1. Magura Eye Camp
The first Free Eye Camp of the year 2019 took place in Magura district in south-western Bangladesh which is 176 kilometers from Dhaka and it takes five hours by bus.
The camp was held during the period January 25, 2019, to January 30, 2019.
Under the direct supervision of the well-reputed surgeon, Dr. Mostafa Kamal of Al-Basar International Foundation 6,300 patients with divers eye diseases underwent free eye screening at the make-shift OPD of Al-Basar International Foundation at the premises of Magura Adarsa College, Magura Sadar.
2. Jhenaidah Eye Camp
The second Free Eye Camp of Al-Basar International Foundation took place in Jhenaidha, which is some 185 kilometers from Dhaka and has a population of nearly two million.
The reason for choosing this district is the stringent economic conditions of the people of the area and the the inability of many of them to afford the cost of cataract operation.
This large camp continued for a week starting from Friday, February 15, 2019. Patients came from different parts of the districts to avail the free opportunity and get their eyes cured.
In the kick off day of the camp around 6400 patients had been received at the make-shift OPDs of the camp. Necessary screening, tests, measurement had been conducted to identify patients who actually fit for the operation. Out of 800 patients who had been primarily been selected 677 patients could prove themselves to be fully fit for the cataract operation.
Eyeglasses and medicines to those who did not need any surgical intervention 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 Shailkupa Upazila Health Complex, Shailkupa, Jhenaidha.
3. Narail Eye Camp
This Free International Eye Camp has been inaugurated on March 08, 2019 at the premises of Narail Government High School. Narail District Sadar Hospital cooperated fully with the camp as it gave consent for conducting all operations at OT facilities.
In this camp some 4900 patients showed up to avail the charitable services, all of them got their eyes screened. Patients with cataract who were 835 in number were selected for the operation. Among them, 598 have proven to be fit for the cataract surgery.
In this camp, 10303 units of medicine have been distributed.