A weekly eye camp began on 5th January, 2018 at the Deepalaya HRC office at Janakpuri, New Delhi. This is a free community service in collaboration with the prestigious Ophthalmology Department of AIIMS. Those who need medicines were given on the spot, and those who need cataract operation were referred to the AIIMS, where they are assured of bed and food till they are discharged. The blood sugar and BP of every patient was measured as part of the eye check-up. Those who undergo operation will also be given spectacles free of cost.
The very first day the clinic at the ground floor had over 60 patients with four patients suffering from cataract. They have been asked to visit the community ophthalmology department on different dates.
As the saying goes precaution is better than cure, these community check-up camps are a step forward to prevent eye problem/diseases at any age. The sessions with veteran doctors from AIIMS will help in identifying any vision problem or eye-related infection or disorders due to pre-diabetic conditions. After all, eye is the most essential part of our body and to see this beautiful world one needs to have an effective vision!
Deepalaya has been already organizing such camps on every Wednesday at Gusbethi rural health clinic in Haryana. Other similar eye camps are planned to be implemented in Trilokpuri and Sanjay Colony. In short, Deepalaya will be having eye camps on four days of the week at one of our centers. The service is meant for the poor and underprivileged who cannot afford costly eye-care.