Free Cataract Surgeries of 1000 Poor Patients

by Al-Mustafa Welfare Society
Free Cataract Surgeries of 1000 Poor Patients
Free Cataract Surgeries of 1000 Poor Patients
Free Cataract Surgeries of 1000 Poor Patients
Free Cataract Surgeries of 1000 Poor Patients
Free Cataract Surgeries of 1000 Poor Patients
Free Cataract Surgeries of 1000 Poor Patients
Free Cataract Surgeries of 1000 Poor Patients
Free Cataract Surgeries of 1000 Poor Patients
Free Cataract Surgeries of 1000 Poor Patients
Free Cataract Surgeries of 1000 Poor Patients
Free Cataract Surgeries of 1000 Poor Patients
Free Cataract Surgeries of 1000 Poor Patients
Free Cataract Surgeries of 1000 Poor Patients
Free Cataract Surgeries of 1000 Poor Patients
Free Cataract Surgeries of 1000 Poor Patients
Free Cataract Surgeries of 1000 Poor Patients
Free Cataract Surgeries of 1000 Poor Patients
Free Cataract Surgeries of 1000 Poor Patients
Free Cataract Surgeries of 1000 Poor Patients
Free Cataract Surgeries of 1000 Poor Patients
Free Cataract Surgeries of 1000 Poor Patients
Free Cataract Surgeries of 1000 Poor Patients
Feb 22, 2022

Free Eye Camp in Barikot Town of District Swat, Pakistan.

Please accept our greetings from the beautiful Swat Valley!

As part of Al-Mustafa Welfare Society's Eye Campaign, a Free Eye Camp was held at the Barikot Town of District Swat, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa.

Objectives

  • Provision of Free Cataract Surgeries to the poor and underprivileged people living in Pakistan's urban and rural areas who don't have access to affordable eye care services.
  • To provide medical eye care services to eliminate avoidable blindness in underdeveloped areas of the country.
  • To create awareness of eye care services for the elimination of blindness.

The Campsite: Barikot Town

Barikot is located in the middle course of the Swat River and is considered as the entrance town to the Central Swat Valley. It is an ancient town with a population of around 25,000 people.

Al-Mustafa's  Eye Campaign Team selected the campsite Al-Madinah Health Clinic, with the coordination of Al-Mustafa's local network and the feedback from the local community. To facilitate a significant number of beneficiaries, we need to reach out to the maximum number of people. For that purpose, we sought support from the Primary Eye Care Centers in the area, government health institutions, local administration, schools etc., for the advertisement and to make the campsite easily assessable for the majority of the patients in the community.

Statistical Summary:

  1. Total Beneficiaries 890
  2. Total Cataract Surgeries 138
  3. Total Hepatitis-C Positive 0

Our Team

The team for the Eye Camps consists of 3 Ophthalmologists and 14 other technical staff. Local volunteers from schools and other social workers are also encouraged to participate.

The Camp

The Eye Camp was conducted for two days, from 31st August to 1st September 2021. A total of 890 patients was examined, and 138 Cataract Surgeries were performed at the campsite. Patients who required eye care treatment other than cataract surgery were also given necessary treatment and medicines at the same site. All these services were provided entirely free of cost.

All cataract patients were operated on using Small Incision Cataract Surgery procedure with Intraocular Lens (IOL) implantation after calculation of IOL power, using biometry. Operated patients were discharged with required medicines, a pair of sunglasses and counselling for postoperative care. Patients were found satisfied with a better vision.

Postoperative Follow-ups

After one month, postoperative follow-ups were done by Ophthalmic Assistants of the respective primary eye care centre in the vicinity.

Hepatitis C-Investigations

Apart from providing Eye Care Services, we also conduct Free Hepatitis-C investigations, and the positive cases are referred for further treatment. 

We will continue to send more campsite reports in the coming days.

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Al-Mustafa Welfare Society

Location: Karachi, Sind - Pakistan
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Project Leader:
Sarah Ahmed
Karachi, Sind Pakistan
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