Pakistan Institute of Community Ophthalmology

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Free Eye Screening Camps program with collaboration of Gulbahar Lions Club at District Peshawar & Surrounding Districts with referral of surgical patient to MSTC, PICO, HMC.

PICO also holds regular eye screening camps with the assistance of Gulbahar Lions Club, Peshawar. The patients are screened for eye diseases, given free medicines & glasses and cataract are referred to HMC for further free surgical procedures. Most of these camps are held in the outskirts of district Peshawar in the most marginalized areas. In the calendar year 2016 total 05 free eye screening camps were held in Peshawar, except one eye camp which was held in District Swabi. Total 3681 patients were seen in the OPD, 2673 free medicines and 1562 free glasses were given to the poor patients. A total of 272 cataract patients were referred and operated in HMC, Peshawar. Following is the details of free eye camp patients:-

Table:  Free Screening Camps data with Gulbahar Lions Club

S-No

Date

Place

Total OPD

Cataract

Free Medicine

Free Glasses

1

24/01/16

ICMS Warsak Road

830

58

680

326

 

2

06/03/16

Forward School Gunj

915

62

724

408

 

3

01/05/16

HundSwabi

782

58

533

390

 

4

25/09/16

Lahori Gate

724

52

448

279

 

5

13/11/16

SheroJangi

430

42

288

159

 

6

25/12/16

ICMS Warsak Road

500

34

300

200

Total

4181

316

2973

1762