The first in a series of eye camps, jointly conducted by Sankara Nethralaya’s teleophthalmology department and the Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL), was held at the government primary school at Manali on Saturday, June 20, 2009.
There was an overwhelming response by residents for the comprehensive eye screening conducted at the camp.
About 305 patients were screened for various eye disorders, including cataract. Fourteen patients were brought to Sankara Nethralaya, where a free-of-cost surgery with intraocular lens implantation, was performed on them.
Nearly 21 teleconsultations, with specialists at Sankara Nethralaya, were conducted at the mobile rural teleophthalmology van through satellite connectivity (VSAT) with the help of the Indian Space Research Organisation.