Seminar and Panel Discussion on Beat Invisible Glaucoma (BIG)

Every year Glaucoma awareness week is observed globally to make the public aware of vision loss due to glaucoma. In this context, School of Optometry, TUF organized a seminar and panel discussion on Beat Invisible Glaucoma (BIG) in Health Sciences wing on March 15, 2019. Prof Dr Sarfraz Hussain Syed, Head Department of Ophthalmology, DHQ, Prof Dr Aamir Ali Chaudhry, Head Department of Ophthalmology, Madinah Teaching Hospital (MTH) and Prof Dr Zahid Siddiq fromMTH in their discussion threw light on causes, prevention and treatment of Glaucoma. They told that Glaucoma is an irreversible cause of blindness. It is also called silent thief of vision. Early prevention and diagnosis can help us in saving vision of many persons around us. Patients with hypertension, diabetes and age more than 40 are at risk of increase intraocular pressure. Students of Optometry also presented a tableau highlighting the issues regarding the diseases.