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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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100 screened for eye ailments

Chennai: 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 surgeries, a release said.

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Free eye-screening camp

A free eye-screening camp was held recently at the TVS Chakra Company by Vasan Eye Care Hospital. Dr. Sulabh Goel Dr. Swapna conducted the camp. They were given a few health tips on how to safeguard their eyes while working at the factory. More than 200 persons were provided with spectacles.

More than 1,200 employees of the concern benefited from the camp, according to a press release.

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Eye camp

Over 60 children were screened for basic abnormalities in vision at a screening programme for children organised by Navy Wives Welfare Association (Eastern Region) on Monday at Balwadi, a school for underprivileged children run by NWWA. Teachers from Balwadi, Little Angels Playschool and Sankalp school for special children assisted by Khurshid Aarif were trained in carrying out the screening tests. Four children diagnosed with vision defects were sent to an eye hospital in the city with expenses met by Jyoticare Benevolent Foundation, Mumbai. President of NWWA, Madhulika Verma, and Jyothi Dave Singh of JBF were present.

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Eye check-up

Bangalore: Project Drishti, Seshadripuram, in association with Sri Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar Seva Prathistana and District Blindness Control Society, is organising a free eye check-up and operation camp on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at R.K.S. School, 43/4, 27th Cross, 7th Block, near Ayyappa Swamy temple, Jayanagar. Operations will be done at Mahaveer Eye Hospital, Seshadripuram, on Monday.

Call Ph: 57606109 for details.

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Eye camp

A free eye camp was organised by Hindu Mission Hospital at Barathipuram, Chromepet, on Wednesday.

An ophthalmologist and a refractionist screened 160 patients and referred a few cases for free IOL surgery, according to a release.

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Over 5,000 screened at free eye camp

KANCHEePURAM: Cataract surgery was performed on 1,433 people during a three-day free eye camp held at Adhiprasakthi Hospital and Research Institute, Melmaruvathur, from Saturday. It was organised by the Melmaruvathur Siddhar Peetam.

More than 5,000 people from villages located around Melmaruvathur were screened for eye ailments.

A team of ophthalmologists headed by Madhivanan Natarajan and Shalini performed intraocular lens (IOL) implantation surgery on 1,422 people.

Bangaru Adigalar distributed free spectacles to 785 persons at the valedictory function on Monday, a press release from the Peetam said.

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Eye camp

Coimbatore: Eye Foundation with the District Blindness Control Society will organise a free eye camp at Sheesha Cenre, Muthuvaraiapuram, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Free eye camp

CHENNAI: Nearly 140 persons were screened at a free eye camp organised jointly by B.B.R. Nagar Welfare Association, Chromepet, and Vasan Eye Hospital recently, a release said.

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Eye camp

South India Textiles Machinery Dealers Association, Star Vision Lions Club and Aravindh Eye Hospital will conduct a free eye camp at the Kollupalayam Panchayat High School in Arasur on March 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Eye camp

Chennai: About 100 persons participated in a free eye screening camp organised by the Hindu Mission Hospital, Tambaram, at Vaikunda Perumal Temple, Maduramangalam, recently. A total of 23 persons were referred for cataract surgery.

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Eye camp

HUBLI: M.M. Joshi Eye Institute, Hubli, will organise a free "C-Lasik Laser Eye Screening Camp"on Sunday.

Call Ph.: 9880887443.

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Free eye camp

NAGAPATTINAM: As many as 258 patients were treated at a free eye camp conducted at Sirkazhi on Saturday by the Nagapattinam District Blindness Control Society in association with the VNC Charitable Trust and Lions Club of Vanampalayam, Tiruvarur.

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Free eye surgery 

BANGALORE: The Rotary Club of Sadashivanagar is offering to carry out 1,939 cataract surgeries with IOL (intra-ocular lenses) fitment free for the poor.

This project is a joint effort of the club along with Rotary Ferne-Voltaire from France, Rotary Ghent, Belgium, and The Rotary Foundation, Evanston, USA.

