Healthy Eyes event to tale place in the Ulyanovsk region as part of the World Sight Day

The event will last until 10 November.

 By order of the Governor Sergey Morozov, within implementation of the Year of Health work on promotion of a healthy lifestyle and early diagnosis of diseasesis is carried out in the region.

According to the experts of the Ministry of Healthcare, Family Affairs and Social Welfare, in the Ulyanovsk region there are more than 189 thousand people in the follow-up care diagnosed with eye disorders.

"In 2016, the number of newly diagnosed ophthalmological deviations reached over 120 thousand. More than 25% of them were among children and teenagers under 18. Usually the first vision problems arise at school. This is caused by reading for a long time, fatigue, lack of sleep, stress, active use of computers and TV. That is why it is of paramount importance now to inspire youth to preserve they eye health. Within the event specialists will hold lectures, discussions, educational seminars, and "Schools of Health" on diagnostics, prevention and treatment of diseases of the visual organs. We invite everybody to actively take part in the event", - s said Pavel Degtyar, the acting Deputy Chairman of the regional Government - the Minister of of Health, Family Affairs and Social Welfare.

On 12 October at 15:00 in the glaucoma center of the Regional Clinical Hospital's eye microsurgery department (3 Khrustalnaya St.) an educational seminar on prevention of the dry eye syndrome. Ophthalmologists of the region participated in the event. They discussed issues of prevention and treatment of the dry eye syndrome.

On 20 October at 14:00 in the hall of the Regional Clinical Hospital's eye microsurgery department (3 Khrustalnaya St.) a "School for patients with glaucoma" took place. Experts consulted everyone about treatment and prevention of this disease.

From 19 to 20 October 19, in collaboration with ophthalmologists of the policlinic No.2 (part of the clinical hospital No.172 of FMBA of Russia) a medical examination of disabled people of the Blind People Society was carried out in the infirmary of OOO Dimitrovgrad ZhgutKomplekt (96 Krymskaya St.,Dimitrovgrad).

On 20 October, at 14:00 in a conference room of the Central Clinical Occupational Health Facility (12 Likhachev St.) a "School for patients with diabetes mellitus" took place with the participation of an ophthalmologist.

On 26 October, at 15:00 in the small conference room of the Regional Children's Hospital (42 Radishchev St.) a seminar on refraction and accommodation disorder took place. During the meeting children's ophthalmologists discussed treatment and prevention of myopia.

On 27 October, at 14:00 in the hall of the Regional Clinical Hospital's eye microsurgery department (3 Khrustalnaya St.) a "School of Health" was organize for patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration. According to the experts, this disease is the main reason that causes deterioration in the quality of life, disability issues and blindness at advanced ages (older than 50). Experts explained what causes the illness, as well as ways of its treatment and prevention. On 10 November a similar venue will take place at 14:00 in the hall of the Regional Clinical Hospital's eye microsurgery department.

"In preparation for the World Sight Day we paid particular attention to children. Statistically, one of 20 children of preschool age and every forth school student is diagnosed with eyesight problems. Thus, it is very important that a child was provided with all the medical attention needed. Advanced eyesight problems can have serious consequences, as well as negatively affect learning capability and academic progress of children. To reveal a potential problem at an early stage, children should have their eyes checked at least once a year, starting from infancy and preschool age. We carried out a number of field campaigns at secondary schools of Ulyanovsk, during which we told children about the ways to prevent short-sightedness and gave recommendations on how to reduce risks of development of eye diseases. In total more than 150 children were consulted, 30% of them were sent for additional medical examination", - noted Irina Kovelenova, the Chief Consultative Ophthalmologist of the Ministry of Healthcare, Family Affairs and Social Welfare of the Ulyanovsk region.

01.11.16