World Glaucoma Week 2018

Beat Invisible Glaucoma

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences is celebrating World Glaucoma Week (March 11 – 17, 2018) with programs throughout the week under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Meenakshi Dhar, Head of Glaucoma Services. They are:


As a jumpstart to the weeklong awareness programmes during the World Glaucoma Week, we have organized:

Glaucoma Walkathon” on March 11, 2018 [Sunday] 4:30 pm at Fort Kochi [near Parade ground, Opposite Cochin Club], to be flagged off at 4.30 pm

This is organized by Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin Ophthalmic Club [which includes all ophthalmologists in Cochin], KSOS under the aegis of Glaucoma Society of India and KSOS, with enthusiastic support from IMA {Cochin branch}, Inner Wheel Club of Cochin, Rotary Club of Cochin and Women Explorers [WE] along with doctors, students and staff of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. Many celebrities are expected. Ms. Shiny Mathew, Councillor, Fort Kochi has consented to be the Chief Guest.

Let us walk and let people learn about the silent killer, GLAUCOMA

Additional highlights:

  • “Warm up with Zumba” By Anju & Praveen Street Play on ‘Glaucoma Awareness’ by optometry students of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences

Look forward to seeing you there with friends and family!!!!!!!!

2. Glaucoma Awareness Campaign daily 8:30 – 10:00 am with awareness Performa’s, videos and talks at the various areas in the hospital.
3. FREE GLAUCOMA SCREENING 2 - 3 PM DAILY from 12th - 16th March at the Ophthalmology department Tower 1 Ground floor.
4. Free IOP checkup through the day near Atrium in A’ Block Ground Floor from 12th - 17th March
5. FREE GLAUCOMA SCREENING at Amrita Health Centre, Njyaliparambu Junction , Fort Kochi on 15th March Thursday 9-12 am
6. Glaucoma Poster Competition

   Theme for poster making:
   Beat Invisible Glaucoma
   Unmonitored use of steroid eye drops / Tablets can cause glaucoma

Department of Ophthalmology
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences