Free Eye Camps in Rural South India

The Ranchhod Foundation, in conjunction with the CBM New Zealand and the Good Samaritan Rural Development Project, sponsor free eye camps in the various villages in South India.

Three screening camps have taken place so far this year. The Kambainallur village camp was organised on 22nd February and the following camps at Asiriyar Nagar and Vengalapuram village was organised on the 29th February. A total of 420 clients benefited from this programme and we were able to cater to needs of 37 clients who were poor & needy. A team from the base hospital consisting of the Ophthalmologist, Ophthalmic technician, camp organizer and nurses attended the camp. The publicity for the camp was done with the support of the local community organizations and local informal leaders.

The sponsorship will result in 100 cataract opertations being performed free of charge, 100 spectacles being produced free of charge, and subsidies for travel and food being offered. Further eye camps are being organised to reach these goals.











A technician checks the blood pressure of a patient before admission for surgery. 191 outpatients attended the eye screening camp. 28 patients were under went cataract surgery through this camp.