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L V Prasad Eye Institute to organize its first WHITATHON Run to create awareness on Retinoblastoma

VVS Laxman and Tom Moody of SunRisers unveil T-shirt

Hyderabad, May 6, 2018: To raise awareness on early detection of eye cancer (Retinoblastoma) in children, L V Prasad Eye institute (LVPEI) is organizing its first "WHITATHON" Run on May 20 to commemorate the World Retinoblastoma Awareness Week that will be observed from May 13-19, 2018. VVS Laxman and Tom Moody from SunRisers Hyderabad, the Indian Premier League (IPL) team, will be unveiling the Whitathon T-shirt on 6 May, 2018.

Retinoblastoma, most commonly (90%) affects children below 3 years of age. 20 to 25% cases of eye cancer worldwide in children are from India, and 50% of cases worldwide lose their lives due to late detection and inadequate treatment.

The Run will be flagged off from People's Plaza, Necklace Road, Hyderabad, Telangana at 6 AM. 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 rese...

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Dr Somasheila Murthy, Head, Cornea Services at L V Prasad Eye Institute, India, Performs Corneal Transplant Surgeries at The Liberia Eye Centre, Monrovia

Corneas for the Surgeries provided by SightLife, USA

March 28, 2018: Dr Somasheila Murthy, Head of Cornea Services at L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), India, is visiting the Liberia Eye Centre at John F Kennedy Memorial Medical Center in Monrovia, Liberia and is going to performing corneal transplant surgeries, for which the corneas are being provided by SightLife, Seattle, USA - an international organization involved in procuring and providing corneas worldwide.

Since the inauguration of the Liberia Eye Centre by the former President of Liberia, Her Excellency Dr Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in July 2017, which was facilitated by LVPEI, senior doctors from the institute including cornea, glaucoma, retina and oculoplasty specialists have been travelling to the centre on a periodic basis to treat complicated cases. Additionally, a team of Ophthalmologist and Optometrist from LVPEI has been permanently deputed at the centre to support the local staff in the day-to-day operations. Under the abled leadership of Dr Jerry Brown, CEO, John...

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