Staff Reporter

GUNTUR: Sankara Eye Hospital has commissioned Binocular Indirect Ophthalmo Microscope), the most sophisticated and latest Non Contact Operation System, which will enable surgeons to perform advanced retina surgeries.

Boon for patients

This is the second such system available in Andhra Pradesh after L.V. Prasad Institute at Hyderabad and first of its kind in coastal Andhra, hospital CEO M.R. Mohan Chander told reporters.

"It is a boon for diabetes patients with retina problems," he said on occasion of the 3rd anniversary of the hospital. On this occasion the hospital would begin construction of Phase-II adding 100 beds to double hospital capacity. Till date over 26,000 eye surgeries amongst the poor and needy rural patients had been carried out and about two lakh schoolchildren were screened for eye/vision defects. Sankara Eye Hospital became operational at Pedakakani, in Guntur on March 1, 2004, with expertise from Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Medical Trust, Coimbatore. It serves people in Guntur, Krishna and Prakasam districts.