the 45th free and large eye camp of Al-Basar International Foundation took place in Tangail which is some 105 kilometers away from Dhaka and has a population of nearly four million.
The reason for choosing this district is the poverty of the people of this region and the inability of many of them to afford the cost of treatment for the removal of cataract.
This large camp continued after its blessed start on the morning of Friday 24 February 2017 for a week during which patients came from different parts of the districts to reach a total of 5600 patients of both sexes.
The first day of the camp was passed in receiving patients in outpatient clinics, and initialing tests that helped identify and select (800) patients who needed to remove the cataract and lens implantation. The operations were performed on 677 of them after confirming their fitness through a number of tests.
Eyeglasses and medicines for those who do not require surgical interventions were also distributed during the day.
For the rest of the day, the activity of the camp was divided between performing operations, removing pads, distributing of medicines and glasses, and providing advise and guidance to ensure the success of the process and the safety of the eyes.
The operations were carried out at the Makkah Eye Hospital which was established by the Foundation in the region in 2014 and was fully prepared by its medical staff to receive selected patients and perform operations and provide full health care during their stay.
The total of the efforts exerted throughout the period of the camp were:
Screening of 5600 patients.
Choosing 800 patients to remove their cataract
Doing operation of 677 patients.
– glasses distribution to 1677 patients.
– Eye drop distribution to 3600 patients.
– pills distribution to 7000 patients
– External ointments distribution to 250
The camp witnessed visit of Arab dignitaries headed by Dr. Farid Al-Yaqout, Executive Director of Al-Basr International Foundation, as well as Badriya Al-Yacout and Sheikha Al-Miftah. The delegate included other members as well from the Qatar Charity Organization. They all toured the camp and looked at the various wings, from the outpatient clinics to the examination suite, to the operating rooms of Makkah Eye Hospital. This visit had a great positive resonance among doctors, patients and a wide range of Bangladeshi Muslim society…-->