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KTR Inaugurates the Poornima & Ramam Atmakuri Technology Centre at L V Prasad Eye Institute

Harnessing technology and product innovation to deliver eye care to all

22 September 2021, Wednesday, Hyderabad: Honourable Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries & Commerce, and Information Technology, Govt. of Telangana – Sri K T Rama Rao on 22 September 2021 inaugurated the Poornima & Ramam Atmakuri Technology Centre at L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI)’s Gullapalli Pratibha Rao International Centre for Advancement of Rural Eye Care (GPR ICARE), Kismatpur.

Innovation has been a part of LVPEI’s DNA right from its inception in 1987. Beginning 2013, the institute started focusing on ‘Technology and Product Innovation’ to integrate technology and eye care, aiming to bring down the cost of delivering eye care and making high-quality eye care accessible to the community, thereby tackling geographical and economic challenges. All the technology and innovation work done at LVPEI will now fall under the umbrella of the Poornima & Ramam Atmakur...

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Vellanki Venkateswara Rao & Vijaya Kumari Cataract Centre Inaugurated at L V Prasad Eye Institute, Vijayawada

Mr Mukesh Kumar Meena, IAS, Secretary to Government Industries & Commerce (FP) Dept., Andhra Pradesh, Inaugurates the Centre

Vijayawada, 3 September 2021: The comprehensive and dedicated, state-of-the-art cataract facility at L V Prasad Eye Institute’s Kode Venkatadri Chowdary Campus at Tadigadapa in Vijayawada has been now named as ‘Vellanki Venkateswara Rao & Vijaya Kumari Cataract Centre’, courtesy - Smt Sridevi and Sri Suresh Challa from Hyderabad. The Cataract Centre was inaugurated on 3 September 2021 by Mr Mukesh Kumar Meena, IAS, Secretary to Government Industries & Commerce (FP) Dept., Andhra Pradesh. 

Cataract has been documented to be the most significant cause of bilateral blindness in India responsible for 50-80% of the bilaterally blind in the country.  India has made huge strides from 2007 to 2019 in improving vision care - according to Health Ministry - with a reduction of the prevalence of blindness by 47% and a reduction in visual impairment by 51.9%. Despite this phenomenal success, cataracts continue to be a challenge.

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L V Prasad Eye Institute Urges People to Pledge for Eye Donation

An attempt towards eliminating avoidable blindness

The National Eye Donation Fortnight is observed every year from 25th August to 8th September to create public awareness about the importance of eye donation, and to motivate people to pledge their eyes for donation after death. Throughout the year, and more specifically, during this fortnight, L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) organizes a series of activities across its network centres to raise awareness about eye donation among the public. The aim is to ensure that the availability of quality corneal tissue does not remain a barrier in tackling corneal blindness.  

Corneal disease is a major cause of blindness in India. Of the 10 million blind in India, over 2 million Indians are affected by corneal blindness – 60% of them are below the age of 12. This could be due to corneal disease, injury or infection. Corneal transplantation is the only known cure for corneal blindness, which is made possible by the donation of healthy corneas by individuals upon their de...

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