SBI donates advanced diagnostic tool to Sankara Eye Hospital

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Bengaluru, January 20, 2016: Ms. Rajni Mishra, Chief General Manager, Local Head Office, State Bank of India, Bangalore and Rotarian Nilesh, President Rotary Club of Bangalore IT Corridor; inaugurated a state of art ultrasound machine to be used to screen children for retinal conditions at Sankara Eye Hospital on 17th January,2016.

To be used in the operation theatre in infants and young children being evaluated for retinal diseases. This type of diagnostic tool is most helpful when there is difficulty examining the eye normally. One can gather a vast amount of information not possible with clinical examination alone.

‘The ultrasound B-scan donated by SBI is a much appreciated addition that will help in countering the time and space constraints. The Portable ultrasound equipment will increase the efficiency of diagnosis, and will bring more convenience to the effective treatment of children with retinal conditions including retinoblastoma (a retinal tumour)”, said Dr. P. Mahesh Shanmugam, Head of Department, Vitreoretinal & Ocular Oncology Services, Sankara Eye Hospitals, India.

The Ocular Oncology department at Sankara Eye Hospital, Bangalore is the first integrated ocular oncology centre in the state of Karnataka and treats over 50 children annually for various ocular tumours.

About Sankara Eye Hospital:

Sankara Eye Hospital, Bangalore an NABH accredited tertiary hospital is a unit of Sankara Eye Foundation. Under the aegis of a nonprofit NGO, Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Medical Trust founded in 1977 at Coimbatore with a vision to provide quality eye care, the hospital performs over 25000 eye surgeries annually.

Sankara Eye Foundation has its presence across 8 states and total bed strength of 1800. Till date more than 1.3 million free vision restoration surgeries have been performed. (www.sankaraeye.com).