The club, with the available funds, is in a position to assist those affected with cataract. Four base hospitals will conduct regular eye camps in and around Bangalore and its outlying areas to identify the beneficiaries, who would be directed to the selected base hospitals for cataract surgeries with IOL fitments.

Any non-governmental organisation or organisations working with the poor or village panchayats in and around Bangalore district may contact A. Suresh, project prime contact on Ph: 9844046122 / 23366299, or Chandrashekar R. project chairman, on 9448051315 for conducting the free eye check-up camps.

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Free eye camp

Hundred persons participated in a free eye camp organised recently by Hindu Mission Hospital, Tambaram, at Kattankulathur. Of this, 38 persons were referred for cataract surgery.

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Free eye camp 

VELLORE: The All India General Insurance SC/ST Employees Parishad (G. Jayamoorthy) and the Christian Medical College Schell Eye Hospital, Vellore would be jointly conducting a free eye camp in connection with the 119th birth anniversary celebrations of B.R. Ambedkar at the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Community Centre in Gandhinagar in Sathuvachari from 9 a.m. to one p.m. on April 15.

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Eye camp

Chennai: A total of 101 persons were screened at the 245th Kannappar free eye camp organised by the Hindu Mission Hospital at Guduvanchery on Wednesday. Of those screened, 15 were referred for free IOL surgery, a press release said.

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Eye check-up camp

Padmabhushan Dr. M.C.Modi Charitable Eye Hospital is organising a free eye check-up camp for diabetic patients on Sunday 26 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the hospital on Dr. M.C.Modi Road in Mahalakshmipuram. The checkup at the camp includes random blood sugar test and early detection of diabetic neuropathy.

Call 23492233 for details.

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Eye screening camp organised for women

CHENNAI: "Non Governmental Organisations play a crucial role in empowering women and there has been an improvement in the standard of living of women," said former bureaucrat C.K. Gariyali on Sunday.

While complementing the sustained efforts of the Working Women's Forum (India) in bringing about a change in women's standard of living, she said that street fights resulting in abusing of women have also come down considerably.

Ms. Gariyali inaugurated an eye screening camp organised by the forum in association with Rajan Eye Care Hospital and Rotary Club of Madras T. Nagar for grass-root women workers. The camp had over 300 women workers participating. Among them 30 patients were referred for cataract surgery and 103 were advised to wear spectacles, which would be provided by the hospital free of cost.

While speaking at the function, Rajan Eye Care Hospital Medical Director Mohan Rajan said that 'Privilege Cards' would be issued to the members of the forum to enable them to get free eye screening and eye operations at any of their hospital branches in the city. He lauded Jaya Arunachalam, president of the forum, for her efforts.

Ms. Arunachalam said that the forum was committed to empowering women in extreme poverty by providing an opportunity to shine in life.

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Eye screening camp organised for women

CHENNAI: "Non Governmental Organisations play a crucial role in empowering women and there has been an improvement in the standard of living of women," said former bureaucrat C.K. Gariyali on Sunday. Complementing the sustained efforts of the Working Women's Forum (India) in bringing about a change in women's standard of living, she said that street fights resulting in abusing of women have also come down considerably.

Ms. Gariyali inaugurated an eye screening camp organised in association with Rajan Eye Care Hospital and Rotary Club of Madras T. Nagar for grassroots women workers. Over 300 women workers participated. Among them 30 were referred for cataract surgery and 103 were advised to wear spectacles, to be provided by the hospital free of cost. Rajan Eye Care Hospital Medical Director Mohan Rajan said that 'Privilege Cards' would be issued to the forum members to enable them to get free eye screening and eye operations at any of their hospital branches in the city.


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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 Indian Matriculation School, Kakkalanchavadi, near Tambaram Sanatorium, on Wednesday. Thirty persons were referred for free eye surgeries, according to a press release.

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Eye camp on April 26

KHAMMAM: The Goutami Eye Institute, Rajahmundry, will organise a paediatric eye camp at Ricob Bazar School in the town on April 26, according to K. Madhu, executive director of the institute.

