Glaucoma Awareness Walk, Dehradun
Dehradun 6th March 2016: The SJA Alumni Association joined the rest of the World in observance of World Glaucoma Day under the theme “The world is a wonder to See every day – so don’t let glaucoma get in the way”.
Walkathon was Organised by "Drishti Eye Institute" providing the best of facilities equipped ultra modern technology run by our prominent alumni Dr. Gaurav Luthra and Dr. Saurabh Luthra.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that causes progressive damage to the optic nerve at the point where it leaves the eye to carry visual information to the brain.
If left untreated, it leads to gradual worsening of vision or blindness. Once incurred, visual damage is mostly irreversible, and this has led to glaucoma being described as the "silent blinding disease" or the "sneak thief of sight". Glaucoma has emerged as the second commonest cause of blindness the world over with about 8.5 million people rendered blind due to it.
Early detection is essential to limiting visual impairment and preventing the progression towards severe visual handicap or blindness. An eye-care professional can detect glaucoma in its early stages and advise on the best course of action.
By way of this walkathon we request all our dear Alumni to be aware and take care. Glaucoma screening-cum awareness free camps are being by "Drishti Eye Institute" from 7th to 12th March to raise awareness among the people regarding the disease.
May the Force be with one and all!