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Psychological Impact of COVID-19 on Ophthalmologists High

Shows results of an online study conducted by L V Prasad Eye Institute in collaboration with the All India Ophthalmological Society and The George Institute for Global Health India

Hyderabad, May 19, 2020: The results of an online study conducted by L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in collaboration with the All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) and The George Institute for Global Health India to evaluate the psychological impact of the COVID-19 crisis on trainees and practising ophthalmologists in India during lockdown demonstrated that a significantly high proportion of ophthalmologists were affected psychologically as they are at an increased risk of close contact with the patient’s eyes and face.

COVID-19 outbreak has affected millions globally, both physically and mentally, causing psychological impact such as stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, denial, anger and fear. Psychological implications can be attributed to direct or indirect effects of the illness on livelihood and living conditions. Asymptomatic transmission of the disease causes fear and anxiety. In addition, lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and ...

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L V Prasad Eye Institute Hyderabad and Bhubaneshwar become the first institutes in the States of Telangana and Odisha to be empanelled under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana

MoU signed

Hyderabad, 6 March 2020: The L V Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad and Bhubaneswar become the first institutes in the States of Telangana and Odisha respectively to be empanelled under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. A formal MoU was signed between Dr Gullapalli N Rao, Founder-Chair, L V Prasad Eye Institute and Dr Jitu Lal Meena, General Manager, Hospital Networking & Quality Assurance on 6 March 2020 to formalize this partnership.

Hospitals in the states of Telangana, Odisha, West Bengal and Delhi can currently apply for this empanelment. This empanelment will greatly benefit the poor out-station patients coming to our hospital from outside Telangana. Going forward, LVPEI will also apply for their Bronze standard of Accreditation for its secondary centres in Telangana and Odisha to help poor patients visiting these centres from the neighbouring states. The poor patients of Telangana and Odisha are already getting these benefits at...

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‘Pashyantu’ - Advanced Eye Care on Wheels

LVPEI OMC Eye Health Initiative

Bhubaneswar, January 16, 2020: L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) along with Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) flagged off a Mobile Eye Diagnostic Van, ‘Pashyantu’ that aims to provide advanced eye care closer to people in different districts of Odisha. The mobile van was inaugurated by the honourable Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik, and would be covering every LVPEI Odisha Secondary Eye Care Centre (currently at Keonjhar, Rajgangpur, Rayagada, and Berhampur) twice a month. 

Many of the eye disorders, particularly glaucoma (high pressure in the eye) and retina (diabetic retinopathy) need advanced diagnostic tests and treatment by a specialist ophthalmologist. People need to visit specialists several times a year and for several years. The cost-effective method of care is to deliver these services closer to the people. A mobile vehicle that brings the high-end equipment and the specialists regularly at fixed period is one of the solutions. ‘Pa...

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