Cataract causes half of the blindness cases in the world. It is easily treatable, but the treatment's cost makes people go blind. Al-Mustafa arranges free Eye Camps across the country, especially in disadvantaged parts of Pakistan, so that economically poor people can regain their eyesight.
Al-Mustafa's Eye Campaign Team selected the campsite by coordinating Al-Mustafa's local network and the feedback from the local community. To facilitate a significant number of beneficiaries and to reach out to the maximum number of people, we sought support from the Primary Eye Care Centers in the area, government health institutions, local administration, schools etc.
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.
Both Eye Camps were conducted for two days each. 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 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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