Every year, March 8th to 14th is observed as World Glaucoma Week. During this period, through various mediums awareness about Glaucoma is created by many medical and other organizations.
In connection with World Glaucoma Week, The Eye Foundation has announced free anti-glaucoma medication camp. Dr. Chitra Ramamurthy, Medical Director of The Eye Foundation stated “We, at The Eye Foundation on this momentous week, 8th to 14th March 2020 have reached out to the glaucoma population at our hospital base and beyond to create an increased awareness programme, more intensive than what is already ongoing and contribute to early detection and management of this blinding eye disease.”
An official statement from The Eye Foundation said that free evaluation for Glaucoma for all during the entire week at all The Eye Foundation centers will be offered. Patients will also be given free antiglaucoma medication in this week (depending on the availability). Patients requiring further investigation, treatment and surgery are being offered the same at a subsidized rate during this week.