Bosco Reach Out conducted five free eye camps in three districts of Kamrup Rural, Goalpara and Morigaon under the project ‘Reduction of avoidable blindness among children and youth through comprehensive eye care programme in Assam’ funded by Don Bosco Mission Bonn Germany. Doctors from the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology Guwahati assisted in conducting the eye camps and cataract operations in Kamrup Rural and Morgaon district. Doctors from Civil Hospital Goalpara helped in the Goalpara district. In all the five eye camps, 979 patients received eye treatment. Out of the total patients, 128 patients have been identified for cataract surgery and of which 67 patients received successful cataract surgery. The Optometrists conducted the correction of vision changes for 281 patients, and all of them received free spectacles.
The patients are satisfied with the free eye care camp, free eye-related problem treatment, free transport to and fro during their cataract surgery at the hospital, and for receiving free spectacles. They are grateful and request such service again in their rural areas.