Sankara Nethralaya
Sankara Nethralaya
Like Sankara Nethralaya’s other community outreach programmes, the teleophthalmology service too depends largely on the goodwill of benevolent individuals and organisations. A lot of corporates, as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility, have lent support to Sankara Nethralaya’s teleophthalmology services

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Sankara Nethralaya Teleophthalmology Camp Report for 8th February 2012

Sponsor Name: Mr.E.G.P HARAN
Date of the camp: 08/2/2012
Camp place: Muttukadu
District: Chennai

Workflow at the camp spot:

01. Patient Registration
02. Auto refraction
03. Slit Lamp Examination
04. Fundus examination
05. Clinical Examination by Optoms
06. Teleconsultation
07. Counseling

Overview of camp statistics:

Total number of people who underwent testing: 126
Male: 75
Female: 51
Total number of glass prescription advised: 22
Teleconsultation Done: 06
Total number of cataract patient identified: 01

Clinical findings:

Refractive errors: 22
Single: 12
Bifocal: 10
Retina: 10
Diabetic Retinopathy: 04
Cornea: 01
Oculoplasty: 02
Glaucoma: 01
Cataract: 01

Dr. Sheila John
HOD – Teleophthalmology Department


The teleophthalmology camp ensures that good quality spectacles at a subsidized rate are given to poor patients. At our teleophthalmology camps, we provide patients with well-framed and quality lens spectacles which cost Rs. 300.


Sankara Nethralaya’s teleophthalmology unit covers rural areas in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Traveling to rural areas poses many a challenge to our team — irregular power supply, limited human resources, high fuel cost, to name a few. Our teleophthalmology van consists of state-of-the-art equipment and thereby ensures that rural patients undergo an ophtha

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