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The Rotary Club of Maidenhead has been sponsoring a free Eye Camp at Chachoki village (ancestral home of Rotarian Gurdip Bahra, who had proposed the project to the Club and has travelled to the Punjab, India, to represent the Club every year for the last seven years (since 2010).
Age related cataract is responsible for 48% world blindness, which represents 18 million people according to WHO.
This year over 400 people attended the camp which was held on Saturday 5th November. Screening identified 123 patients who needed cataract surgery, which was carried out over the next seven days. The rest had a free eye test and were given prescription glasses or were treated for minor eye conditions including infections. All patients who had surgery were given free medicines including eye drops and were seen by the ophthalmologist as part of the after care plan.