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Exhibition of Tactile Paintings at L V Prasad Eye Institute

20 visually impaired artists trained at rehabilitation workshop

Hyderabad, June 4, 2019: The Institute for Vision Rehabilitation at L V Prasad Eye Institute(LVPEI) is organizing an exhibition of tactile paintings made by artists with vision loss. To make this event more impactful, and to create awareness among the public, an exhibition of the art was held at the LVPEI campus today.

The unique art pieces of tactile paintings were created by 20 artists with vision impairment who had been trained in the art form at workshops held by the Institute for Rehabilitation at L V Prasad Eye Institute.

Art is a medium of expression, bridging gaps across languages, time and culture. But creating artwork is perceived as something that is not accessible for persons with vision loss, often excluding them from truly experiencing it. Moreover, because persons with vision loss do not identify colours, nor the 2-dimensional features of mainstream paintings, it demotivates them from taking up art as a hobby. 

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L V Prasad Eye Institute’s Whitathon Run raises awareness on Retinoblastoma eye cancer

Governor and Commissioner of Police flag off unique Run for a Cause

Hyderabad, May 19, 2019: To raise awareness on early detection of eye cancer (Retinoblastoma) in children, L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) organized the second edition of ‘WHITATHON’ Run on May 19 to commemorate the World Retinoblastoma Awareness Week that is being observed from May 13-19, 2019. Governor of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Sri ESL Narasimhan, and Commissioner of Police Sri Anjani Kumar flagged off the unique run for a cause at the People’s Plaza, Necklace Road at 6 AM. 

Last year, LVPEI treated 1147 cases of retinoblastoma free of cost, thanks to the funds raised through their first edition of Whitathon. This year over 3500 participants came forward to support the cause. 

The funds raised from the Whitathon Run will be utilized for treating poor children suffering from Retinoblastoma free of cost, and to provide resources for future research to explore new treatment options for this alarming ...

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Countess of Wessex Visits L V Prasad Eye Institute

Partnering for prevention of blindness in new born babies

Hyderabad, April 29, 2019: The Countess of Wessex, Vice-Patron of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (QEDJT), visited the L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) to see the impact of the ROP program (Retinopathy of Prematurity) supported by the QEDJ Trust. 

Premature babies are prone to Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), which afflicts the eyes of preterm babies that have typically received specialized newborn care. In 1998, Dr Subhadra Jalali, who is currently the Director of the Newborn Eye Health Alliance (NEHA) at LVPEI, was pivotal in establishing advanced ROP services at the Institute’s Kallam Anji Reddy Campus at Hyderabad to protect babies from going blind. Over the last 20 years, the LVPEI team has examined more than 20,900 babies and treated more than 16,100 eyes with state-of-the-art laser techniques and surgeries. The smallest baby treated was 550 grams and the tiniest baby to undergo a major surgery weighed 1100 grams. LVPEI through th...

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