Addressing a news conference here, he said the prevalence of childhood blindness was high in the State. Four to five per cent of cases of vision loss in the world owed to childhood blindness. The hospital has taken an initiative to control child blindness.

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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 Indian Matriculation School, Kakkalanchavadi, near Tambaram Sanatorium, on Wednesday. Thirty persons were referred for free eye surgeries, a release said.

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Eye camp conducted

SANKAGIRI: PSF Matriculation School in association with Tiruchengode Vivekananda Eye Care Hospital and Salem District Blindness Control Society organised a free eye camp at the school premises recently.

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Eye camp for senior citizens

COIMBATORE: Siloam Thomas Eye Hospital will conduct a free summer eye screening camp for senior citizens on May 1.

The camp is to detect common problems in senior citizens such as cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and low vision are the eye problems. A press release from the hospital said cataract was the clouding of the natural lens that caused misty vision.

It could be cured only with surgery. Glaucoma was caused by a rise in fluid pressure in the eye, causing progressive damage to the retina and optic nerve. Patients would become permanently blind if the problem was not detected early and treated.


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Eye camp for senior citizens

COIMBATORE: Siloam Thomas Eye Hospital will conduct a free summer eye screening camp for senior citizens on May 1.

The camp is to detect common problems in senior citizens such as cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and low vision are the eye problems. A press release from the hospital said cataract was the clouding of the natural lens that caused misty vision.

It could be cured only with surgery. Glaucoma was caused by a rise in fluid pressure in the eye, causing progressive damage to the retina and optic nerve. Patients would become permanently blind if the problem was not detected early and treated.

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Special eye camp for children today

Kakinada: Goutami Eye Institute (GEI), Rajahmundry is organising a special eye camp for children aged below 14 at Municipal Girls High School in Jagannadhapuram here on May 13 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Those wishing to avail of the opportunity should come with white ration cards.

GEI programme manager A Radhakrishna said in a press release that blindness and poor eyesight could be cured by providing them proper treatment at the right time.

Cataract, squint and corneal defects are the main reasons for blindness among children. Treatment will be provided free of cost for these problems at Wednesday's camp.

More details can be obtained from GEI over phone numbers 0883-2443441 or 9866544944 or from Mr. Radhakrishna over his number 9618400333.


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Eye donation camp

Abhimani Balaga Seva Trust - Bangalore, in memory of Dr. Rajkumar is organising an eye donation camp on May 14 at Mahalakshmi Temple in Mahalakshmipura. The feature of this camp is that a couple is tying the knot after pledging their eyes. Call 9449000395 for details.

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Free eye camp

About 100 persons participated in the free eye camp organised by Hindu Mission Hospital at Panchayat Union Middle School, Ninnaikattur near

Kattankulathur on Tuesday. The medical team that screened the patients referred 26 persons for free eye cataract surgeries, according to a press

release.

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Eye donation

VELLORE: The eyes of Jeeva (16) of Palanisamy Street, Tirupattur, who drowned while bathing in a temple tank in Tiruvannamalai, were handed over to the eye bank of Christian Medical College Schell Eye Hospital, Vellore.

Jeeva had gone for a bath on May 8 but drowned. He was rescued and admitted to the government hospital, Tiruvannamalai, from where he was referred to CMC Hospital, Vellore. He died there on May 15. His relatives desired to donate his eyes to the eye bank of the CMC. Based on a request from S. Ramesh, president, Udhavum Ullangal, Tirupattur, and brother-in-law of Jeeva, the boy's eyes were removed and preserved at the eye bank.

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Free eye camp

MADURAI: Over 120 people from Karuppayoorani, Othaveedu, Seeman Nagar, Bharathipuram, Othapaddi, Kalikappan, Poolankulam and Andarkottaram were screened for eye ailments at a free eye camp organised by Subashini Charities in association with Vizhiyagam Eye Hospital at Karuppayoorani on Sunday

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Eye camp

Coimbatore: MV Charitable Trust is conducting a free eye camp on Saturday (June 6) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Astro Health Center, 35-Fabrigation Road, Bridgeway Colony, Tirupur in association with Coimbatore District Blindness Control Society, Tirupur TMF Hospital.

