Book Review of Care of your Eyes by Dr. R. K. Kapoor

Dr. R. K. Kapoor’s book: Care of your Eyes, manages to explore with depth and insight just about everything connected with our precious eyes. The use of language is simple and worthy of useful information. Even with horror of blindness, Dr. R. K. Kapoor sweeps us to the shores of hope, showing us that in many cases blindness (as well as other threatening diseases attacking eyes) are totally avoidable. Every chapter of the book is of importance for us; it highlights the misconceptions and fears of eye diseases, especially in the realm of spectacles, short-sightedness, squint and infections. The 3 fundamental aspects covered in the book are: 1) Practical knowledge for the care of normal healthy eyes. 2) Preventive measures to arrest eye ailments. 3) Co-operating with the eye specialists in case of ailments.

Care of your Eyes, emphasizes the importance of yogic exercises, pranayam and morning walks that are rejuvenating for the eyes. The book is a sure bet of interest to general readers.

Career wise, Dr. R. K. Kapoor has a span of over four and a half decades of practice as a top notch consultant, ophthalmic surgeon in the Bombay Hospital Medical Research Centre and the Taparia Institute of Ophthalmology, Mumbai (India). After obtaining his MBBS from Topiwala National Medical College, he went on to acquire his MS (Ophthalmology) from Grant Medical College, Mumbai and served in various capacities in several prestigious hospitals and institutions in India and abroad. After obtaining English Qualification in D. O. from University of London & Moorefield Group of Hospitals London, he returned to Mumbai and is active in community service, as well.

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