Cataract Camps

The primary purpose of the outreach is to identify patients’ of curable blindness. The outreach program focuses mainly on making eye care facilities accessible to many poor patients as well as overall who cannot afford eye care due to their small budgets. It also focuses on making eye care available for isolated communities, which were suffer from poor infrastructure, and a low-density population, which prohibits the lack of eye awareness and facilities.

Diagnostic Camps (General)

These proposed camp activities were started with the objective to provide a facility in and around Mumbai to deal with eye problems especially for the deprived class of the society. With a view to help the under privileged community, Hospital has been doing cataract surgery FREE OF COST including travelling facility to hospital, Pre-operative investigations, food and stay for the patients coming from proposed camps conducted with the help of NGOs.

With a view to help the under privileged community, our Hospital has been doing cataract surgery FREE OF COST including Pre-operative investigations, food and stay for the patients coming from proposed camps conducted with the help of NGOs. Under this scheme the NGOs or sponsoring agencies have to register their names with the hospital and fix the date for the camp and thereafter Hospital camp team will examine the patients at the campsite. The patients selected for surgery for surgery are brought to the hospital by the hospital MINI Bus and after the Surgery they are commuted back to their base camp site free of cost. Regular follow up done by hospital as well as NGO for drop out patients from the camp.

Activities in Diagnostic Camps

  • Registration
  • Vision Check Up by the team
  • Examination by Doctors
  • Refraction by Optometrist
  • Spectacle counter (subsidized rates)
  • Counseling

Facilities provided to the cataract patients from Camps

  • Free of cost check up by the qualified and experienced Clinical team at their door step
  • Free travelling facility from Camp site to Hospital and commute back to camp site after surgery
  • Free accommodation in hospital during the surgery
  • Pre – operative tests including HIV, Diabetics, HbsAg
  • Free cataract surgery with IOL implant
  • Provided post operative medicines
  • Post operative follow ups
  • Subsidized spectacles as per choice
ACTIVITIES No. of Eye Camps No. of Patients screened No. of Cataract detected No. of cataract surgeries done
1997 – 1998 29 561 297 297
1998 – 1999 35 7890 834 834
1999 – 2000 159 13408 1544 1316
2000 – 2001 116 16751 2121 1838
2001 – 2002 87 10302 2166 1852
2002 – 2003 128 12968 2751 2373
2003 – 2004 155 15126 4286 3023
2004 – 2005 144 14028 4155 3347
2005 – 2006 164 17089 5123 3318
2006 – 2007 233 21483 6209 4358
2007 – 2008 243 23992 6602 4195
2008 - 2009 238 24905 5321 3312
2009 - 2010 254 23711 5390 3426
2010 - 2011 207 19731 4344 2903
2011 - 2012 161 19239 4079 2651
2012 - 2013 189 15576 4390 2750
2013 - 2014 183 16315 4840 2506
TOTAL 2725 273075 64452 44299
Sr. No. Name of The N.G.O. Total No. of Visits Total No. of Patients Screened Total No. of Patients Detected Cataract Total No. of Patient Operated Free
1 Primary Eye Care Centre Shahapur 47 3115 1449 781
2 Shree BallaleshwarDevsthan, Pali 9 821 432 288
3 Smt.LeenataB.Rele Charitable Trust, Alibaug 12 1102 662 420
4 Gram Vikas Arogya Seva bhavi Sanstha, Karjat 22 995 369 255
5 Shree Hariharputra Bhajan Samaj, Chembur 9 499 276 156
6 Khushiya Seva Sanstha, Worli 10 727 263 135
7 Centre For The Study of Social Change, Bandra 4 222 59 27
8 Sant. NirankariMandal, Mumbai 6 962 139 51
9 Mahaveer International, Santacruz 11 1455 343 151
10 Vasundhara charitable Trust, Palghar 8 277 57 13
11 Raje Group, Wada 10 165 20 10
12 Mumbai Eye Care Campaign, Mumbai 619
13 Other Camps 36 5975 771 218
Total 184 16315 4840 3124