The main cause of blindness in Pakistan
and Worldwide is cataract. As a rough
estimate approximately 2300 operations
are required to be performed per million
per year., where as in Pakistan 1100 operations
are being conducted, which are not even
half of the required ratio.
Despite the odds of inaccessible cost,
poor quality eye care/services and lack
of awareness due to weak education standards
of the population, ACCO had taken it as
a chanllenge and adopted a unique strategy
of carrying out screening of the patients
for cataract in far -flung area. Following
procedure has been streamlined:-
Camps are being established
in far flung area where normal transport
and NGOs do not visit.
More serious patients/ requiring surgery
are brought back to Rawalpindi. Al-Shifa
Trust Eye Hospital for treatment. Mormally
the patients are sent home within 24 hours
The complete process is totally free
of cost for poor/deserving cases. However
nominal administrative charges are charged
from Zakat patients.
Since awareness is the weakest point of
the general public there is therefore a
dire need that publicity be done at gross
root level to educate not only the children
but their parents also. Following actions
have been planned/being dones:-
Moive being screened on the spot.
Lecture by the Dr. to general to public.
Leaflets giving detailed instructions.
Training of BHHU and RHC staff
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Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospitals
of patients treated in Al-Shifa since inception 4,753,437(Last
Updated on May 04, 2008)