More than 100 National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University's College of Fisheries (COF), College of Dairy Science and Technology (CODST), faculty members and NSS officers attended an eye donation campaign and two guest lectures on 'Eye diseases, care and management' here on Friday.
Syed Shabih Hassan, NSS programme coordinator, said the campaign was started with the basics of eyes, its importance in human life and ophthalmic diseases.
The guest lecture was delivered by unit head of Vision Sankara, Ludhiana, Anamika Ahuja on 'Vision care and facilities at Sankara Eye Hospital'.
Medical senior ophthalmologist Satya Karna talked about 'Eye diseases, care and management'.
He briefly discussed about different types of common eye diseases and basic causes of eye disorders such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, presbyopia, conjunctivitis, cataract, eye floaters, corneal abrasion, eye redness and diabetic retinopathy.
Satya also shared the tips to prevent eyes from the aberration/diseases.
He invited all volunteers for free eye check-up in Sankara hospital.
All NSS volunteers took an eye donation pledge to provide vision to one million Indians suffering from corneal blindness.