अखिल भारतीय आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान नागपुर
All India Institute of Medical Sciences Nagpur

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Visual Disability Awareness Talk delivered on 2nd Dec 2021

Visual Disability Awareness Talk delivered on 2nd Dec 2021

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On behalf of the department of Ophthalmology, AIIMS Nagpur, Dr Rajesh Pattebahadur delivered a talk on the topic “Visual Disability Awareness And Its Impact” for the general public at the screening area on 2nd December 2021 as part of the Disability Day Celebrations. 
The various causes of visual disability including congenital and acquired causes such as trauma, corneal opacities were explained. Psychological and social Implications were also discussed.
Procedure for disability check-up and Ophthalmic evaluation along with guidance on the application process for Disability Certification were explained. 
The success story of the legendary musician, Late Ravindra Jain, was shared with the audience— who despite his blindness, made notable contributions as a singer, lyricist, and composer. 
Government schemes, concessions and benefits available to those with certified visual disability were enumerated. 
The audience was encouraged to refer patients needing help to the Department of Ophthalmology, which already runs a Disability Board for UDID certification.
 

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