Indore Eye Hospital was started in 1961 by Late Professor G.S.Wagle, Late Dr. J.S.Mahashabde (Awarded Padmashree by Govt. of India), Late Dr. B.K.Joshi, Dr. M.N.Bande, and their philanthropic colleagues to provide high quality eye care to all sections of community specially under privilege rural, tribal and urban slum dwellers at an affordable cost or totally free if needed
Methodology of Work in Outreach Activities
For eye camp the camp sight is selected with the help of local voluntary organization. The publicity is done by posters, pamphlets and through announcement by P.A.(Public Address) system by sending our vehicle in and around the village so that people are aware about the camp. On the day of camp our hospital team goes to the camp site by our mobile eye unit vehicle. After reaching the camp site they conduct screening of the patient and identify the patients who need sight restoring cataract surgery. Other patients suffering from other eye disease or those who need spectacle correction advised report to base hospital for comprehensive eye check-up.
Patient selected for surgery are brought to base hospital by our mobile eye unit. In the hospital their comprehensive eye examination is done and pre-operative investigation are done including checking of blood pressure, urine sugar, and ocular A-Scan biometry to calculate IOL(intra ocular lens) power.
Next day morning patients are given pre-operative medication and are operated with modern microsurgical technique for cataract extraction and IOL implantation. The surgery is done with the same standard and care like the paying patients.
Post-operatively patients are hospitalize for one day and next day first post-operative examination is done and after proper evaluation of post-operative recovery they are sent back to the camp screening site by our mobile eye unit vehicle. They are given the packet of medicine & post-operative instruction sheet for care of their operated eye and they are called back for follow-up examination. After one week and five week of surgery. If the camp is organized at the faraway place than we send our team with our vehicle for follow-up at the camp screening site. After six weeks the patient is provided with post-operative free spectacles. For patient surgery transport, food, medicine, and spectacle all are provided free of cost. Annually we are performing more than 2000 such free surgeries.