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Outreach Activities of Susrut

Outreach Activities of Susrut

Organizing community camps and school camps.

Adult camp (Preliminary Screening for Cataract):

We organize free eye checkup camp for adult people in the community (urban & rural) to identify cataract or other problems related to the eye. We are also providing cataract surgeries for elderly patients who require these in free as well as subsidized manner.

Pediatric Camp:

A child goes blind somewhere in the world every minute, yet much childhood blindness is preventable or childhood illnesses and nutritional deficiencies that can lead to blindness should be taken care of. So, we organized free camps in school and ICDS to assess the refractive error and dispense free spectacles, recognition of cataracts and referral to the hospital for surgery, squint and squint surgery. Through these camps we reach out children to prevent early eye problem which can affect their education and day to day activities.

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Camps:

Diabetic Retinopathy screening camps are often held in community vision centers because screening people for this disease requires special medical expertise. DR screening camps are specialized exclusively in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. However, while the focus is on detecting diabetic retinopathy before it causes irreversible blindness (and this sometimes means detecting diabetes in patients who don’t know they have it); patients who suffer from other eye disorders will also be referred to Susrut.

Awareness campaigning

We organize community base awareness campaigning to sensitize different stakeholders on quality eye care service provided.
We train school teachers and ICDS teachers on general eye care, vision screening, build up proper referral system.
We display IEC materials in the community to spread awareness on Primary Eye care messages infiltrated to the minds of slum people, the immediate output being the highest number of cataract operations.