Hyderabad: The Tollywood celebrity joined L V Prasad Eye Institute’s ‘Glaucoma Awareness Walk’ to spread awareness among them.
The first step to tackle glaucoma and regular eye check-up is all it takes to prevent it the celebs and doctor.
Telugu Actor Nagineedu, film director Indraganti Mohan Krishna, Avasarala Srinivas, Late Akkineni Nageshwar Rao’s daughter Naga Susheela and Tollywood Heroine Isha and other attended.
The walk was organised as part of the Glaucoma Awareness week being held from March 8th -14th 2015, to build the awareness on the eye disease that affects both adults and children.
Ms. Naga Susheela, daughter of Late Sri Akkineni Nageshwar Rao, said, my father had Glaucoma and he took special care by undergoing regular checkups and treatment, that is how we all are aware of it and take extra precaution, as Glaucoma is hereditary.
61 million persons worldwide have glaucoma and that is expected to rise to almost 80 million by the year 2020. Blindness from glaucoma is 80% preventable, yet almost 7 million people are blind from glaucoma in the world, and 2/3 of the world’s blind and visually impaired are women