Touching Souls International’s next eye camp will be in Rangamati, Savar, Bangladesh on Sunday, October 17, 2010. A large number of individuals in Bangladesh are cataract blind, a condition that is curable in most cases. However, for many Bangladeshis, cataract surgery is very expensive. As a result, many who are cataract blind may remain blind throughout their lives. Since 2005, from it’s inception, Touching Souls International began its “eye sight and blindness prevention project”, the organization provided 591 cataract surgeries with lens implant free of charge for the poor people of different districts of Bangladesh. In addition, more than 12,000 patients have received eye screening as part of the program.
In this eye camp around one thousand patients would get eye screening, more than 300 patients will get eye medicines, at least 100 patients will get eye glasses and up to 60 patients can receive cataract removal surgery with lens implant. These ongoing free eye camps in different districts of Bangladesh is part of Touching Souls International’s “Sight Restoration and Blindness Prevention Project”, the goal of which is to eradicate curable blindness by providing free cataract surgeries for the disadvantaged people of Bangladesh.
In this eye camp, up to 60 patients selected for free cataract surgery will be taken to Mymensingh BNBS Eye Hospital and to receive cataract removal surgery and lens implant. On the third day, October 19th, 2010, all patients after having their cataract removal surgery will be brought back to the original place of the eye camp Rangamati, Savar, . A month later after the surgery doctors from Mymensingh BNBS Eye hospital will go to the camp location to give a follow up treatment and needed glasses for the patients. All expenses for these eye camps are provided by the nonprofit organization, Touching Souls International.