This month’s eye camp will be held in Kalimajani Govt Primary School, Kaliakoir, Gazipur, Bangladesh. Camp starting date is Sunday 27th, March 2011.
In this eye camp of Touching Souls International more than one thousand patients will be screened for cataract. Around 100 patients will receive eye glasses and around 300 patients will receive required eye medicines. The selected patients will be transported by bus to Mymensingh BNBS hospital to get their cataract surgery done. It is ensured that the patients stay in the BNBS Eye Hospital for next two days. They will be released on the third day and their accompanying attendants are educated on the dos and the don’ts at home for success of the surgery. They are taught that cataract occurs whenever protein within eye lens begins to coagulate developing thick white coating .This might help early detection of cataract and help restore vision.
One of the main areas of concern is the post-operative care of the people undergoing cataract surgeries. Most of the people undergoing surgeries due to illiteracy and poverty do not take proper post-operative care leading to infections and other complications. To overcome these problems Touching Souls international is providing free post-operative care. They are providing complimentary antibiotic, steroidal eye drops and glasses to the patients. Not only this, the nonprofit organization will conduct review checkups at gap of three weeks. Finance of this eye camp would be provided 100% by the nonprofit organization, Touching Souls International.