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UOLTH-Al-Baseer Eye Care Project benefits 4,000 +

University of Lahore Teaching Hospital (UOLTH) in collaboration with Al-Baseer Foundation (AF) is running a joint project named Comprehensive Eye Care Programme (CECP) since August 2017. Between June and August 2018, the project has benefited four thousand one hundred ninety two (4,192) patients at the Out Patient Department (OPD) of the UOLTH and the 11 eye camps organized. This figure puts the total number of beneficiaries to 19,192 since establishment.  

With the three months, 58 surgeries have been done, 774 reading glasses and 662 medicine distributed to the non-affording patients. Dr Fida Hussain, an Optometrist managing the CECP project, revealed this to The Spectacle, September 17, 2018.       

Dr. Fida revealed that over 60 percent of beneficiaries are female saying women are more active in attending to their health challenges. He appealed to all people to go for voluntary eye checkups regularly. “Medical checkups are vital for all of us. Once illnesses are diagnosed early enough, their adverse effects can be greatly averted,” he advised.    

Refractive error is still the common illness identified in most camps conducted with cataract as the main cause in patients above 40 years of age.

UOLTH and Al-Baseer Foundation are non-profit establishments aiming at providing inclusive comprehensive eye care services and reduction of avoidable blindness especially to non-affording patients.

  • UOLTH-Al-Baseer Eye Care Project benefits 4,000 +
  • UOLTH-Al-Baseer Eye Care Project benefits 4,000 +
  • UOLTH-Al-Baseer Eye Care Project benefits 4,000 +
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