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Surgical Centre, Eye Bank and Ocularistry Services Inaugurated at LVPEI Vijayawada

New facilities will help the Institute cater to more people in need of eye care in AP

Vijayawada, August 18, 2018: New initiatives and facilities were inaugurated at L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI)’s Kode Venkatadri Chowdary Campus, Vijayawada, on 18 August 2018 by the Honourable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Sri Nara Chandrababu Naidu. These facilities include Ophthalmic Surgical Centre, courtesy Laurus Labs Pvt Ltd; new facility of the Tej Kohli Eye Bank, courtesy Tej Kohli Foundation; and Centre for Ocularistry Services.

Tej Kohli Eye Bank at Vijayawada, the fourth in LVPEI’s network of eye banks across its tertiary campuses, moved into a new facility with state-of-the-art laboratory for the aim to further increase eye donations in Andhra Pradesh and make the region corneal blindness free. All the core functions such as procurement, evaluation and distribution of corneas to all the surgeons in the state are performed at this bank. As of date the eye bank h...

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WHO re-designates L V Prasad Eye Institute as Collaborating Centre

Only Health Care Institution with this status in AP and Telangana

Hyderabad, July 24, 2018: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated L V Prasad Eye Institute as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness for a further period of four years, taking it close to two decades of collaboration. LVPEI is the only health care institution with this status in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, and one of the only eight centres around the world in the area of prevention of blindness. 

Accepting his position as Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre, Dr Gullapalli N Rao, Founder Chair, L V Prasad Eye Institute said, “This two-way relationship between WHO and LVPEI continues to help us make a difference to public health globally. This recognition supports us in our mission to provide equitable and efficient eye care to all sections of society. We are extremely honoured to be in this journey with WHO for another four years. With the support of the network, we will strive to achieve our goals.&rd...

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L V Prasad Eye Institute hosts sixth edition of Engineering the Eye Hackathon

Focuses on the 6Ds of exponential innovation to bring out next-gen solutions

Hyderabad, July 10, 2018: L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) hosted the 6th edition of Engineering the Eye Hackathon (ETE6) from July 4-8. Over 20 teams showcased the outcome of their creative minds that were built in 72 hours to shape the future of healthcare service providers. Every year, Engineering the Eye brings together a unique opportunity for innovators to delve into the possibilities of building solutions for eye healthcare problems. LVPEI, one of the largest eye care network in India, provides a platform for young minds to see their innovations go from prototype to product in the hands of the target audience through this annual event. 

Engineering the Eye is a five-day healthcare hackathon where members of the ecosystem get together with enthusiastic minds across multiple disciplines to solve current pressing and future problems in eye care. Since 2013, the LVPEI Center for Innovation has...

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