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
|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:
|7||Surgeries other than Cataract||47|
|Number of total cases||598|