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Eye camp conducted

ERODE: Department of Handlooms and Textiles recently conducted an eye camp for weavers.

A release says under the Weavers Welfare Insurance Scheme, through the ICICI insurance card, the weavers of Veerappanchatram Handloom Weavers Cooperative Production and Sales Society and Dravida Handloom Weavers Cooperative Society participated.

Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital was the partnering institution, the release adds. Senior Department officials were present on the occasion.

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Eye camp at NLC

CUDDALORE: The Neyveli Lignite Corporation will organise a one-day free eye camp on the NLC general hospital premises at Neyveli near here on Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Specialists from Aravind Eye Hospital, Puducherry, would examine children and adults for refractive errors, squint, glaucoma, squint, cataract and other eye ailments.Those selected for the cataract surgery would be taken to the Aravind Eye Hospital on the same day. For them the operation, intraocular lenses, medicine, transport and accommodation would be provided free of cost.

Those intending to attend should bring the Electors' Photo Identity Card or ration cards for address proof, an NLC statement added.

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Sterlite organises free eye camp

Tuticorin: A free eye camp at RC Primary School, Cruzpuram here was organized by Sterlite Industries India Limited in association with Boopalrayapuram Merchants' Association and Aravind Eye hospital, Tirunelveli on Sunday. Around 200 people benefited from the camp and the participants were screened by a team of doctors from Aravind hospital comprising Dr. M. Sakthivel and Dr. L. Praneep.

During the camp, tests for various defects like myopia, hypermetropia, presbyopia, eye pressure, colour blindness were carried out on the participants and 20 people were referred for cataract surgery to Aravind Eye hospital in Tirunelveli.
Spectacles provided

As many as fifty two people were identified with eye defects and provided with free spectacles. R. Rajasekarapandy, Associate Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Suganthi Chelladurai, Associate Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, SIIL, the members of Merchants' Association and employees of Sterlite were present.

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Free eye camp inaugurated at NLC hospital

NEYVELI: Neyveli Lignite Corporation director (Finance) J.N. Prasannakumar inaugurated a two-day free eye camp at the NLC General Hospital here on Wednesday.

He said that the NLC had so far conducted seven free eye camps for people living in the surrounding villages.

The camp, launched on Wednesday, was the eighth in the line being organised in coordination with Aravind Eye Hospital, Puducherry.

Mr. Prasannakumar said that in terms of medical equipment and service, the NLC General Hospital stood on a par with any specialty hospital in Chennai and Bangalore.

The NLC was taking all efforts to expand greenery on its premises and hence there was not much of pollution despite large-scale mining activity.

Mr. Prasannakumar said that the NLC had installed control mechanism worth several crores to keep pollution below the level prescribed by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board.

NLC director (personnel) P. Babu Rao said that eye camps and health camps were being organised for the well-being of the people living near Neyveli and not for fame.

He recalled a camp organised in 2004 along with the Bhagwan Mahaveer Samithi, Jaipur, for distributing artificial limbs to differently abled persons. He called upon the organisers to arrange for another such camp in the near future.

Doctors screened 800 persons at the camp on Wednesday and recommended 105 for cataract surgery. They were taken to Aravind Eye Hospital in the evening for surgery.

NLC director (mines) B. Surender Mohan, Chief General Superintendent of NLC hospital V.Seetharaman and Chief of Aravind Eye Hospital Venkatakrishnan were present.


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1,300 patients screened at eye camps


KHAMMAM: Over 1,000 patients had undergone the preliminary vision testing and diagnostic examination at the free eye camp organised by the Police Department in coordination with the Shankar Foundation at Karepalli on Sunday.

Helped by the ophthalmic assistants, doctors examined the patients, mainly the residents of tribal tandas - for clinical conditions such as external eye infections, vision loss caused by nutritional deficiency and various other factors.

