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CHENNAI

Free eye and dental camps were conducted in Royapuram on Sunday by the Mahavir International Chennai Metro in association with Gyan Yuvak Mandal. Doctors from Udhi Eye Hospital and Ramchandra Dental College screened the beneficiaries, a release said.


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Aug 17, 2008, 07:35 PM Last Edit: Jan 22, 2009, 12:09 PM by sajiv
In Chennai nearly 390 persons were screened at a free eye camp organised by Mahavir International Chennai Metro in association with S.S.Jain Sangh at Jain Prayer Hall, Royapettah, recently. While spectacles were distributed to about 190 persons, 22 persons were referred for cataract surgery. The 107th free eye camp would be organised at Kamatchi Steels Limited, Guimmidipoondi, on Sunday.

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Karnataka: Padmbhushan Dr. M C Modi Charitable Eye Hospital is organising a free eye check-up camp for diabetic patients on August 31 on the hospital premises on Dr. M.C. Modi Road between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Details : 23492233, 41287198

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Free eye camp
In Madurai Around 250 students, staff members and farm workers were screened at a free eye camp organised by the National Service Scheme units of Agricultural College and Research Institute and Home Science College and Research Institute in association with Vasan Eye Care Centre last week. K. Ramamoorthy, Dean, ACRI, and A. Andal, Dean, HSCRI, and A. Sundara Murugesan, General Manager, Vasan Eye Care Centre, addressed the participants.

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Mega fee eye camp:
In Andhra The Lion's Club of Patamata is organising a "Mega fee eye camp" at the Patamata Zilla Parishad Highschool on August 31 (Sunday). Patients will be screened only for defective eyesight caused by cataract. The patients found to have cataract would be shortlisted to be operated in a phased manner.

Those interested in further information can call
9989113377, 9848566895, 9394426116 and 9948868888.

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GUNTUR: Organising a mass eye screening camp for all police personnel in Guntur on Sunday and holding a walk from Sankar Eye Hospital to NRI General Hospital for Eye Protection on Monday evening, would mark the launching of the World Sight Week.

In a release here on Friday, the Sankar Eye Hospital said that the 75 per cent of the blindness was curable. To prevent the curable blindness in the world every second Thursday of October is celebrated as "World Sight Day" and this year it was on October 9. A special wing for those who did not proper eyesight would be opened on the Sankara Eye Hospital on Tuesday and on the same day an awareness seminar would be organised for VVIT Engineering College students.

On Wednesday Holy Family School children would be screened and on Thursday SKCV Orphanage children at Vijayawada would be screened for sight defects. Approximately 314 million people suffer serious vision impairment, of these, 45 million people were blind and 124 million had low vision.The hospital said 153 million people's vision impairment was due to uncorrected refractive errors

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Free eye camp

BANGALORE: As a Deepavali and Dasara special, Dr. Agarwal Hospitals has organised a free eye screening camp for children to detect myopia. It will be held between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. till October 28, at the hospital.

Call Ph: 22223100 for details.

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Free eye camp in Chennai:

About 500 people were screened at a free eye camp organised by Mahavir International Chennai Metro at Mahaveer Jain Higher Secondary School, Tiruvottiyur, recently. Spectacles were distributed to 255 people.

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ADILABAD: The District Medical and Health Department will conduct seven eye disease screening camps at various places in the district in connection with the World Sight Day 2008 that was celebrated on Thursday.

The theme os the current event is "Eye on the future-fighting visual impairment in later life. Adilabad DMHO D. Babu and District Programme Manager of the District Blindness Control Society (DBCS) said after screening eligible patients will be supplied freely with a pair of glasses.The camps will be held at Area Hospital, Mancherial on October 14, at Community Hospitals Bellampalli and Nirmal on October 15, at CHC Asifabad and Area Hospital, Bhanisa on October 22 at Jainoor PHC on October 24 and at RIMS, Adilabad on October 31.

