Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital and Research Centre
Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital and Research Centre
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IGEHRC, Eye Screening Camps

At present, IGEHRC holds nine camps every week through the two IGEHRC hospitals in Lucknow and Amethi. The modus operandi for each camp is clearly established:

  • A local community worker/non governmental organisation or community based organisation with credentials for community work is identified as the camp sponsor. This person/organisation is responsible for publicity/promotion of the camp – through word of mouth, poster/banners, loudspeakers, volunteers - to nearby villages and remote areas to ensure that the community is informed of the date and venue of the camp. The space, furniture, and basic organisation are also the responsibility of the sponsor.
  • IGEHRC sends 10 personnel for each camp including a doctor, paramedical and administrative staff who are aided by the local volunteers.
  • The patient flow followed at each camp is: patient registration, preliminary vision testing, preliminary diagnostic examination, intraocular pressure and tear duct function test, refraction, final examination by the doctor, and patient counselling and admission of people who need further attention.
  • Transportation of the admitted patients to either IGEHRC Lucknow or Amethi in the hospital vehicle for treatment
  • Treatment at the hospital and transportation of patients back home
  • Review of treated patients at the next camp held at the same location