Highlighting the growing problem of low vision in India, Dr (Professor) AK Grover, President, Eye Center & Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital says that the process of seeing is a delicacy. gift of nature and most wonderful organs in terms of structure and function in the body. He added: “The human eye has a resolution of 375 mega pixels. It’s a natural camera with peripheral vision and it transmits messages to the brain to figure out colors, movement, etc.”
He went on to say that cataracts are the most common cause of blindness in India, and diabetes is believed to be the cause of large numbers of damaged eyes. Other causes are corneal opacities, cataract surgery complications (including PCO), retinal diseases, and glaucoma. The data show that although blindness rates have fallen as a result of sustained efforts through the National Program for Blindness Control (NPCB) to reduce blindness rates, much more needs to be done. “In India, one in 50 people over the age of 50 is blind,” he said. To maintain perfect eyesight, a person should consume antioxidants, fruits and vegetables, eat a balanced diet and exercise.
Anil Rajput, Chairman of the ASSOCHAM CSR Council, in his welcome speech, said: “Good eyesight contributes to improved physical abilities, learning skills and understanding as well as a better quality of life. So monitoring your vision health is definitely an essential component of good health and overall well-being. ”
Highlighting the ill effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on children’s eyes, “The transition to digital learning over the past two years has resulted in young students staying indoors and spending many hours in front of their TVs, iPads and cell phones. So there is a mode,” he said. a balanced diet, along with adequate room lighting while Studying, correct sitting posture, control of screen time and regular eye exercises are key points to keep in mind to maintain your eyes healthy morning of children.”
Dr Rajesh Kesari, Founder and Director, Holistic Care Controller, Delhi-NCR moderated the session. He said: “The eyes are our window to the world – only because of our eyes can we perceive all the beauty of this world. On the contrary, the eyes are also a part of the world. windows to our bodies – by looking inside your eyes, doctors can figure out a lot of things are going on inside your body”.
Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions in India due to sedentary lifestyle, by Dr. Subina Narang, Professor of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College, Chandigarh. All patients with diabetes should have an eye exam every 3 to 6 months, as directed by their ophthalmologist, to diagnose and treat this condition before vision loss occurs. By the time they are diagnosed with diabetes, about 27 percent of patients have retinopathy. She adds, you can take a 15-minute break to rest your eyes after 45 minutes of reading activity.
Dr. Reena M Choudhry, Director, (Sankara Nethralaya) Glaucoma Treatment Services, Senior Consultant Glaucoma and Cataract Treatment Services & CEO, ICARE Eye Hospital and The PG Institute, Noida, motivated the audience with the eye organ transplant theory and how it works. People can contact the nearest national helpline of the Indian Eye Bank Association and pledge to donate their eyes after death so that two people can be helped at the same time, she added.