Patients advised surgery, were motivated by the counsellors. Some 187 of them with serious vision related problems were referred to the Shankar Foundation, Visakhapatnam.

They will undergo the surgery and avail post-operative care free of cost.

The Superintendent of Police, Mahesh M. Bhagwat who inaugurated the eye camp said that people in the rural pockets were yet to be fully aware of the health care. Illicit distillation had been a major problem in the tandas, had been playing havoc with their health.

The problem was being felt increasingly in habitations such as Bhagyanagar tanda near Karepalli.

He sounded a warning against the practice of illicit brewing and wanted it to be stopped immediately. People should come out of the superstitions also. Quacks and conmen have been cashing in on the superstition of the village people.

Vinod Prasad, coordinator Shankar Foundation eye hospital, sub divisional police officer, Ramulu were among those who spoke.

In the meantime, a similar eye camp was organised at Burgumapdu village. Some 300 patients had undergone for screening for cataract and 100 of them were referred to the Sri Kiran Eye Hospital Kakinada for surgery.

The Kothagudem Deputy Superintendent of Police, Prakash Jadav, Inspector, Ganesh and sub-inspector, Narasimha Reddy were among those who took part.


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Free cataract camp

Gremaltes Hospital and HelpAge India will jointly organise a free cataract screening camp for senior citizens on Saturday at Ayanavaram Tamil

Baptists Church, Veeraswamy First Street, Ayanavaram. Contact 26643411.

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Eye camp held

Tuticorin: As many as 180 people benefited from a free eye camp organised by Indian Bank's Melur branch in association with Vivekananda Kendram here on Sunday at R.C Bethani School.

As many as 30 persons were identified with defective vision and referred to Aravind Eye Hospital here for removal of cataract.

Ten National Social Service (NSS) volunteers of Barathiyar Vidyalayam Higher Secondary School, Perumalpuram, assisted the two camp doctors and 12 paramedical staff from the Hospital.

Doctors Abishek and Abilasha examined the patients.

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Eye check-up camp

An eye camp for over 400 senior citizens from slums near M.R.S. Palya is being organised on Thursday. The camp, jointly organised by Ashvasan Foundation, Sankara Eye Hospital and Avas, will be held between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Ambedkar Government School on Nandidurg Road.

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Free eye camp to be held on July 12

VIZIANAGARAM: Toshniwal Walkers' Club here, in association with Sankar Foundation, Visakhapatnam, will conduct a free eye camp in memory of J.L. Toshniwal on the premises of Jonnavalasa Zilla Parishad High School from 9 a.m. onwards on July 12 and late Toshniwal's 80th birthday celebrations at Toshniwal Bhavan here. 'Toshniwal Home', a care and support centre for the physically challenged children will be inaugurated at Kotta Kopperla (Konada Junction) in Poosapatirega mandal the following day, according to Ch, Mohana Rao, president of the Walkers' Club.

At a press conference here on Thursday, he said that the poor who required eye operations would be referred to Sankar Foundation Eye Hospital in Visakhapatnam after diagnosis.
Free transport

The club would also arrange free transport for the patients. The patients, however, have to attend the camp with previous medical reports, if any, and white ration card to avail of the facility.

He said that P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, MLA, would inaugurate the eye camp.

P. V. Narasimha Raju, honorary president, K. Satyam, secretary of the club and others were present.

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Eye bank to be opened in Gulbarga

GULBARGA: President of the Hyderabad Karnataka Education Society and MLC Shashil G. Namoshi said on Saturday that a full-fledged eye bank would be set up at the Basaveshwar Teaching and General Hospital in the city on September 1.

Mr. Namoshi told presspersons that the proposed eye bank would be established in the ophthalmology department of the Basaveshwar Teaching and General Hospital.
Training

He said that three technicians from the ophthalmology department here had been sent to the Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad for training. Trained doctors were available in the hospital to run the proposed eye bank, he added.

