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Children’s Eye Care Week at L V Prasad Eye Institute

Less screen time, more outdoor activities for better child eye health

Hyderabad, November 9, 2018: The theme this year for Children’s Eye Care Week at L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) is 'Less screen time, more outdoor activities for better child eye health'. As part of Children’s Eye Care Week (November 11–16), LVPEI is organizing several activities to raise awareness on children’s eye health.

Experts are concerned about growing levels of short-sightedness (Myopia) in children and are of the view that it is rampant due to lack of natural light. As children are hooked to their screens for longer hours, there is increasing concern about potential harm to their visual development. “With the increase in the prevalence of myopia in the last few decades and being associated with sight threatening ocular diseases in later life, myopia has become an important global health problem. It is estimated that about half of the entire world’s population (5 billion) will be...

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Tej Kohli Cornea Institute at L V Prasad Eye Institute raises awareness on Keratoconus on World Keratoconus Day

Patients’ Interaction Forum

Hyderabad, November 10, 2018: To increase awareness regarding the Keratoconus disease amongst the public, the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute (TKCI) at L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) organized a Patients’ Interaction Forum today at the Institute coinciding with World Keratoconus Day. The purpose was to provide a platform to the patients and their parents to interact amongst themselves and the doctors to collectively share problems and concerns arising out of Keratoconus and discuss the possible solutions.

Keratoconus is a clinical term used to describe a condition in which the cornea assumes a conical shape due to thinning and protrusion. The disease process results in mild to marked impairment of visual function. The cause could be genetic or inflammation secondary to eye rubbing seen frequently in children who have allergic eye disease.

“The onset of Keratoconus generally occurs at about the age of puberty...

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L V Prasad Eye Institute’s Rural Eye Care Program celebrates 20 years of work

Coincides with the 2018 International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness Meet

Hyderabad, September 15, 2018: L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI)’s community eye care arm the Gullapalli Pratibha Rao International Centre for Advancement of Rural Eye care (GPR ICARE) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The centre is named after one of the Institute’s major contributors and coordinates all of LVPEI’s rural eye health programs, as well as plays a major role in training community eye health professionals from all over the world, besides being a leader in public health research and advocacy. It is a WHO Collaborating Centre for the Prevention of Blindness.

This landmark occasion coincides with the Council of Members Meet of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), an international alliance of all eye care organisations, corporations and institutions from around the world. Around 400 delegates are attending the Council, which is being hosted by LVPEI, to celeb...

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