Centre of Excellence in Vitreo-Retina & Ocular Oncology Inaugurated at Sankara Eye Hospital


Centre of Excellence in Vitreo-Retina & Ocular Oncology Inaugurated at Sankara Eye Hospital

Bengaluru, October 1st, 2015: Sankara Eye Hospital, one of the premier eye hospitals in the country dedicated towards eliminating needless blindness installed the world’s fastest German built Vitrectomy machine, Geuder megaTRON S4 HPS along with Electroretinogram (ERG) and Pascal Laser making it a comprehensive Centre of Excellence for Vitreoretinal & Ocular Oncology. The Centre of Excellence Vitreoretinal & Ocular Oncology was inaugurated today by Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Mr. U. T. Khader at the hospital premises in the presence of Dr. R. V Ramani, Founder and Managing Trustee, Sankara Eye Foundation, India and  other dignitaries from various walk’ of life.

Dedicating this Centre of Excellence to the people of Karnataka, Hon. Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Mr U. T Khader said, “I am delighted that the state-of-the-art excellence begins from our state and I am sure that Sankara Eye Foundation would plan for enabling such technologies at its other centres too thereby offering best of its services”.

The first of its kind in Asia, megaTRON S4 HPS’will ensure safer and faster Vitreoretinal surgeries with its double cutter and integrated laser translating into better outcomes. This allows 12000 cuts a minute. PASCAL Laser with yellow 577 nm is the unique and only one LASER inthe county that allows effective treatment of diabetics with minimal collateral damage.This allows simultaneously 16 laser shot, enhancing patient’s safety and comfort. Veris Clinicis the advanced electro-diagnostic equipment, which enhance the ability to diagnose of diseases affecting retina and the optic.

Commenting on the occasion, Dr. R. V Ramani, Founder& Managing Trustee, Sankara Eye Foundation, India said, “We are extremely happy that we are the first in Asia to install ‘megaTRON S4 HPS ’ at our hospital. This is the world’s fastest German built Vitrectomy machine which will benefit patients through precision. We keep encouraging the use of such technologically advanced machines in our hospital so that we could provide the best services to our patients and ensure speedy recovery. The German equipment will operate with precision leading to very few post-op complications”.

Dr. P. Mahesh Shanmugam, Head, Vitreoretinal & Ocular Oncology Services, Sankara Eye Hospitals, India said, “megaTRON S4 HPS   helps to easily recognize the steps for programming and calibrating the equipment and to decide the type of surgery to be made. Different users can be programmed with the pre established parameters, offering more agility in the proceedings in case the machine is used by different surgeons”.

The Department of Vitreo-Retina & Ocular Oncology at Sankara Eye Hospital, Bengaluru has been at the forefront of latest technology and treatment modalities for retinal diseases. Rated as one of the top referral and training centre for Retina, the Centre treats patients from across India and other countries.

About Sankara Eye Hospital:

Sankara Eye Foundation is a Non Profit NGO and part of the Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Medical Trust founded in 1977 at Coimbatore with a vision to provide quality eye care. With the goal of replicating one Sankara Eye Hospital in every State in India, the group is working towards freedom from preventable and curable blindness – Vision 20/20 by the year 2020 – wherein no one would be needlessly blind

Sankara has a chain of 13 eye hospitals comprising a team of 200 doctors, 600 paramedical professionals, 275 support staff and total bed strength of 1800. It has treated and performed more than 1.2 million Free Eye Care surgeries and every day about 500 eye care surgeries are performed in Sankara Hospitals.