The Sankara Nethralaya Tele-Ophthalmology team conducted a vibrant Eye Camp jointly with the Uttaradi Mutt at the Ramanuja Koodam,
Triplicane on the 27th of January 2013
The event started with the ceremonial inauguration of the camp by the Pontiff of the Uttaradi Mutt, His Holiness Sri Satyaatma Tirtha Swamiji in the presence of Dr.S.S.Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus, Dr.Vasanthi Badrinath, Director, Clinical Lab and Dr K.S.Vasan, MD, Sankara Nethralaya. The Free Eye camp witnessed an overwhelming response despite the chilly morning, from members of the public keen to participate and benefit from it.
Over 170 patients underwent comprehensive Eye check up at the camp of whom 32 were diagnosed as needing cataract surgery, 5 of whom were brought to the Sankara Nethralaya base hospital and treated absolutely free of cost and discharged the very next day.