Online talk held to mark the prevention of blindness week


ALIGARH  : The Ahmadi School for the Visually Challenged, Aligarh Muslim University organized an online talk to mark the “Prevention of Blindness Week” campaign initiated by the Government of India to increase awareness towards the visually challenged people.

Addressing the occasion, Mr Niaz Ahmad Khan (PGT Urdu) explained the causes of blindness and urged people to minimise the use of television and other electronic gadgets to prevent themselves from it.

Dr Atika Javed Siddiqui (Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU) discussed various causes of blindness that occur at the time of birth and the curative measures. She said cleanliness and neonatal care can be very helpful in preventing blindness at the time of birth and pregnant women must be very careful of their diet during pregnancy which is an important factor of preventing blindness in newborns. She said that among all the causes of blindness, 70 percent loss of vision is caused due to deficiency of Vitamin A.

Principal, Dr Naila Rashid highlighted the objectives of the programme.

Dr Khursheed Ahmad proposed a vote of thanks and Dr Bushra Abbasi conducted the programme.


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