The second Eye Screening Camp was organised by SRCF team at Ramtekdi on Sunday, February 24, 2019.
Senior Ophthalmologists and 3rd year MBBS students from AFMC had come to screen the elders for age-related eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, cataract, macular degeneration and other eye conditions.
Detailed eye check up was done to all the 253 patients who were registered at the camp out of which 95 were senior citizens. Patients with severe issues were referred to AFMC hospital for further investigations and treatment. There were 5 elders who were transferred immediately to the hospital for emergency evaluation. Counselling was given to the patients who needed surgical treatment and free cataract surgery is planned for 14 elders at AFMC hospital. Free spectacles will be given to 19 senior citizens by SRCF.
Different kinds of eye conditions that was screened in this camp is IMSC, Refractive errors, Diabetic Retinopathy, dry eye and other eye conditions.
The focus of this camp is to detect the eye diseases at early stage before it causes irreversible blindness. SRCF is planing to do more such eye camps and cover the entire senior citizens living in Ramtekdi and surrounding slums.
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