Free eye screening camp at Panyali Sayedan Rawalpindi, treated around 600 patients

On Thursday, 21st October 2021, SACHET-Pakistan held a one-day free eye screening camp at SACHET clinic Pinyali, Main Kahuta Road, Rawalpindi in conjunction with Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital, Rawalpindi. The aim of organizing the free eye camp was to provide free eye care to the under-served population in Islamabad and Rawalpindi districts. The registration process began at 8:45 am. Within the clinic building specific rooms were designated for Visual acuity test (Men and Women), Eye Specialist, Computerized eye sight check-up, and medicines. The local community representatives including young boys’ and girls’ students shouldered administrative arrangements for the successful running of the camp.

At the free eye camp, the medical team delivered the following free services to the patients:
1. Visual acuity test.
2. Objective Refractive error measurement through Auto-refractometer.
3. Preliminary Examination.
4. Refraction (The process to advice the vision spectacles number).
5. Final examination by a vision specialist
6. Free Medicines.
7. Vision correction spectacles.
8. Awareness lecture on “Special Eye Care”.
The Patients with complex problems or who needed Cataract or Pterygium surgeries were referred to Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital Rawalpindi for additional examination and treatment.

Summary of patients received treatment during the camp

Sr. No Description Number
1 Total Patients treated 598
2 Male patients (Adults) 184
3 Female patients (Adults) 365
4 Children (Girls) below 16 years 23
5 Children (Boys) below 16 years 26
6 No of patients received free medicines 126
7 No of patients received free spectacles 174
8 No of patients referred to Al-Shifa Hospital for free cataract surgery 35
9 No of patients referred to Al-Shifa Hospital for other than surgery 47

Summary of diagnosis during the eye camp

Total 598 patients were treated in the camp, on the basis of visual acuity test, some patients were referred to Eye Specialist or Kerometry examination.

The camp managed following cases:

Sr. No Diagnosis Number
1 Conjunctivitis 15
2 Corneal Opacity 8
3 Pterygium 13
4 Squint/Orthoptic Assessment 9
5 Glaucoma 3
6 Cataract Surgeries 35
7 Surgeries other than Cataract 47
8 General Screening 468
Number of total cases 598