Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medical Sciences and Research is organizing various activities on the occasion of “World Glaucoma Awareness Week” from 10th March to 16th March 2024.

Glaucoma is a term used to describe a group of diseases of the eye characterized by progressive and irreversible damage to the optic nerve (nerve of the eye responsible for vision) and if untreated can lead to irreversible blindness. Glaucoma is a silent thief of sight.

In India, Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness and more than 90% of cases remain undiagnosed in the community. Early detection is the key to slowing progression of Glaucoma for which regular eye tests are the only way to detect the ‘Symptomless’ Glaucoma. At a later stage, it becomes irreversible and results in permanent blindness.

Objectives of Event

  • To create mass public awareness about Glaucoma
  • To motivate people to get regular eye checkup and glaucoma screening especially those who are 40 years and above
Event Description:

1.      Activities in Eye OPD
  • Free Glaucoma Screening from 11th March  to 16th March 2024
  • Awareness sessions will be conducted for patients and attendants at the hospital reception area and Eye      OPD to motivate them for glaucoma screening & Eye Checkup.
  • Venue: Ophthalmology OPD
2.      Radio talk by Dr. J.L.Goyal on Glaucoma awareness on 11.03.2024 at 2:00 pm on “ Suno Sharda” and to be broadcasted daily during Glaucoma Week
         Venue: Radio station Sharda

3.      Free camp Organization for Glaucoma patients visiting Eye OPD on 11.03.2024 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Convener Details

  • Dr. Nirupma Gupta (Dean SMS&R)
  • Dr. Ram Murti Sharma (Medical Superintendent Sharda Hospital)
Organising Committee:

Chairperson: Dr. J.L. Goyal, Professor  & Head, Department of Ophthalmology, SMS&R

Organising Secretary: Dr. Abha Gahlot, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, SMS&R


  • Dr. Divya Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, SMS&R
  • Dr. Charu Malik, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, SMS&R
  • Dr. Pooja Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, SMS&R
  • Dr. Holmes Naorem, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, SMS&R