Centre for Sight raising awareness against Cataract; Major Reason of Blindness in Adults
New Delhi, Centre for Sight raising awareness against Cataract: December 2015:Imagine a morning when you wake up and can hear the chirping of the birds but can’t see them. Imagine a life where there is no autonomy and you need help and guidance at every juncture. Imagine a life in which you cannot experience the beauty around you, you cannot see how the world looks. The mere thought of losing the gift of sight shakes our innards and helpless. A person’s eyesight is not just another sensory phenomenon, but one of the most important and coveted one. Blindness is at times congenital and at others due to some disorders. The former is not in our hands, but the latter most certainly is. By just creating wakefulness and making people aware of the eye diseases that can estrange us from the gift of vision, we can make a huge difference.
Cataracts are one of the leading causes of vision loss in Indians and also a principle cause of blindness in the world. As a matter of fact, there are more cases of cataracts worldwide than there are of glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy combined. This clouding of the natural lens of the eye is most prominently because of ageing, but other factors such as diabetes, obesity, injuries, heredity are also guilty of causing cataracts.
At first, symptoms like blurry vision, fading of colors go unnoticed at times, but with a gradual increase in time these symptoms can cause umpteen limitations in the daily activities of the individual and can cause permanent blindness.
Although it is possible to lower your risk of developing cataracts, it is not 100% preventable. Comprehensive eye examination in every two to four years by middle-aged people and in every one to two years by people who are 65 and older is recommended to catch the problem in early stages and have easier treatments. On a personal level, you can stir some minds by engaging family and friends to attend cataract screenings, donate and join campaigns, issue flyers, posters about cataract and promote cataract awareness.
Centre for Sight is an integrated health care system committed to providing notable care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education in the arena of eye care. Structured around 45 centers across the nation, CFS has a far-reaching network of doctors, staff and advanced medical procedures. With amenities for blade-free surgery, phacoemulsification, femtosecond laser assisted and micro-incision cataract surgery, we are at the forefront with our progressive technology in eye care that has resulted in improved vision outcomes in many. Automating the most central steps in cataract surgery guarantees bare minimum pain & maximum precision and also ensures a nippy surgery and recovery.
Centre for Sight raising awareness against Cataract
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