Tens of millions of people in the world are unnecessarily visually impaired, who can be treated or saved from their eyes. Well known ophthalmologist Padmashree is the President of Dr Mahipal Sachdev Center for Site Group of Hospitals. He said that to attract the attention of people towards this problem all over the world, 'World Site Day' is celebrated on the second Thursday of October every year. The theme of this year's World Site Day is "Everywhere Eye Care".
He said that there is only one ophthalmologist for the population of 2.19 lakhs in rural areas, whereas in urban areas 25 thousand population is one for the population. This is a country where 133 million people are visually impaired. These include 1 million 10 lakh children who are deprived of sight due to lack of a simple eye test and a pair of proper eyeglasses are not arranged.
Dr. Sachdev said, "Due to changes in lifestyle, excessive use of gadgets, increasing cases of diabetes, diabetic retinopathy has increased significantly in children due to myopia and adults. Therefore, before going to school for children and adults, there is a need to ensure at least check the annual eyes.
He said that glaucoma and refractive error are the most common and easily preventable causes of blindness. In order to enhance the quality of life of the elderly, not only as India, but also to increase the work capacity of the working people of the country, it is necessary to bring cataract surgical coverage as a social equylizer indicator.
Dr. Sachdev said that corneal blindness also needs to be considered as a big thing, because no one can see the world once after leaving the world. India is a country where most transplants are required. He said that the latest robotic cataract surgery or femtosecond laser assisted catalytic technique has made minimally invasive cataract surgery highly accurate and estimated.
Apart from this, due to progress in the technologies for intraocular lenses, it has been possible to find out very clearly within a few days of cataract surgery. New lens designs such as triphocal, multifocal and toricic IoL have reduced the dependence on eyeglasses after cataract surgery. According to Dr. Sachdev, "there is no dearth of talent, skill, latest technology and expertise in the country. As the policies will be implemented, the Crusade against blindness will definitely be successful. "
He said, "The Center for the Site has always believed in giving back the society and not only the light of life, but also the spread of education. With the help of our dedicated eye organization in Dwarka, we are committed to fulfilling our corporate social responsibility with our charity wing, and we are trying to increase regular training and knowledge of the next path of our society. "