L.V. Prasad Eye Institute to observe WGW-2022

Hyderabad March 03: L.V. Prasad Eye Institute is going to observe ‘World Glaucoma Week-2022’ between March 6-12 in the city. World Glaucoma Week (WGW) is a joint global initiative of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) and the World Glaucoma Patients Association (WGPA), and this year would be observed from 6-12 March 2022.


According to Dr. Sirisha Senthil, Head, Glaucoma Services, L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) is organizing awareness campaigns, talks and patient interactive forums to create awareness among people about the Glaucoma for early detection and prevention.


L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), every year observes World Glaucoma Week to draw public attention towards this eye disease that can affect both adults and children. It is an eye problem associated with increase in the eye pressure, and is characterized by damage to the optic nerve leading to irreversible blindness,’’ stated Dr. Sirisha Senthil, adding that “Glaucoma is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss globally. The global estimates predict that the number of patients with glaucoma will rise from 76 million to 111.8 million by 2040 with a majority of these patients residing in Africa and Asia,’’ 

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