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Volume : 7, Issue : 3, Year : 2021
Article Page : 579-582
Aim: To assess the effectiveness of rural camps held under DBCS (District Blindness Control Programme) & compare the results of cataract surgery at base hospital cases.
Materials and Methods: It is a retrospective observational study, medical records of patients operated for cataract in camp & patients operated in base hospital are analyzed.
In our hospital outpatient department, we saw 2,08,716 patients from 2010-2019 and 7796 underwent cataract surgery. Under DBCS we conducted 262 camps from 2010-2019 & 4611 underwent cataract surgery.
Results: A total of 27,524 patients got screened in 262 rural camps and 4671 underwent small incision cataract surgery at the base hospital after detailed clinical examination and IOL (intraocular lens) power calculation for each patient. Among 2,08,716 outpatients at the base hospital, 7796 underwent cataract surgery. The rate of intraoperative complications in the base hospital was 0.885% whereas in camp cases 1.94%.IOL implantation is done in 100?ses in base hospital surgeries and 0.064%patients left aphakic among rural camps.
Conclusion: Screening at outreach camps and surgeries at the base hospital can have excellent results. Mass surgeries in camps following standard protocol can have the least number of complications.
Keywords: Cataract surgery, Base hospital, Camp, Primary health center, Outreach NPCB, DBCS.
How to cite : Gajapati C G, Patil S H, Desai A, Efficacy of rural camps in achieving vision 2020: Our contribution. Indian J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2021;7(3):579-582
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