Sankara Academy of Vision signs MOU with leading Chinese Eye Hospital

Under the agreement, Chinese eye surgeons will be trained at the centre in techniques of cataract surgery

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Bengaluru: Sankara Academy of Vision, the education & training initiative of Sankara Eye Foundation has entered a strategic MOU with Tonghua Eye Hospital, a leading eye care centre in China. Under the MOU, Chinese eye surgeons will be trained at the centre in techniques of cataract surgery.
With the mission to eliminate avoidable blindness, Sankara Academy of Vision has been consistently in the forefront providing effective and innovative solutions for quality eye care.
“Having seen the work at Sankara and interacting with their leadership, I am confident that the Chinese Ophthalmologists will benefit from the training. We look forward to further collaboration in technology and research between our centres.” said Dr Zhao President Tonghua Eye Hospital China.
Dr R V Ramani, founder Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Medical Trust, said, “Sankara Academy of Vision has been providing advanced training to eye surgeons from India and across the world. I am glad that as we celebrate the 40th year of our movement this partnership between India and China is being entered.”
The MOU is another major step towards Sankara Academy of Vision’s commitment to social equity and work towards the nation’s interest of eliminating blindness through education, capacity building and research, mentioned the statement from the hospital.
Established in 2013, Sankara Academy of Vision is the eye care education & training initiative of Sankara Eye Care Foundation, India. Sankara Academy of Vision looks to reach a high pedestal in eye care education beyond the realm of a training institute or bound to a single geography. The Academy says it creates a value for the diverse range of stakeholders through integrating multidisciplinary research, teaching & knowledge transfer, and outreach & collaboration. The academy offers courses catering to the needs of the vision technicians, optometrists, allied health personnel and ophthalmologists.. it also fosters applied clinical research.
Sankara Eye Hospital, Bengaluru an NABH accredited tertiary hospital is a unit of Sankara Eye Foundation. The hospital was established in 2008 with a vision to provide highest quality and value for money in eye care services. It is a centre of excellence for Cornea, Retinal diseases, Glaucoma, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Oculoplasty and Lasik.