Bengaluru: Sankara Eye Hospital observes Glaucoma Week with candlelight walkathon
Bengaluru, 19 Mar 2017: Sankara Eye Hospital, here on the occasion of World Glaucoma Week 2017 (March 12–March 18, 2017), organized a Candlelight Walkathon from Sankara Eye Hospital till Marathahalli Flyover, here on Saturday, March 18 at 5:30 pm.
The initiative was to create awareness on Glaucoma – one of the leading causes of preventable blindness. Around 100 Glaucoma patients, doctors and staff of Sankara Eye Hospital have participated in the Walkathon.
As a statistics by the Glaucoma Society of India, more than 10 lac Indians are affected every year, the estimates would be able to reach 20 lac by the year 2020. Therefore, to stop glaucoma to be an epidemic awareness about the disease is very important. The walk by the glaucoma patients from Sankara Eye Hospital aims to create the awareness among general public about the importance of regular eye check ups, and understanding the risks of glaucoma.
About Sankara Eye Hospital
Sankara Eye Hospital, Bengaluru an NABH accredited tertiary hospital is a unit of Sankara Eye Foundation. The hospital was established in 2008 with a vision to provide highest quality and value for money in eye care services. It is a centre of excellence for Cornea, Retinal diseases, Glaucoma, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Oculoplasty and Lasik.
Sankara Eye Foundation has its presence across 6 states and total bed strength of 1800. Till date more than 1.4 million free vision restoration surgeries have been performed.