COMMUNITY OPTHAMOLOGY

Community outreach is one of our core wings, where the quality eye care is rendered at the door step of the unreached people free of cost. As a member of VISION 202 Right to sight and a professional eye care unit, very early we have understood the burden of needless blindness in our country. Since we have committed ourselves to combat this endemic the and we deployed at our target areas are remote underserved & impoverished areas in both the states of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana.

Our Approach
We have a robust approach towards the service delivery at our community outreach programme.

  • Dedicated outreach teams consisting of experienced field coordinators who are specifically trained in terms of morbidity in the entire geographical area, plan the outreach programme one month prior.
  • They make a visit to the camp site and interact with local heads obtain permission from the concerned. They coordinate with local health guardians and volunteers and conduct IEC (Information, Education and communication) activities in the village 1 week prior to the camp date.
  • Camp team consisting of an Ophthalmologist, two Ophthalmic Assistant, One camp coordinator and a driver arrive at the camp venue on the day of the camp.
  • The eye screening camp starts at 9:00 am and ends around 2:00 pm around 100 – 150 people would be screened. The identified cataract patients would be transported the same evening to the base hospital in hospital van and the pre operative evaluation is done the same day.
  • The next day patients undergo surgery upon physical fitness approval from the In-house physician. They are discharged the next day after the post operative evaluation.
  • • 1 week and 5 week post operative evaluation is done at the door step of the patient.

Our Impact so far

Over 2,500 camps been conducted. Over 500,000 people & 120,000 school children were screened. Around 10,000 surgeries were performed free of charge.

We are marching ahead towards achieving our goal of screening 1,000,000 people, performing 100,000 surgeries, screening 1,000,000 school children in next five years.

PVRI