Staff Reporter

VISAKHAPATNAM: A free glaucoma screening and case detection camp will be organised at the Vasan Eye Care Hospital in association with Sneha Sandhya on World Glaucoma Day observed on March 12.

A comprehensive examination followed by thorough investigations with modern equipment and provision of few medicines are the highlights of the programme.

The awareness camp will be addressed by Superintendent (retired) of Regional Eye Hospital Ahikrishna. An awareness rally will be flagged off from the Vasan Eye Care Hospital by Deputy Commissioner of Police – Traffic Viswa Prasad at 8 a.m.

According to worldwide figures, 65 million people suffer from glaucoma and in India 15 million people are affected by the disease. Glaucoma, in most cases, is a silent killer of sight producing blindness without warning. In fact, it is observed that by the time the person seeks help he has already lost a significant portion of his sight or is already blind. Once it is detected, regular use of medicines prevent blindness.