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Started by sajiv, Aug 06, 2008, 04:44 PM

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Eye check-up camp from November 26

Madikeri: The annual free eye check-up and surgery camp will be held at the Ashwini Hospital here from November 26 to December 1, Chief Executive Officer of the zilla panchayat A.S. Ramachandrappa said here on Tuesday.

He said that the camp was being held to mark the 32nd anniversary of the hospital. Dr. Sudhakar from Madikeri will be in-charge of the camp. Dr. Shivaprasad from Hassan, Dr. Chandrashekar and Dr. Sridhar from Bangalore will conduct surgeries from November 27 to 30.


Rotary Club of Visakhapatnam will hold a free eye check up camp at Indian Oil Swagat Retail Outlet on the National Highway (NH-5) at Anakapalle on Sunday.

The camp, being held in association with Indian Oil Corporation, is intended for the benefit of autorickshaw, taxi and truck drivers, according to club president Mayank Kumari Deo. Free medicines would be distributed at the camp.


Eye donation

Following the advice of the president of Lions Club of Hosur Sipcot Dhanasekakaran, the sons of a woman donated the eyes of their mother who died recently.

Jaya Prakash Jain and Om Prakash Jain donated the eyes of their mother Dhanalakshmi Ammal, who died recently.

A team of doctors from Narayana Nethralaya received the eyes and said that it will be donated to two persons within 48 hours. Due to the steps taken by the Lions Club of Hosur Sipcot, so far 10 people have got vision, says a release from the Club.


Eye camp held

MADURAI: A special eye screening programme was conducted for Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation employees on Thursday and Friday by Vasan Eye Care Hospital.

Around 900 employees took part, of whom 35 were advised to undergo cataract surgery. More than 40 persons were given spectacles.


Free eye, dental camp held

VISAKHAPATNAM: A free eye and dental camp was conducted by Umar Alisha Rural Development Trust at Bhimunipatnam. According to trust secretary P. Ananda Kumar, about 900 persons were treated.

GITAM University Chairman M.V.V.S. Murthy inaugurated the programme.

Trust Chairman and Peethadhipati Umar Alisha inaugurated the eye camp organised by Sankar Foundation Eye Hospital and the dental camp of GITAM Dental College.

About 45 persons were identified for cataract operation and some for squint and arrangements made for operations.


Eye care institute launched

NELLORE: Vasan Healthcare Group, operating more than 30 hospitals across South India, has launched an eye care institute at Brindavanam in Nellore city on Monday.

Vasan eye care which was running hospitals in Kerala, Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Andhra Pradesh is planning to launch 50 more hospitals in the country and overseas by 2009, said institution director (Strategic Planning and Growth) P.A. Unni at a press conference here. The new hospital will provide free consultation for senior citizens and students below 21 years. A strong team with specialist doctors including P. Sireesha Sailaja, K. Bhaskar Reddy, Suresh and others will treat the patients in the hospital.


Eye camp held in Sikkim

VISAKHAPATNAM: Sankar Foundation has conducted an eye camp at Mangan in the State of Sikkim with the support of Bhavishya Bharath Foundation and in collaboration with the Mangan Tourism Development Corporation.

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling and Health Minister Kishey Lachangpa inaugurated the camp. The Chief Minister and the Health Minister lauded the services of Sankar Foundation.

Executive Trustee and Chief Executive Officer of Sankar Foundation K. Manimala, Medical Coordinator T. Raveendra, doctors and paramedical team from Sankar Foundation participated.


Eye camp

Coimbatore: The Eye Foundation in association with the District Blindness Control Society will conduct a free eye camp at Maharaja Arts and Science College on December 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Advances in eye care discussed

COIMBATORE: Advances in the treatment of cataract, management of glaucoma and eye defects in children were some of the areas in eye care that were discussed at a recent two-day national meet, "Eyetrendz'08", conducted by Lotus Eye Care Hospital here.Inaugurating the meet, Vice-Chancellor of Bharathiar University G. Thiruvasagam stressed the importance of technology in improving various areas of medical science. Innovations in ophthalmology should be used properly to treat blindness, he said. Eye care should be comprehensive. It should consist of preventive, curative and rehabilitative measures.A number of procedures involving latest techniques such as lasik and epilasik were demonstrated during the two-day meet.


Dental camp

Baskar Dental Foundation, T.Nagar, conducted a free dental health camp for senior citizens of Sathyalok Charitable Trust recently. The beneficiaries were given medicine and advice on the preventive aspects of dental diseases.

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