April 18, 2011

INDIA: Eye care service for senior citizens launched

COIMBATORE, Tamil Nadu / The Hindu / News / April 18, 2011

“Golden Eye Care Services” for elderly to help retain vision through check-up

By Staff Reporter

Symptoms of many eye diseases are hard to detect, especially at an early stage. Hence, creating awareness on eye care and lifestyle besides periodical check-up will help one retain vision for long, S.K. Sundaramurthy, Chairman, Lotus Eye Care Hospital, said here on Sunday.

Swami Dayananda Saraswati (left) of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Anaikatti, launching the Golden Eye Care Services Project of Lotus Eye Care Hospital in the city on Sunday. S.K. Sundaramurthy (second left), Chairman of the hospital, and K.C. Ramasamy, Chairman of Kurinji Hospital, are in the picture. PHOTO: S. SIVA SARAVANAN

Launching the “Golden Eye Care Services” for elderly people, Dr. Sundaramurthy added that diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration were not curable but could be treated and called upon senior citizens to take care of their vision.

Inaugurating the service, Swami Dayananda Saraswati said of the human organs, eyes were one of the sensitive and important organs. Hence, he urged the senior citizens to understand problems relating to ageing.

A Golden Eye Care Service Brochure was released by him and was received by K.C. Ramasamy, Chairman, Kurinji Hospital.

Earlier, in her welcome address, N. Vidhya, Consultant, Lotus Eye Care Hospital said that eye care had to be given top priority as it was the most sensitive organ.

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