week, 11-16 May, a series of public awareness activities were organized across the LVPEI network. The event concluded with a blood donation drive- Bloodline, flagged off by Tollywood actor

Nara Rohit. Also significant was the support extended by Joyalukkas Foundation this year as well for supplying food supplements to children with retinoblastoma.

LVPEI completed 28 years of patient care: Completed 28 years of patient care on 1st June. The day was commemorated as the 29th Patient Care Day.

Low Vision Awareness Program: The 33rd Low Vision Awareness Program (LAP), a
bi-annual event of LVPEI, organized on 3 April, received active participation from 150 eye health care professionals from across the country.

Crusade Against Diabetic Blindness: A CME (Continuous Medical Education) titled “Crusade against diabetic blindness” was conducted on 24 May at LVPEI Bhubaneswar under the aegis of the Odisha State Ophthalmic society. The event was supported by All India Ophthalmic Society’s Academic and Research Committee.

Special Education: An education program on Low Vision and Rehabilitation Services was organized for the students of Special Education at the Andhra University on 20 April.

LVPEI Supports Victims of Nepal Earthquake: The LVPEI family raised a fund of over Rs 3 lakhs for the victims of the Nepal earthquake.

  Eye Health Check Program

Community Eye Screening Program

  • NTR Trust Bhavan,

Corporate Eye Health Check Program

  • ADP Pvt Ltd, Somajiguda, Hyderabad
  • ADP Pvt Ltd, Kondapur, Hyderabad
  • EFX - A Division of Prasad Corporation
    Ltd, Hyderabad
  • Infosys, Bhubaneswar

Corporate Tie-ups

  • NTPC-SAIL Power
    Company Private Limited,
  • Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Bhubaneswar
  Our Support

Suresh Pataskar

Microsoft/ Charities Aid
  Foundation India

Lattiff Nasher Numkn

Ajitha Pavuluru
BSN Pallayya
Chandra Lipi Jain
D Balasubramanian
G Krishna Prasad
G D Rao, Sri Garikapati
  Dontulu Charitable
K Bhanumurti
Mohan Humnabadkar

Punam Jaggi
Rotary Club of
  Hyderabad, Dist 3150
Shoukat Ali
Sukla Motra
Vijaya L Ramam
Vijay Mandani, MBG
   Commodities Pvt Ltd

Joyalukkas Foundation

Amyn Pirani
Nirmal Bagaria, NKB
  Impex Pvt Ltd
Satya Nam Baksh
Sunitha Bagaria

Anil R Goyal
Ajay Kanoria, Asiatic
  Oxygen Limited
Dilip Sanghvi,
  Sun Pharma
  Laboratories Ltd
Rajkumar Seksaria,
  Shri Kudilal
  Govindram Seksaria
Vishal Anil Goyal

Ganesh R Wattamwar

Bisham Hinduja

United Kingdom
A Uddin

Karinath (in memory of
  Late Dr Narahari)
Naramada Narayanan

Bhanu Teja Reddy
M Vijay Kumar

L Srirama Murthy
R V R Projects Pvt Ltd
SRL Diagnostics Ltd
S Surya Kantham
Y Sambasiva Rao


Established in 1987, L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) is a not-for-profit organization. Over 1.8 crore patients served; 50% of the services provided free of cost regardless of the complexities of the surgery.

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Awards & Accolades

Won the India Healthcare Awards 2014, jointly instituted by CNBC TV18 and ICICI Lombard, in the category Best Single Specialty Hospital - Ophthalmology on 8 June.

Received the Best Management Award given by the Labour Employment Training and Factories Department, Government of Telangana on 1 May.

Rated over 4 on a scale of 5 by customers on Justdial as on April 2015. The certificate issued by Justdial stated that LVPEI's customers held the institute in "great esteem" and see the institute as "one of the best in business".

Partner Testimonial

I visited LVPEI for my son’s Keratoconus (a progressive eye disease). We had heard about LVPEI’s expertise, but being there was an inspirational experience. Being a doctor and part of commercialized/ capitalistic medicine, it was an eye opener to experience true and ethical medical practice at its best. - Dr Shashikant Y Kulgod MS, FRCS, Belgaum, Karnataka.

Partner Story

Nava Bharat Ventures Limited’s (formerly Nava Bharat Ferro Alloys Limited) association with LVPEI dates back to 1989. They extended their whole hearted support in setting up of a world class eye bank at the institute, the Ramayamma International Eye Bank (RIEB). Today RIEB is the largest provider of sight restoring corneas in India and a SightLife Centre of Excellence in Eye Banking. Read more

A Handy Tip - Take Care of Your Eyes

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness. If you have diabetes, get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year.

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