Free Eye Camps in 2019

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.

4. Madaripur Eye Camp

With 1035 villages and as many populations as 1212198, Madaripur district was the host of our fourth international eye camp in the year 2019.

Dr. Foyzul Kader, a well-reputed and the owner of international recognition had been the Chief Surgeon of at the camp.

Nazimuddin Govt. College, Madaripur was the venue for this eye camp and Digital Apolo Hospital (Lake View Tower, Circuit House Road, Madaripur) with its abundant and perfect facilities had been chosen for carrying on the cataract surgeries and other related tasks.

The number of patients who attended the OPD of the camp outstripped 4600 persons, whereas the number of patients who had been fortunate for undergoing the free operation reached 594.

In addition to the free aforementioned operation, 1196 medical eyeglasses, 594 sunglasses for the operated patients, and 8,413 units of medicine have been distributed.


With the help of Almighty Allah, a large medical camp has
been implemented in Shariatpur, a district in the central Bangladesh under
Dhaka division.  

Lack of standard ophthalmic services in the district was
what attracted our concern for helping, specially, the elderly people of the
area who caught cataract and became unable to live their normal life.

The activities of the camp was set out  on October 25, 2019 with the presence of the
Country Director of Al-Basar International Foundation, Bangladesh Chapter, and
a number of government officials and notable figures from the district.

The outcome of the camp, which witnessed a hectic activity
throughout the week was as follows:  

Total Eye Screening: 4900

Total Operation: 592

Total Distribution of Eyeglasses: 1986

In addition to providing adequate accommodation and food to
all operation patients, and arranging transportation to and from the Rupushi
Bangla Hospital, where the operations took place.

The first follow up for all operated patients was done on
01.11.2019, whereas the second follow up took place on 29/11 / 2019 AD

  • Patient Comments

    • Thanks to Al-Basar

      My name is Khorshed. My father’s name is himmat Ali. I belong to misekara village in Tangail district. I am 80-year-old and I had cataract in both eyes. I heard that Al-Basar International Foundation does operation for free. First I did operation in one eye at one of its charity camp, then I did surgery of other eye in their another camp. […]

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