Eye Screening and Surgery Camp Held in Narayanganj, Bangladesh

DSCN0643-300x225A DCI sponsored eye screening and surgery camp was organized at Narayanganj Diabetic Center on Friday, April 20, 2012 in partnership with Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (DAB). The goal of the camp was to identify underprivileged people who need eye surgery and are financially unable to receive it. The screened cataract patients are provided surgeries free of cost. A simple surgery can prevent blindness if treatment is provided in time. In total, the camp was attended by about 800 people, of which approximately 600 were screened, and 40 cataract surgeries were arranged.

DCI Goodwill Ambassador Babita Akhtar (internationally acclaimed actress and star of Bangladeshi cinema) inaugurated the camp as chief guest. Dr. Muhammad Abdul Mazid, Chief Coordinator of Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (DAB) was also present at the event. Mr. Rehan Reza, representative of DCI’s Kansas Chapter, partially sponsored this eye camp.

Eye screening camps like this one are coordinated periodically as part of DCI’s Blindness Prevention Program and are implemented by Rights and Sight for Children (RSC).

Click here to see photos from the event.