Seminar on world sight day in Dar-ul-hikmat on 11th October,2012
In Dar-ul-Hikmat College Lahore, SSH(Save & Serve Humanity) conducted a screening camp , with children in the Hostel treated free of cost. Speaking on the occasion Dr.Akash Mathew, Head of Ophthalmology Department of U C H,Lahore that world’s population is ageing and people are living longer but blindness from chronic conditions is also rising, according to WHO. About 80 percent of the world’s 45 million blind people are aged over 50 years. About 90 percent of blind people live in low-income countries, where older people, especially older women, face barriers to getting the necessary eye health care. Yet, many age-related conditions leading to blindness – such as cataract, refractive error and glaucoma – can be easily and cheaply treated or cured. Timely intervention can often delay or reduce their effects on vision.
More than 250 Students of Dar-ul- Hikmat and Save & Serve Humanity collectively celebrated the World Sight Day 2012.