Professor Jerry A Shields, Director of Ocular Oncology Service at Wills Eye Hospital and Professor at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia visited San…
Prof Jerry Shields, Father of Ocular Oncology World-wide commends
Sankara Eye Hospital’s Community Activities
Visits Sankara Eye Hospital, Bangalore and shares his expertise with patients and doctors
Bangalore, India, December 7, 2010: Professor Jerry A Shields, Director of Ocular Oncology Service at Wills Eye Hospital and Professor at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia visited Sankara Eye Hospital recently and appreciated the excellent work the hospital was doing in serving the community, specially eye cancer patients
During his visit, Prof Shields commented, ‘The facilities at Sankara Eye Hospital are excellent. The doctors and staff are top quality. Do keep up the good work you are doing here in serving the community’.
Currently Sankara Ocular Oncology Centre treats around 148 children with various types of eye tumours. Recently the Centre introduced Brachytherapy treatment, which is known to have 90% success rate in restoring the vision and saving the life of the patient. Eye cancer can affect children 2 – 3 of years of age and if left untreated can be fatal and requires early and timely diagnosis and treatment to save the vision and life of the patients. Underprivileged children are provided free treatment under the ‘Nanna Kannu’ Comprehensive Eye Care Programme of the Sankara Eye Hospital.
About Sankara Eye Hospital: Sankara Eye Hospital, Bangalore, is among the foremost eye care hospital in the region. It is a unit of Coimbatore based Sankara Eye Care Institutions, which runs a chain of super specialty affordable and quality eye care hospitals across India. The hospital adopts the 80:20 patient ratio, where-in the 20% are paid patients and the 80% belong to the economically underprivileged class and are treated free. It has played a commendable role in community eye care in the remote corners of the country through its numerous programmes in detecting and eradicating preventable blindness. Sankara Eye Hospital Bangalore and Shimoga provide quality eye care to 13 districts covering South and Central Karnataka. Over 60,000 vision-restoring procedures have been performed successfully till date in the State. Sankara has been recognized for its yeoman service to humanity, both in the country and internationally and has won many awards. Some of the awards are the ‘Namma Bengaluru Award 2010, in February, India NGO Award 2008 and the Hospital Management Asia Award 2008 and the FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards in September 2009and September 2010.