5% People Tested Positive at Free Initial Screenings for Glaucoma at Saifee Hospital

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Hospital News
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MUMBAI, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

400 eye check-ups were conducted at the hospital

to observe World Glaucoma Week 

Saifee Hospital, one of Mumbai's leading multi-specialty hospital conducted almost 400 free eye check-ups for their visitors to observe World Glaucoma Week. The check-ups were

conducted throughout the week and more than 20 people were detected to have high intraocular pressure making them susceptible to Glaucoma. These patients will be subjected to further tests and examinations to check the severity of the disease. This program was initiated to increase awareness about the importance of early detection of Glaucoma. The hospital also distributed informative pamphlets to help people learn more about the disease. The number of positive reports in a random sample group indicates the need for raising awareness of one of the top issues causing blindness in India. According to studies, around 11.2 million Indians above the age of 60 years are likely to be affected by glaucoma, accounting for 12.8 percent of cases of blindness in the country. Glaucoma is known to silently steal one's vision, and yet, despite the grave threat it poses, there is a lack of awareness about the severity of the disease.

Dr. Hardik Ajmera, Assistant Director- Medical Services, Saifee Hospital said, "Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible loss of vision, which often goes undetected in India. Also, due to the lack of distinguishable symptoms of the disease it goes unnoticed. We are glad that we have been instrumental in saving people's eyesight since this can lead to blindness if not treated in time. At Saifee Hospital, we have always believed in providing the best healthcare services to people in need and will continue to do so in the future as well. Our intention is to continue conducting such camps on a regular basis at our hospital."

Glaucoma is a part of a group of chronic neurodegenerative diseases defined by progressive and irreversible damage to the optic nerves of the eyes. It is also commonly associated with high intra ocular pressure or pressure in the eyes, leading to deterioration in sight, and ultimately blindness. This is also caused due to a build-up of fluid in the front of the eyes, leading to pressure, which damages the nerves.

About Saifee Hospital: 

Saifee Hospital under the aegis of Saifee Hospital Trust is a state-of-the-art 250 plus bedded hospital. It strives and aims to provide international world-class care to the people at large. In a short span of one decade, it has become a centre of excellence in several fields of medicine and healthcare and people from across the length and breadth of the country as well as 50 plus countries across the globe visit Saifee Hospital. The hospital aims to provide state-of-the-art technology for diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients in a world-class ambiance with utmost efficiency and care. The hospital is already a well-recognized centre for minimal invasive surgery (key-hole surgery) and given the amount and variety of complex robotically assisted surgeries being carried out; Saifee Hospital is fast becoming a Centre of Advanced Robotic Surgery in South Mumbai.

For more information, please visit: https://www.saifeehospital.com/

Media Contact: Parmpreet Kaur operations@communicateindia.com +91-9870390819 Communicate India

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