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Spotlight on Hereditary Eye Diseases

An L V Prasad Eye Institute Awareness Drive

Hereditary Eye Diseases (HED) pose a significant health challenge in regions where consanguineous marriages, i.e., marriages between close relatives, and marriages within a closely linked community are more common. The risk of passing down genetic changes associated with HED may be higher in such cases.

Hyderabad, April 8, 2024: Hereditary Eye Diseases (HED), as the name suggests, are genetic conditions inherited from parents to their children. These diseases affect various eye parts, including the retina, cornea, lens, and optic nerve. HED encompasses a range of eye conditions that can lead to poor vision, increased pressure in the eye, or difficulty seeing during the day or night. Some examples of HED include congenital corneal opacities, where children are born with corneal scars, congenital cataracts, congenital glaucoma, and retinitis pigmentosa. If left untreated, these conditions can impact an individual's quality of life and even lead to bli...

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LVPEI Partners with AIOS to Host 2nd Incubator Start-up Challenge

LVPEI Partners with AIOS to Host 2nd Incubator Start-up Challenge

Hyderabad, March 2, 2024: The L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) and All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) partnered to host the ‘2nd Incubator Start-up Challenge’, LVPEI’s flagship event to recognize the best start-ups globally for innovation in the field of eye care. Positioned under the BioNEST program of the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Government of India, the LVPEI start-up incubator serves as the premier hospital-based incubator, providing a comprehensive platform for healthcare innovators to incubate ideas, develop prototypes, and achieve commercial milestones while leveraging the rich handholding ecosystem of the institution.

The two-day event started on March 1, 2024, with a boot camp at LVPEI BioNEST in Poonirma and Ramam Atmakuri Centre for Technology in Kismatpur. It concluded with the finale announcing the start-up challenge winners at LVPEI’s Kallam Anji Reddy campus, Banjara Hills, Hyde...

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Know the Steroid-induced Glaucoma: the silent thief of vision

- Annual eye examination is the key to early detection of Glaucoma
- Vision loss due to Glaucoma can be prevented if it is detected and treated early

World Glaucoma Week 2024: 10-16 March

[Hyderabad, 9 March 2024] Like every year, L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) is observing World Glaucoma Week (WGW) by organizing campaigns, talks, and interactive patient forums to raise public awareness about glaucoma for early detection and prevention. Glaucoma is an eye problem associated with increased eye pressure and is characterized by damage to the optic nerve, leading to irreversible blindness. Glaucoma is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss. The global estimates predict that by 2040, the number of patients with glaucoma will rise from 76 million to 111.8 million, with a majority of these patients residing in Africa and Asia. 

World Glaucoma Week (WGW) is a joint global initiative of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) and the World Glaucoma Patients Association (WGPA). This year, it is being observed from 10 to 16 March, f...

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