“Glaucoma Awareness Day” was conducted by the department of Ophthalmology on 22/03/2017. The main aim was to create awareness among the general population about vision loss due to glaucoma.
Informative posters were displayed at the hospital entrance and 1000 pamphlets were distributed. Patients and relatives were encouraged to put up queries and their doubts were resolved. All patients above 40 years attending Eye OPD were screened for glaucoma by measuring intraocular pressure. During this activity, we realized that a lot of awareness about Glaucoma still needs to be generated among the people.
Mr. Jagannath Alhat, one of the patients screened, thanked the team for all the efforts taken and promised the campaigning team that he would make his senior citizen friends aware about glaucoma and requested them to get their eyes checked.
This feedback boosted the morale of the entire team and a sense of contentment and achievement was felt.