Bengaluru, March 18, 2017 : Sankara Eye Hospital, Bengaluru on the occasion of World Glaucoma Week 2017 (March 12 – March 18, 2017), has organized a Candle Light Walkathon on Saturday, 5:30 p.m from Sankara Eye Hospital till Marathahalli Flyover. The initiative was to create an awareness on Glaucoma – one of the leading cause 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 ten lakh Indians are affected every year, the estimates would be able to reach twenty lakh by the year 2020. Therefore, to stop glaucoma to be an epidemic an 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, Paediatric 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. (www.sankaraeye.com)