The Importance of Screening Camps | #2030InSight

1. Visual Acuity Test

A visual acuity test uses an eye chart to measure how well you can see letters or symbols from a distance. While the developed world uses letters, in the developing world, screening camps rely on symbols as many who arrive at the screening camp are not literate enough to read letters. The visual acuity test determines if the patient has clear vision, or if their eyes show signs of impairment.

2. Eye Examination

Following the vision test, an ophthalmologist or an Ophthalmic Assistant will conduct a comprehensive eye examination, and understand the reason for the patient’s visual impairment. The patient will have their eyes checked for issues such as cataracts. If the patient is suffering from cataracts, they will be invited for free surgery at a Tej Kohli and Ruit Foundation microsurgical camp.

3. Counseling

Many times, when the screening team identifies a patient living with cataracts, despite offering free surgery, patients are hesitant due to fear of the operation. During such instances, a team member of the Tej Kohli and Ruit Foundation will discuss the importance and the simplicity of the procedure with the patient, assuring them that the second chance to sight will be beneficial not only to the patient, but to their family as well.

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Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation

Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation

The Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation is advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goal to end poverty everywhere by making grassroots interventions to cure blindness.