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L V Prasad Eye Institute’s Rural Eye Care Program celebrates 20 years of work

Coincides with the 2018 International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness Meet

Hyderabad, September 15, 2018: L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI)’s community eye care arm the Gullapalli Pratibha Rao International Centre for Advancement of Rural Eye care (GPR ICARE) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The centre is named after one of the Institute’s major contributors and coordinates all of LVPEI’s rural eye health programs, as well as plays a major role in training community eye health professionals from all over the world, besides being a leader in public health research and advocacy. It is a WHO Collaborating Centre for the Prevention of Blindness.

This landmark occasion coincides with the Council of Members Meet of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), an international alliance of all eye care organisations, corporations and institutions from around the world. Around 400 delegates are attending the Council, which is being hosted by LVPEI, to celeb...

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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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