Despite the latest technologies to treat eyesight problems, lack of awareness among patients is preventing the reduction in incidence of blindness in the state. Listing out the various types of eye-related disease, retinal surgeon Dr Amjad Salman, chairman of the scientific committee of theTamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association (TNOA), told that cataract, corneal blindness, refractive error on children, glaucoma, retinal and diabetic retinopathy generally affect people. But diabetes was nowadays becoming a challenge to eye care with one-fourth of the population being affected by the disorder.
Agada Hospitals, a world-class medical centre promoted by Dr Mohan Thanikachalam recently has tied up with Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, USA, to provide Chennaiites world-class diabetes care and treatment.
Agada Health Care (AHC) is located on Dr Nair Road, T Nagar, and was opened to the public from November 14, 2011, which coincided with World Diabetes Day.
Joslin Diabetes Center is the world’s first and most respected diabetes care facility. Since its founding in 1898, Joslin Diabetes Center has helped revolutionise diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diabetes.