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First 3D-Printed Human Cornea in India Developed by L V Prasad Eye Institute, Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology and Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

  • A made-in-India product by an Indian clinician-scientist team that could offer an affordable solution to corneal blindness
  • Can be sight-saving for army personal sustaining corneal injuries during war or in remote areas with no tertiary eye care facilities

Hyderabad: For the first time in India, researchers in the city have successfully 3D-printed an artificial cornea and transplanted it into a rabbit eye. Researchers from L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Hyderabad, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), and the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, have collaborated to develop a 3D-printed cornea from the human donor corneal tissue. Developed indigenously through government and philanthropic funding, the product is completely natural, contains no synthetic components, is free of animal residues and is safe to use in patients.

Dr Sayan Basu and Dr Vivek Singh, lead researchers from L V Prasad ...

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L V Prasad Eye Institute launched a Door-to-Door Community Eye Screening Project in collaboration with Siemens Healthineers, India

RISE (Reaching out with Innovative Services for Eye care) Project 50,000 people in Maheshwaram Mandal of Ranga Reddy district would be screened

Hon'ble Minister for Education, Government of Telangana, 
Smt P Sabitha Indra Reddy launched the Project

28 July 2022, Hyderabad: L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) launched a door-to-door community screening project in Maheshwaram Mandal of Ranga Reddy District under the CSR initiative of Siemens Healthineers, India. Under the project ‘Reaching out with Innovative Services for Eyecare (RISE)’, 50,000 people will be screened for eye ailments. The project was launched at LVPEI’s Maheshwaram Vision Centre (Primary Eye Care Centre) by Smt P Sabitha Indra Reddy, Hon'ble Minister for Education, Government of Telangana. 

Access to good quality eye health services globally is a key enabler to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This can be achieved by strengthening and ensuring Universal Eye Health c...

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L V Prasad Eye Institute Hosts the IAPB - South-East Asia Regional Eye Health Meeting

2030-IN SIGHT – Implementing Integrated People-centred Eye Care in South-East Asia Eye health professionals and organizations from the South-East Asia region participated in the Meeting

A high-level advocacy and planning meeting having representation from prominent eye health leaders, organizations, and institutes, including World Health Organization and government ministries from the South-East Asia Region, was organized at the L V Prasad Eye Institute’s Banjara Hills campus in Hyderabad. Hosted by the L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in collaboration with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) - South-East Asia (SEA), the regional meeting was called - 2030-IN SIGHT – Implementing Integrated People-centred Eye Care in South-East Asia.

Globally, there are 1.1 billion people living with the consequences of sight loss because they do not have access to eye care services. These are some of the poorest and the most marginalised in society. Without change, this will double.

The meeting was a focused deliberation on implementing the new IAPB eye health sector strategy 2030 In Sight: Ending Avoidable Sight Loss ...

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