More than 1,300 individuals in Bangladesh received eye screening and treatment during Touching Souls International’s three-day eye camp beginning on December 5, 2010, in Banail, Kishoregonj. Free cataract surgery with lens implant will be provided to selected 195 economically disadvantaged patients. 300 patients received eye medicines and 100 individuals got eye glasses. First batch of sixty patients are taken to BNBS Eye Hospital in Mymensingh on December 5th. After their surgery they will return to the camp on December 8th, when the 2nd batch of 50 patients will be taken to the hospital for their cataract surgery. The 3rd and 4th batch of patients will get their free cataract surgeries on December 22nd and January 9th, 2011. Patients were selected from six Thanas, Madan, Tarail, Itna, Karimgonj, Kendua and Nandail. The eye camp is just one of several projects Touching Souls International is providing as philanthropy to the disadvantaged people of Bangladesh.
Touching Souls International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the support, services, and assistance in health, education and safe environment needed by the economically disadvantaged people of Bangladesh. The eye camp, part of the organization’s Sight Restoration and Blindness Prevention Project. Next 2 eye camps will take place on January, 2011 in Lakhmipur and on February in Jamalpur District , date to be determined.
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 Touching Souls International began its eye sight and blindness prevention project in 2005, the nonprofit organization has performed 613 cataract surgeries with lens implant free of charge for the poor people of many Districts of Bangladesh. In addition, more than 11,000 patients have received eye screening and treatment as part of the program. .