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Cfs Organizes Free Eye Checkup Camp In Diabetes Health Mela, Delhi

Posted By:centerforsight | Date By:2012-12-15

Centre for Sight, one of India’s leading network of eye hospitals, recently conducted free eye checkup camp in 14th Annual Diabetes Health Mela conducted by Delhi Diabetes Research Centre (DDRC) on 15th & 16th December, 2012 at Aggarwal Bhawan, East Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi. Around 200 people got their eyes examined on the first day of the camp.

In the event, Dr. Mahipal Sachdev, Chairman & Medical Director, Centre for Sight Group of Eye Hospitals educated people about the recent advances in the field of Diabetic retinopathy in a public talk. “India is the diabetic capital of the world and is

of their retina. Uncontrolled diabetes puts you at a greater risk of getting Diabetic Retinopathy.

The longer a person lives with diabetes, the more prone he becomes to diabetic complications which can affect the eyes, kidney & nerves. The most significant problem with diabetes is Diabetic Retinopathy, which damages the blood vessels of the retina which is like a screen on which the image of whatever we see falls. Due to the damage caused in the blood vessels and subsequent leakage, it results in accumulation of the fluid in central part of the retina (macula) called Diabetic Maculopathy which causes problems like blurred & cloudy vision, blind spots, floaters or even sudden loss of vision at a later stage. In advanced cases, severe retinal damage may result in bleeding in the eye (vitreous hemorrhage) & retinal detachment.

“Various treatment options include laser photocoagulation, injection of drugs and vitreoretinal surgery as the case maybe. Timely photocoagulation helps to reduce the risk of severe vision loss.This strategy of early detection and prompt management helps to decrease the incidence of blindness due to diabetes. Severe untreated diabetic retinopathy may require complex vitreoretinal surgery,” concluded Dr. Sachdev.

About Centre for Sight:
Centre for Sight is one of India’s leading network of 51 super-specialized eye hospitals across the country. CFS was established in 2002 by Dr. Mahipal Sachdev, eminent ophthalmologist and a Padmashree awardee. In 2012, Centre for Sight received the FICCI Healthcare Excellence award for Operational Excellence.