LV Prasad Eye Institute rolls out eye-care education programme

LV Prasad Eye Institute rolls out eye-care education programme
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Dr G N Rao, Chairman of LV Prasad Eye Institute, and Karuna Bhatia (extreme right), Head of Sustainability - India & South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank, at the launch of Standard Chartered Bank-LVPEI Academy for Eye Care Education, at LV Prasad Eye Institute, on Thursday
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LV Prasad Eye Institute in partnership with Standard Chartered launched Standard Chartered-LVPEI programme for eye care education and technology-enabled primary eye care services here on Thursday.

Hyderabad: LV Prasad Eye Institute in partnership with Standard Chartered launched Standard Chartered-LVPEI programme for eye care education and technology-enabled primary eye care services here on Thursday.

The centre is to provide basic eye care, including detecting common blinding eye conditions, correction of refractive errors and appropriate referral of complex cases to the next level.

The proposal on the futuristic vision centre model is approved by Standard Chartered Bank and the partnership envisages establishing 58 futuristic such centres across Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, and Karnataka from 2019 through 2023.

Founder of LV Prasad Eye Institute Dr Gullapalli N Rao said, "Each technology-enabled vision centre is expected to examine 5,000 patients in a year. This will expedite the eye-care delivery at the primary level.

Karuna Bhatia, Head of Sustainability at Standard Chartered Bank, India, said, "Standard Chartered – LVPEI programme for eye care education envisages creating an empowered workforce of high-quality eye-care professionals to meet the eye care needs to combat blindness and visual impairment in India."

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