Today, October, 17th, 2010, we had our eye camp in Rangamati, Savar, Bangladesh. About 600 people were screened for their cataract. 300 patients got their free eye medications. 70 patients got their free eye glasses. 25 patients were selected for cataract removal surgery. These patients have been taken to BNBS Mymensingh Eye Hospital for their cataract surgery. On October 19th, after their cataract removal surgery they will be brought back to their original eye camp location. All the expenses for this purpose are provided by a New York based nonprofit organization, Touching Souls International.
Bangladesh, as one of the developing countries, has a great number of of blind men and women who are in desperate need cataract removal surgeries. Cataract is the reason for 80% involving person loss of sight in a rural area and there are currently anywhere in the region of 750,000 individuals who definitely are sightless.
Blindness as a result of to cataract reveals an tremendous trouble in Bangladesh in terms of economical decline and cultural stress. While cataract blindness is usually curable by cataract removal surgeries, now there usually are a lot of limitations intended for it for the disadvantaged men and women of Bangladesh. Like as economical reasons, way away from the health care service, fear, and deficiency of support. Economical limitations continue to be the major reason for the cataract blind being unable to afford surgery. Many people in Bangladesh who become cataract blind may possibly continue being blind for the rest of their life, becoming a burden to their family and to contemporary society.
These eye camps are the ongoing project of Touching Souls International in their “Sight Restoration and Blindness Prevention Project”. These eye camps are done in different districts of Bangladesh. For most of the Bangladeshis, cataract removal surgery is not affordable. So whoever becomes cataract blind most of them stays blind for the rest of their life, becoming burden for their family and society. The goal of Touching Souls International is to prevent curable blindness from cataract.