- Free comprehensive eye camp screening were conducted in the months of Dec 2018 and Feb 2019 by the SRCF team and AFMC ophthalmologists for the senior citizens living in Ramtekdi.
The seniors were screened for common age-related eye diseases such as cataracts, refractive errors etc. As a new initiative, we screened the seniors for diabetic retinopathy and Age Related Macular Degeneration.
200 seniors have been evaluated out of which 48 seniors were diagnosed with cataract and were referred to AFMC hospital for further evaluation and free cataract surgery.
For 22 seniors who were evaluated, a date for Surgery was scheduled and for the remaining 26 seniors investigations are in progress.
So far 15 seniors have undergone surgery and are in recovering stage and others are in pipeline.
Along with AFMC, we are going to be conducting more camps in the coming months so that the entire senior citizens population is screened and common visual issues are addressed.
Lastly, SRCF would like to acknowledge the self less work done by the Ophthalmology Department of AFMC and also highlight the community mobilization effort of the SRCF team as well.
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