Taking Eye Care to the Rural Masses
Aravind – Madurai, April 20 -28, 2022
To create awareness on eye diseases amongst the rural community, Vadipatti vision centre organised two free eye examination programmes at Poochampatti village. The first one was organised in collaboration with of HelpAge, mobile medical services on April 20. A total of 58 people underwent eye screening. Among those, 22 people had eye problems and were referred to Vadipatti Vision centre.
The second programme was organised on April 24 in association with Kasthurba Gandhi Hospital. A total of 55 people underwent eye screening. Among those, 12 people had eye problems and were referred to Vadipatti Vision centre for counselling. Four underwent cataract surgery.
Vadipatti vision conducted school children eye screening programme at Charles Matriculation School, Vadipatti on April 28. A total of 300 students underwent eye screening. Among those 52 were identified with refractive errors and referred to Vadipatti vision centre.