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LVPEI, IIM-A and IIPH win the Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance CRC grant

L V Prasad Eye Institute, IIM Ahmedabad and Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Hyderabad win first of its kind Wellcome Trust/ DBT India Alliance CRC grant of about INR 10 crore

Ahmedabad, December 27, 2019:

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), IIM Ahmedabad and the Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Hyderabad have won a unique Wellcome Trust/ DBT India Alliance Clinical/Public Health Research Center (CRC) grant of about INR 10 crore, to set up a first of its kind center for excellence in health outcomes research and economics.

The process of selection included a rigorous application submission stage, an international peer review stage and a final interview that spanned over six months from earlier in the year. The team includes Dr Raja Narayanan, Dr Anthony Vipin Das from LVPEI, Dr Chirantan Chatterjee from IIM Ahmedabad and Dr Murthy from IIPH, Hyderabad. Dr. Narayanan is the PI for the project and other members are co-PIs.

The team will be advised by an international advisory board of health economists and medical outcomes researchers from Harvard and Stanford ...

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

Focus on ‘Cataract in Children’

Hyderabad, November 15, 2019: L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) is organizing Children’s Eye Care Week from November 11 to 17. This year the theme is “Cataract in Children”. Of the 2.2 billion people living with vision impairment or blindness, over one billion cases could have been prevented or are yet to be addressed. These billion people are not getting the care they need according to the first World report on vision issued by the World Health Organization (WHO). Initial treatment of childhood cataract is important to enhance vision in life and to minimize amblyopia (lazy eye development). As a part of the Eye Care Week, LVPEI is organizing an ‘Awareness Walk’ on Sunday, November 17. The Walk will be flagged off at 7am from LVPEI Banjara Hills.  

The growing level of cataract in children has become a matter of concern for the specialists. In India, studies have shown that cataract happens in one to fo...

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L V Prasad Eye Institute’s MyCyclothon to raise awareness on Myopia in Children

Brand Ambassador Sidhant Mohapatra unveils the MyCyclothon’s T-shirt design

Bhubaneswar, November 15, 2019: ‘MyCyclothon - better health, better sight’ is an initiative by L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Bhubaneswar to raise awareness about Myopia (short-sightedness/near-sightedness) in children and to raise funds for providing free spectacles to underprivileged children who are in need of them. The cause-related-cycling event will be organized on 19 January 2020 and will be flagged from the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. Sidhant Mohapatra, an ardent cyclist-cum-actor-cum-politician is the Brand Ambassador for MyCyclothon. He unveiled the MyCylothon T-shirt Design today. 

Short-sightedness/near-sightedness where a person can see objects clearly close to the eye but has difficulty to see objects that are far from the eye is called Myopia. In younger children, myopia progresses more rapidly because their eyes are growing at a faster rate, thus maki...

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