Mr. Namoshi said that Rs. 10 lakh had been provided to set up a "slit laboratory" in the eye bank and an additional Rs. 10 lakh had been released for improving existing hospital infrastructure.

To a question, he said that the Basaveshwar Teaching and General Hospital would be converted into a super-speciality treatment centre, in a phased manner.
Initiative

An initiative had been taken to establish an oncology department in the hospital by inviting a consulting oncologist from Bangalore to visit once in three months to screen patients and treat patients. Mr. Namoshi said that a full-time nephrologist had been appointed in the hospital.

dwarakesh

Eye check-up

Padmabhushan Dr. M.C. Modi Charitable Eye Hospital is organising a free eye check up camp for diabetics on July 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on its

premises at M.C. Modi Road, Mahalakshmipuram. Call 23492233 for details.

dwarakesh

Free eye camp tomorrow

Nellore: Vasan Eye Care , a division of Vasan Health Care, Tamil Nadu, will organise a free eye camp in Nellore city on July 24 between 9 a.m. and

2 p.m. Contact nos. 0861-2347456 or 98668-90809.

sajiv


Free eye camp tomorrow

Nellore: Vasan Eye Care , a division of Vasan Health Care, Tamil Nadu, will organise a free eye camp in Nellore city on July 24 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Contact nos. 0861-2347456 or 98668-90809.


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Free eye camp organised

Nellore: Over 100 patients were treated at a free eye camp conducted at S.S. Praja Vaidyasala in Nellore on Friday.

The camp was organised by Vasan Eye Hospital in association with The Private Medical Practitioners (PMP) Association of India.

Mayor N. Bhanusri, who inaugurated the eye camp, complimented the hospital and the PMP doctors for organising the free camp, whcih she said would be of immense benefit to the people, especially the poor. Hospital manager Satyam Reddy, Dr. Rehaman, PMP Association district president S. Venugopal and others were present.

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Free eye camp

Silver Crescent Eye Centre, Mehdipatnam, is organising a free eye camp for 'Awareness on Glaucoma' on Friday and Saturday at 1-3-104, L.N. Plaza, Humayun Nagar, according to a press

release here.

Dr. Hidayatullah Khan

will be examining the patients and free

medicines will be provided.

Registration for the camp has already begun.

For details contact 92462 00742.

sajiv


Free eye camp to be held in Vellore on Sunday

VELLORE: The Vellore District Jaggery Merchants Charitable Trust, Vellore District Blindness Prevention Society and Arvind Eye Hospital, Puducherry, will be organising the 6th Annual Free Eye Screening Camp at Rangalaya Thirumana Mandapam in Gandhinagar near here from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Participants will be tested for cataract, diabetes, retinopathy, glaucoma, myopia, long-sightedness and corneal ulcer, while children's problems will also be assessed. Those found to have cataract will be taken to Arvind Eye Hospital, Puducherry, the same day for free cataract surgery. They will be provided free transport facility to go to Puducherry, and free food and accommodation at the hospital. They will also be provided intra-ocular lens and medicines free of cost.

Durai Murugan, Law Minister, and S. Jagathrakshakan, Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, will inaugurate the camp. G. Viswanathan, VIT University Chancellor, will provide free spectacles, sponsored by the VIT University.

The Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithis in Vellore will be offering their voluntary services at the camp.

A total of 8,985 persons have so far participated in the annual camps conducted by the Vellore District Jaggery Merchants Charitable Trust from 2004, while eye surgery has been performed on 1,279 persons.


dwarakesh

Eye donation awareness camp

Chennai: The Chengalpattu Medical College recently organised an eye donation awareness camp at the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board's

Superintending Engineer office, Chengalpattu. About 60 persons participated. A total of 35 employees pledged to donate their eyes. Dr. Kanmani,

Ophthalmology Department, participated in the camp.

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Eye donation campaign launched

VISAKHAPATNAM: Mohsin Eye Bank has launched a campaign to create awareness on eye donation.

The fortnight-long celebrations inaugurated on Tuesday by District Medical and Health Officer J. Sarojini would highlight on process of eye donation.

