World Glaucoma Awareness week by Department of Ophthalmology, SMSR from 12th to 18th March 2023

12 Mar 2023

Department of OphthalmologySchool of Medical Sciences and Research organized various activities on the occasion of “Glaucoma Awareness week” from 12th March to 18th March 2023.

Glaucoma is a term used to describe a group of diseases of the eye characterized by progressive and irreversible damage to the optic nerve (nerve of the eye responsible for vision) and if untreated can lead to irreversible blindness. Glaucoma is a silent thief of sight.

In India, Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness and more than 90% of cases remain undiagnosed in the community. Early detection is the key to slowing progression of Glaucoma for which regular eye tests are the only way to detect the ‘Symptomless Glaucoma. At a later stage, it becomes irreversible and results in permanent blindness.

Event Objectives are:

  • To create mass public awareness about Glaucoma
  • To motivate people to get regular eye checkup and glaucoma screening especially those who are 40 years and above

Topic: Understanding Glaucoma

Patron: -

  • Dr. Nirupma Gupta (Dean, SMS&R)
  • Dr. Adesh Kisanji Gadpayle (Medical Superintendent, Sharda Hospital)

Event Description:

  1. Activities in Eye OPD
  • Free Glaucoma Screening from 12th March to 18th March 2023
  • Awareness sessions will be conducted for patients and attendants at reception area and Eye OPD to motivate them for glaucoma screening & Eye Checkup.
  • Venue: Ophthalmology OPD
  1. Radio talk on Glaucoma awareness on “ Suno Sharda” on 13 .3.21 by Dr. J.L. Goyal

Venue: Radio station Sharda

  1. Guest lecture by Dr. Viney Gupta, professor of Ophthalmology RP centre, AIIMS, New Delhi, on 13.3.23 at 2:00 PM

Venue: Lecture Hall 2nd floor

  1. Poster making competition for Optometrist Interns & MBBS Students on 14.3.23.

Venue: OPD reception

  1. Quiz for MBBS students of batch 2019 & 2020 on 15.3.23.
  2. Walk to raise awareness on Glaucoma from Sharda Hospital, on 3.2021 at 10 AM

Chairperson: Dr. J.L. Goyal, Professor & Head, Department of Ophthalmology, SMS&R,

Organizing Committee:

Organizing Secretary: Dr. Abha Gahlot Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, SMS&R,


Speaker: Dr. Viney Gupta, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. RP center of Ophthalmic Sciences, New Delhi.

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