HELP RESTORE EYESIGHTS TO 500 BANGLADESHIS PROJECT REPORT_May 24, 2013 The number of cataract patients are rising. This is in spite of the fact that the service providers for cataract operations in the country have increased considerably. Karmirhath hospital is trying to increase its capacity to handle an increased number of cataract patients. Case Study: 1.Purna Chandra Das: Purna Chandra Das, aged 60 years, is a very poor person. He had to sell his dwelling house in order to meet the demands for dowry for marriages of his two daughters. To make things worse for him, his doctor told him that he had developed cataract on both of his eyes and that he needed operations as soon as possible. Mr. Das who was almost a street beggar was unable to arrange fund for operations. He was trying hard to arrange funds for cataract operations on his eyes. In the mean time, when he was attending his doctor, he came to know that Karmirhath hospital not only give free treatments to poor patients, they perform cataract operations also free for them. So, Mr. Purna Chandra Das came to Karmirhath hospital last month and had his cataract removed from his right eye. A week later, his left eye was operated to remove cataract. Full eye sight has now been restored to Mr. Das. 2. Lal Bibi: Lal Bibi lives about 5 km from Karmirhath. She is 70, a widow having two sons. She lives with her elder son who is a van driver. She developed some trouble in her eyes. On examination at Karmirhath hospital, it was found that both of her eyes have developed Cataracts that need to be removed by surgery. Lal Bibi was admitted to the hospital. Cataract surgery were performed on both the eyes of Lal Bibi. She now moves around with normal eye sight.
On September 27, 2012 a camp for screening Diabetic and Cataract patients was held at Chapadaha a remote rural village under Gaibandha Sadar Upo-Zila, which is about 25 km from Gaibandha town. Before holding the camp, wide publicity was given so that more and more people attend the camp.
An Awareness campaign on Diabetic as well as on Eye Care was also held at the the site before starting diabetic and eye tests. Speakers consisted of Diabetic Specialists, Eye Specialists and Prominent Social Workers. About 3000 people attended the Program.
Among those who attended the camp, 45 were detected having diabetes. These patients attended our hospital on September 29, 2012. Necessary tests were conducted, Guide Books given and Diabetes Awareness lessons were also given to them.
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February 11, 2013,
On September 27, 2012 a camp for screening Diabetic and Cataract patients was held at Chapadaha under Gaibandha Sadar. Before holding the camp, wide publicity was given so that more and more people attend the camp.
An Awareness campaign on Diabetic as well as on Eye Care was also held at the site before starting diabetic and eye tests. Speakers consisted of Diabetic Specialists, Eye Specialists and Prominent Social Workers. About 3000 people attended the Program.
About 500 people attended the Cataract Screening Camp held on September 27. 35 were detected having cataract. These patients attended our hospital on October 05, 2012. Necessary tests were conducted. Cataract operations were conducted on October 12, 2012 by a team consisted of an Ophthalmic Surgeon, an Ophthalmic Consultant, an Eye Specialist and two Nurses. Since the last Project Report, 69 Cataract Operations were conducted. The new Operation Microscope purchased in 2010 was used for cataract surgery.
Starting from 8:00 AM the operation continued till 3:00 PM. The patients took rest for about three hours. They were allowed to go home after post operation check up.