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765 schoolchildren of Andhra Pradesh Residential School (APRS) screened Women staff of Visakh Refinery donated Rs. 25,000 for the cause

VISAKHAPATNAM: A comprehensive eye care camp was conducted for 765 schoolchildren of Andhra Pradesh Residential School (APRS) at Adavivaram near Simhachalam on Saturday.The camp was sponsored by Dhatri, VR Women Force, HPCL, Visakha Refinery and the screening was conducted by Sankar Foundation Eye Hospital.

In charge Principal V. Jala Durga Sesha Kumari , who presided over the function organised on the occasion, thanked Dhatri, VR Women Force-HPCL-Visakha Refinery for the gesture.At the inauguration of the camp Visakh Refinery General Manager (Finance) M. Naveen Kumar appreciated the gesture of the women staff of the refinery for donating Rs.25,000 to help the school children. Refinery Senior Manager (Projects) B. Mary Sujatha explained the activities of Dhatri.

Sankar Foundation Senior Manager K.S. Vinod Kumar explained the foundation activities and thanked all donor members of Dhatri, VR Women Force-HPCL-Visakha Refinery. APR School Medical Officer R. Jagannatham spoke about eye diseases and the need to take precautions.Mr. Naveen Kumar and the members of Dhatri visited the Sankar Foundation Eye Hospital and praised the world class facilities provided to the patients.


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Eye check-up camp from November 26

Madikeri: The annual free eye check-up and surgery camp will be held at the Ashwini Hospital here from November 26 to December 1, Chief Executive Officer of the zilla panchayat A.S. Ramachandrappa said here on Tuesday.

He said that the camp was being held to mark the 32nd anniversary of the hospital. Dr. Sudhakar from Madikeri will be in-charge of the camp. Dr. Shivaprasad from Hassan, Dr. Chandrashekar and Dr. Sridhar from Bangalore will conduct surgeries from November 27 to 30.


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Rotary Club of Visakhapatnam will hold a free eye check up camp at Indian Oil Swagat Retail Outlet on the National Highway (NH-5) at Anakapalle on Sunday.

The camp, being held in association with Indian Oil Corporation, is intended for the benefit of autorickshaw, taxi and truck drivers, according to club president Mayank Kumari Deo. Free medicines would be distributed at the camp.

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Eye donation

KRISHNAGIRI:
Following the advice of the president of Lions Club of Hosur Sipcot Dhanasekakaran, the sons of a woman donated the eyes of their mother who died recently.

Jaya Prakash Jain and Om Prakash Jain donated the eyes of their mother Dhanalakshmi Ammal, who died recently.

A team of doctors from Narayana Nethralaya received the eyes and said that it will be donated to two persons within 48 hours. Due to the steps taken by the Lions Club of Hosur Sipcot, so far 10 people have got vision, says a release from the Club.


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Eye camp held

MADURAI: A special eye screening programme was conducted for Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation employees on Thursday and Friday by Vasan Eye Care Hospital.

Around 900 employees took part, of whom 35 were advised to undergo cataract surgery. More than 40 persons were given spectacles.

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Free eye, dental camp held

VISAKHAPATNAM: A free eye and dental camp was conducted by Umar Alisha Rural Development Trust at Bhimunipatnam. According to trust secretary P. Ananda Kumar, about 900 persons were treated.

GITAM University Chairman M.V.V.S. Murthy inaugurated the programme.

Trust Chairman and Peethadhipati Umar Alisha inaugurated the eye camp organised by Sankar Foundation Eye Hospital and the dental camp of GITAM Dental College.

About 45 persons were identified for cataract operation and some for squint and arrangements made for operations.



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Eye care institute launched

NELLORE: Vasan Healthcare Group, operating more than 30 hospitals across South India, has launched an eye care institute at Brindavanam in Nellore city on Monday.

