Honors & Awards
Dr Taraprasad Das elected Vice President of VISION 2020 India for 2011 – 2014.
Dr Srinivas Marmamula awarded PhD from UNSW, Sydney, Australia. He created history – joining the Institute 17 years ago as a student in the Diploma in Ophthalmic Techniques program to now completing his doctorate!
Prof D Balasubramanian, Director – Research, was presented the BITS (Birla Institute of Technology & Science) Pilani Distinguished Alumni Award 2011 "in recognition of his significant and outstanding contribution to entrepreneurship" at its convocation held on August 28, 2011.
City Centre, Madhapur
Completes One Year!
LVPEI's first City Centre at Madhapur, Hyderabad completed one year of operations on August 16, 2011, seeing 14,842 OP patients (9356 new) and performing 905 surgeries. Congratulations!
Talks @ LVPEI
Professor Anil K Gupta, IIM, Ahmedabad
Innovation across Boundaries and Barriers: Towards
Open and Empathetic Innovation Models
Mr Sumit Dagar, Interaction Engineer, Film Maker, TED Fellow
Invention and Work on the Braille Phone
Prof Amod Gupta, PGIMER, Chandigarh
Role of Fundus Autofluorescence in Retinal Imaging
Dr Anthony Atala, Wake Forest University, USA
Regenerative Medicine: Current Concepts and Changing Trends
Dr Jesson Martin , Indiana University School of Optometry, USA
Unbiased Estimation of Refractive State of Aberrated Eyes
82nd Vision Centre Inaugurated
LVPEI's 82nd Vision Centre (VC) at Cherla village (attached to the secondary care Nava Bharat Eye Centre at Paloncha) was inaugurated on August 19, 2011. The VC's rent, the Vision Technician's salary and accommodation are being taken care of by the Managing Director of CARE Hospital, Nampally, Dr D N Kumar. Mr Rajesh, senior Vision Technician is helping to set up the VC; it is supported by the Latter-day Saint Charities, USA.
The 200 people who attended the inaugural included Circle Inspector Mr Prasad Rao, Sub Inspector Mr Nagaraju, ophthalmologist Dr Shyam Sundar Rao, District Health and Medical Officer Dr Shesha Reddy, and Mr CVK Rao, veteran theatre artist and eminent writer.
About 800 children from Rahul Vignyan School, an initiative of Dr Kumar, participated in the inaugural and performed several dances. Two students Pawan and Sharmila gave talks on the themes: "Can a child help raise awareness?" and "How can a child help its own neighborhood to utilize the Cherla VC services?".
Mr Prasad Rao undergoes an eye check-up
Students of Rahul Vignyan School perform a Dappu dance
10th Rural Satellite Eye Care Centre
LVPEI's 10th satellite centre - Dr Kommareddy Raja Ram Mohan Rao Eye Centre - near Gudavalli village, Cherukupalli mandal, Guntur district, was inaugurated on August 24, 2011. The centre is a beautiful building located in a rural location surrounded by green fields. There is a tremendous need for accessible and quality eye care in the area. The Centre's supporters, Dr K Varaprasad, a renowned general surgeon and some of his family members (also doctors), are serving the population of the village for the past 35 years, covering 3 districts with an OPD of 300-400 patients daily.
Mr M Venkata Subbaiah (former MLA) lights the lamp; also seen Dr Kodali Mohan, brother of Dr Varaprasad (centre)
For the inauguration, Dr Varaprasad (who was unwell) sent a message paying tribute to his teacher and mentor Dr Kommareddy Rajaram Mohan Rao, Professor of Surgery and former VC, Nagarjuna University. The OPD started with the lighting of the lamp by Dr Kodali Mohan. The centre uses the Electronic Medical Records system. The Cherukupalli team was led by Dr Sulochana.
Artists' Workshop at LVPEI, Hyderabad campus, in which 16 artists from New Delhi, Mumbai & Kolkata
participated (August 2-6, 2011)
Mr Paramjit Singh Mr Sidharth Gurucharan Singh Mr Manu Parikh Mr Veer Munshi Mr Prabhakar Kolte Ms Madhvi Parikh
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