As part of Al-Mustafa Welfare Society's Eye Campaign, a Free Eye Camp was held in Khanpur City of District Rahim Yar Khan of Bhawalpur Division, Punjab. Khanpur Tehsil is a densely populated area and hosts approximately 1 million people. The campsite was Garhi Ikhtiyar Shareef, Khanpur.
Al-Mustafa's Eye Campaign Team selected the campsite, coordinating Al-Mustafa's local network and the feedback from the local community. To facilitate a significant number of beneficiaries, we need to reach out to the maximum number of people. For that purpose, we sought support from the Primary Eye Care Centers in the area, government health institutions, local administration, schools etc., for the advertisement and to make the campsite easily assessable for most patients in the community.
The team for the Eye Camps consists of 3 Ophthalmologists and 14 other technical staff. Local volunteers from schools and other social workers are also encouraged to participate.
The Eye Camp was conducted for three days. One thousand three hundred forty-five patients were examined, and 305 Cataract Surgeries were performed at the campsite. Patients who required eye care treatment other than cataract surgery were also given necessary treatment and medicines at the same site. All these services were provided entirely free of cost.
After calculating IOL power using biometry, all cataract patients were operated on using the Small Incision Cataract Surgery procedure with Intraocular Lens (IOL) implantation. Operated patients were discharged with required medicines, a pair of sunglasses and counselling for postoperative care. Patients were found satisfied with a better vision.
After one month, postoperative follow-ups were done by Ophthalmic Assistants of the respective primary eye care centre.
Apart from providing Eye Care Services, we also conduct Free Hepatitis-C investigations, and the positive cases are referred for further treatment.
We will continue to send more campsite reports in the coming days.
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