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L V Prasad Eye Institute to partner top Portuguese cancer institute

MoU for eye cancer care with Champalimaud Foundation

Hyderabad, February 7, 2019: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), India and the Antonio Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal for advancing the treatment of eye cancer. The collaboration will aim to seek innovative and pioneering eye cancer treatment solutions, and also allow for genetic, molecular and cellular analysis. Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown’s (CCU) cancer program is the most advanced in the world.

The formal MoU was signed by Dr Gullapalli N Rao, Founder-Chair, LVPEI and Dr Leonor Beleza, President, Antonio Champalimaud Foundation. Also present were Mr Joao Botelho, Vice President and Prof Antonio Parreira, Clinical Director, Champalimaud Foundation, and Dr S Shivaji, Director of Research, LVPEI.

Specialized eye cancer treatment is a highly advanced subspecialty clinica...

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Humanistic Co-Design Workshop for visually impaired concludes today

L V Prasad Eye Institute and MIT-India hosted three-day workshop

Hyderabad, January 19, 2019: LVPEI Center for Innovation and MIT (Massachusetts) in sponsorship from MIT-India (Massachusetts) and L V Prasad Eye Institute (Hyderabad) hosted a three-day workshop on Humanistic Co-Design for the Visually Impaired in Hyderabad. This was an ideal platform for design and engineering students to directly collaborate with people who have visual disabilities, examine their problems and identify solutions. This tour was part of the annual MIT India program by the MIT (Massachusetts) team to a few Institutes in India to understand disability needs and Co-design.

Humanistic Co-design nurtures the thought of including the motivations of the user while building solutions for them. The process begins through holistic connections with people without a design/engineering agenda and concrete designs reveal them...

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Children’s Eye Care Week at L V Prasad Eye Institute

Less screen time, more outdoor activities for better child eye health

Hyderabad, November 9, 2018: The theme this year for Children’s Eye Care Week at L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) is 'Less screen time, more outdoor activities for better child eye health'. As part of Children’s Eye Care Week (November 11–16), LVPEI is organizing several activities to raise awareness on children’s eye health.

Experts are concerned about growing levels of short-sightedness (Myopia) in children and are of the view that it is rampant due to lack of natural light. As children are hooked to their screens for longer hours, there is increasing concern about potential harm to their visual development. “With the increase in the prevalence of myopia in the last few decades and being associated with sight threatening ocular diseases in later life, myopia has become an important global health problem. It is estimated that about half of the entire world’s population (5 billion) will be...

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