Sankara Nethralaya, supported by our well wisher and philanthropist Shri S K Modi (M/s Bellary Iron Ores Pvt Ltd, Vibhutigudda Mines Pvt Ltd) have organized a Cataract Screening & Surgical Camp in Bellary, Karnataka from 25th Feb 09 to 1st Mar 09.
Our teams of doctors led by Dr Rashmin Gandhi, Dr Sandeep Mark Thirumalai, Dr P S Rajesh, Dr Bipasha Mukherjee, Dr G V Sailendar (Anaesthetist) & Dr Samaresh Srivastava have actively participated in the programme.
They were supported by the following team of paramedical staff including Mr Prakash (Optometrist) Mrs Uma Maheswari (Scrub Nurse), Ms Nithya (Scrub Nurse), Mr D Venkatesan (OT Asst.) & Mr Emperuman (OT Asst.)
Our SN Bangalore Teleophthalmology team was also supported them in screening and dispensing of spectacles at designated venues identified by the sponsor.
The surgeries were performed at Jindal Sanjeevani Hospital, Toranagallu, Bellary.
The team screened about 1500 patients. Around 450 patients were identified for Cataract Surgery, out of which 262 surgeries were performed. Glasses have been issued to 505 patients.