National Eye Donation Fortnight 2018

National Eye Donation Fortnight 2018 will be celebrated from 25th of August to 8th of September. “THE EYES HAVE ONE LANGUAGE EVERYWHERE” – George Herbert Every five seconds one person in the world is going blind and one child goes blind every minute. It is estimated that there are 0.12 million people in the country […]

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Treat it Young – Paediatric Eye Disease

“Children are our greatest treasure, they are our future.” – Nelson Mandela   As parents or elders, it is our duty to take care of their health and enhance their growth with maximum effort. Recognizing subtle signs of poor vision could help us provide them with necessary aid. Teaching them about eye hygiene, reading, and […]

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Got a Dry Eye? Here is How you can Treat the Condition

What is Dry eye? Dry eye is a condition in which excess evaporation or reduced secretion of tears occur. Eye surface is protected by a tear film that consists of an aqueous layer and an oily layer. The tear film prevents the aqueous layer from drying up. Any disruption of an oily layer can cause […]

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Hypertension and its effects on the Retina

New ACC/AHA High Blood Pressure Guidelines have been recently issued. Blood pressure categories in the new guideline are as follows:  Normal: Less than 120/80 mm Hg  Elevated: Systolic between 120-129 and diastolic less than 80  Stage 1: Systolic between 130-139 or diastolic between 80-89  Stage 2: Systolic at least 140 or […]

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Generating awareness is a vitally important first step to create a successful program to battle any disease in the community.

In India, most people consider it unimportant or are generally unaware about the benefits of getting their eyes tested regularly. Across the world, 36 million people are blind and 253 million people suffer from vision-related problems. The major causes of visual impairment are uncorrected refractive errors (43%) and cataract (33%). Most of the blindness (approx […]

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