Vasan eye care which was running hospitals in Kerala, Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Andhra Pradesh is planning to launch 50 more hospitals in the country and overseas by 2009, said institution director (Strategic Planning and Growth) P.A. Unni at a press conference here. The new hospital will provide free consultation for senior citizens and students below 21 years. A strong team with specialist doctors including P. Sireesha Sailaja, K. Bhaskar Reddy, Suresh and others will treat the patients in the hospital.


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Eye camp held in Sikkim

VISAKHAPATNAM: Sankar Foundation has conducted an eye camp at Mangan in the State of Sikkim with the support of Bhavishya Bharath Foundation and in collaboration with the Mangan Tourism Development Corporation.

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling and Health Minister Kishey Lachangpa inaugurated the camp. The Chief Minister and the Health Minister lauded the services of Sankar Foundation.

Executive Trustee and Chief Executive Officer of Sankar Foundation K. Manimala, Medical Coordinator T. Raveendra, doctors and paramedical team from Sankar Foundation participated.

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Eye camp

Coimbatore: The Eye Foundation in association with the District Blindness Control Society will conduct a free eye camp at Maharaja Arts and Science College on December 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Advances in eye care discussed

COIMBATORE: Advances in the treatment of cataract, management of glaucoma and eye defects in children were some of the areas in eye care that were discussed at a recent two-day national meet, "Eyetrendz'08", conducted by Lotus Eye Care Hospital here.Inaugurating the meet, Vice-Chancellor of Bharathiar University G. Thiruvasagam stressed the importance of technology in improving various areas of medical science. Innovations in ophthalmology should be used properly to treat blindness, he said. Eye care should be comprehensive. It should consist of preventive, curative and rehabilitative measures.A number of procedures involving latest techniques such as lasik and epilasik were demonstrated during the two-day meet.

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Dental camp

Baskar Dental Foundation, T.Nagar, conducted a free dental health camp for senior citizens of Sathyalok Charitable Trust recently. The beneficiaries were given medicine and advice on the preventive aspects of dental diseases.

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Free eye camp

Nearly 100 persons were screened at a free eye camp organised by Hindu Mission Hospital, Tambaram, at Perumbakkam Road, Pudu Nagar on Wednesday. Fifteen persons were referred for cataract surgeries, according to a press release.

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Free eye camp

Chennai: Nearly 100 persons were screened at a free eye camp organised by Hindu Mission Hospital, Tambaram, at Perumbakkam Road, Pudu Nagar on Wednesday. Fifteen persons were referred for cataract surgeries.

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Eye camp

Coimbatore: The Eye Foundation with District Blindness Control Society and Dr.Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi, will conduct a free eye camp at Panchayat Union Elementary School, Somandurai Chittur, on January 25.

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MADURAI: An eye bank established at Government Rajaji Hospital here in association with Lions Clubs International will be inaugurated on Saturday. This facility is the first of its kind among Government hospitals in the southern region.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, P. Thiagarajan, Medical Director, Eye Bank, and Head, Department of Ophthalmology, said that 20 lakh people had been affected by corneal blindness, and if provided cornea in time, many of them could get back their vision.

This initiative was a joint effort with the Lions Clubs International, which donated Rs. 3 lakh, and the State Government's Namakku Naame Thittam provided Rs. 6 lakh. These funds had been used to procure medical equipment. Other infrastructure would be acquired in a phased manner, he said.

Similar eye banks had been planned at Government hospitals in Tiruchi, Thanjavur and Coimbatore. Madurai Aravind Eye Hospital provided the expertise -- from training the medical staff and handling equipment such as specular microscopy.

The cornea had to be removed within four hours of the donor's death, he said. On the death of a person, the family members must inform the nearest eye bank so that the cornea could be collected.

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Free eye camp

Nearly 100 persons were screened at a free eye camp organised by Hindu Mission Hospital at Varadharajapuram, Mudichur, on Wednesday. Of these, 15 persons were referred for eye surgeries, according to a release.

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