Glaucoma is a group of related eye disorders, resulting in progressive damage to the optic nerve that produces characteristic visual field damage. It is estimated that around 80 million people have glaucoma worldwide.
HANDS with the support of CBM Christian Blind Mission commemorated World Glaucoma Week 2023 in district Layyah from March 12 – 18, 2023. Awareness Seminar followed by Awareness Walks were organized in which Ms. Qudsia Naz Additional Deputy Commissioner Layyah, CEO Health Dr. Shahid Riaz, participated along with other stakeholders including representatives of COAVS, Department of Ophthalmology – Nishtar Hospital Multan, Special education, Social Welfare Departments, and social activists. The project team also conducted community sessions to spread information about glaucoma through an optometrist.