Regional Eye Hospital Superintendent M. Mohana Rao, Mohsin Eye Bank chairman Kasim S. Mehdi, noted ophthalmologists R. Ahikrishna, A.V.N. Chetty, C.V. Gopal Raju and others spoke.

Dr. Sarojini observed that the awareness level on eye donation was not much and underlined the need to educate all on a continuous basis.

During the fortnight, the bank's members would go to various schools, petrol bunks, colonies and tribal areas to educate on eye donation.

Mohsin Eye Bank set up eight years ago through Vebart Trust has collected 986 corneas including 240 during 2008-09.

It has entered into memorandum of understanding with King George Hospital, Apollo and other hospitals.

According to an estimate, the number of people with loss of vision in two eyes is 2.1 lakh and one is 7.86 lakh. There are about 9.82 lakh people with corneal blindness. Every year, this number is going up by 25,000 to 30,000.

As there is acute shortage of donor eyes, more people should pledge to donate their eyes after death so that the cornea transplant could be performed to help restore vision to many deserving people, bank's joint secretary A. Srirama Murthy said.

sajiv

Eye donation awareness rally taken out

Chennai: The Rotary Rajan Eye Bank, the Rotary Club of Madras, T. Nagar, and Rajan Eye Care Hospital organised an eye donation awareness rally from Light House to Anna Square here on Saturday.

Actor Prashanth flagged off the rally, which was conducted as part of the National Eye Donation Fortnight celebrations.

Over 1,000 students from various institutions participated , stated a press release.

Apart from students, there were members of Rotary International, doctors and staff of Rajan Eye Care Hospital.

T.A. Shekar, former cricketer; Krishnan V. Chari, past district governor, Rotary International District 3230; Mohan Rajan, District Chairman Eye Care, Rotary International District 3230, were among those who participated.


sajiv

Students take out rally to create awareness on eye donation

SALEM: A rally to create awareness among people on the importance of eye donation was taken out here on Tuesday.

The Vasan Eye Care Hospital in association with the Rotary Club of Salem Sun Star organised the rally to mark the Eye Donation Day.

Flagged off by Inspector General of Police and City Police Commissioner Sunil Kumar Singh at the New Integrated Bus Stand, the rally passed through the Omalur Main Road and culminated near Anna Park.

A large number of students from various colleges, students from the school for the blind, doctors, hospital staff members and Rotarians participated in the rally.
Slogans

They raised slogans highlighting the importance of eye donation. A large number of people in the country were affected by corneal blindness.

The increase in the eye donations would enable the doctors to carry out more corneal transplants, they told the people.
Information

Handbills carrying information on the eye donation were also distributed.
Pledge

Over 100 participants of the rally pledged to donate their eyes.

Those who are willing to donate their eyes can contact Vasan Eye Care Hospital.


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Eye camp organised

PERAMBALUR: A large number of men and women were screened for eye disorders during the two-day camp organised jointly by the Mahatma Gandhi Eye Hospital and Perambalur Panchayat Union for the benefit of the noon meal staff, cooks and assistants which concluded here on Tuesday.

Collector M. Vijayakumar visited the camp and made enquiries with the beneficiaries.

In a statement he said, similar camps for the noon meal staff, cooks and assistants will be held in Veppanthattai union office on May 5 and 6, Veppur union office on May 7 and 8 and in Alathur union office on May 10 and 11. He called upon the target groups to take advantage of the camp.


P.Neelavathi

Sir my name is P.Neelavathi My brother name is P.Lakshmi prasad he is 14 years old sir he loss his left eye last year Checkup opration will be
carried Vasan eye care but no use The doctors said he loss her eye totaly but i have hope him sir caming her eye. My family is not a rich sir
so Pleace checkup & give her life sir Pleace My Family is very poor  so Kindly help my brother with free of cost  Please response with me sir.

sajiv


your request has been processed,wil inform if any free eye camp organised, hope ur brother will get his eyes back

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