Coimbatore, Nov 17:
As part of World Diabetic Day, Lotus Eye Hospital & Institute in association with Lions Club of RS Puram East organised for a rally on Nov 15 at RS Puram neighbourhood in the city.
Ponnusamy, Managing Director, Aroma group and BK Arumugam, District Governor,Lions International District (324 B5) Coimbatore jointly flagged off the rally in the presence of Dr Madhusudhan,Medical Director, Lotus Eye Hospital & Institute and Thamil Selvan,Vice President, Lotus Eye Hospital & Institute.
And the rally was aimed at creating awareness about eye diseases due to diabetes wherein. optometry students from Lotus eye hospital & institute waded thru’ the main thoroughfare with placards on eye ailments caused due to diabetes to reach the hospital. Dr Madhusudhan,Medical Director – Lotus Eye Hospital & Institute
Dr S.K Sundaramoorthy – Chairman & Managing director of Lotus eye hospital & Institute said diabetes is growing alarmingly in India and it the leading cause for blindness wherein one in two 2 adults are suffering from diabetes. Along with the rise in diabetes prevalence, there is also an alarming rise in the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy
Diabetic retinopathy, also known as diabetic eye disease, is a medical condition in which damage occurs to the retina due to diabetes mellitus. It is a leading cause of blindness. Symptoms include blurred vision, difficulty seeing colors, floaters, and even total loss of vision. People with diabetes should have their vision checked at least once annually to rule out diabetic retinopathy
Diabetic retinopathy usually affects both eyes. It is important to make sure that the risk of vision loss is minimized. The only way people with diabetes can prevent Diabetic retinopathy is to attend every eye examination scheduled by their doctor.