A 4 day (26th -29th August 2019) Free Eye Clinic jointly organized by Lunglei District Blindness Control Society (DBCS), Christian Hospital Serkawn and Eye Care Centre Aizawl concluded successfully at Christian Hospital Serkawn today.
The Clinic organized in honour of the 34TH NATIONAL FORTNIGHT ON EYE DONATION had Dr KL Remsanga (Medical Superintendent Rtd) and Dr C Lalduhkimi of Eye Care Centre Aizawl attending to hundreds of patients seeking eye treatment. Apart from eye examinations and treatment, attendees were also educated on the importance of eye donation.
The figures for the Free Eye Clinic are as below:
No of Patients Registered - 535
No of Patients treated - 490
Cataract Surgery - 25
Other Minor Surgery - 2
The National Eye Donation Fortnight is observed every year from 25th August to 8th September. It is a campaign which aims to create mass public awareness about the importance of eye donation and to motivate people to pledge their eyes for donation after death. The state of Mizoram has made a concerted effort to realize the objectives of the National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB). Mizoram Eye Bank was set up at Civil Hospital Aizawl on 31st July, 2008 and since then, 6894 people have undertaken a pledge to donate their eyes. 763 people have donated their eyes at the Mizoram Eye Bank, with the Civil Hospital Aizawl successfully conducting 87 Corneal Transplant till date. The renowned Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati has also successfully conducted 355 transplants with cornea donated at Mizoram Eye Bank.