"Walk for Glaucoma" held in Bangalore
Bangalore: To increase awareness among the public about Glaucoma, Bangalore Ophthalmic Society and Glaucoma Society of India jointly organized. Walk for
Glaucoma, a walkathon from Freedom Park to Gandhi statue at M G Road here today.
Glaucoma is the third leading cause of blindness in India. 12 million people are affected accounting for 12.8 per cent of the country`s blindness. This is expected to grow to
16 million by 2020, eye specialists said.
Flagging off the walkathon, City Police Commissioner Jyoti Prakash Mirji, said Glaucoma is a silent thief of sight. Glaucoma Week is to increase awareness about the
disease so that we can fight against glaucoma and do not let it darken your life".
Cine artist Shivarajkumar said Glaucoma, a silent killer of sight, has no warning symptoms.
"Only regular eye examination by an ophthalmologist can detect the condition & prevent further damage. So let`s wake up and join our hands together to fight against glaucoma?, he said
Glaucoma can affect any age group, including newborn, infants, children and elderly. Blindness from glaucoma is irreversible. Early detection is the key to preserving vision.
Glaucoma is the largest cause of bilateral blindness, second only to the cataract, said Dr K Bhujang Shetty, President of Bangalore Ophthalmic Society and CMD, Narayana Nethralaya.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Jamaat-e-Islami chief announces Rs 100 cr reward for PM Modi's arrest
- DNA: Captain Saurabh Kalia's torture at the hands of Pakistani Army
- DNA: Govt tests Maggi noodle samples from all states
- Zee Media exclusive interview with victim of Uber molestation
- Jamaat-e-Islami chief announces Rs 1 billion reward for PM Modi's arrest
- Assam Board (seba.net.in & resultsassam.nic.in): SEBA HSLC / AHM class 10th Results 2015 to be announced today
- Was asked to call Sunanda Pushkar’s death `natural`: AIIMS doctor
- From being the ‘Dabangg’ girl to ‘Akira’ - Sonakshi Sinha’s journey so far
- Maggi row: Delhi registers case against Nestle, Kerala withdraws stock from govt stores
- China ship carrying 458 on board sinks in Yangtze River: Five dead, hundreds missing