It’s been busy two years with several projects in the north and east of Srilanka.
Batticaloa July 2013: we carried out our cataract and oculoplastic camp at the Batticaloa district general hospital in July 2013. Our project started in 2002 and after having done Cataract surgical missions in Jaffna, Vauuniya, Moolai and Manipai this was our first such camp in the Eastern Srilanka. This project was done in collaboration with the local surgeons where we did 110 cataract operations and 17 oculoplastic cases. With this we have so far done nearly 2000 free cataract operations in the North and East of Srilanka since 2002.
Kandy April 2014 Vitreo retinal surgical camp. We did a vitreo retinal surgical camp at Kandy teaching hospital at request of the local surgeons. This camp was attended by Eye surgeon and nurses from Jaffna, they also brought several patients from Jaffna. As part of this project we did a lot of surgical teaching and in afternoon educational lectures were given as well. These lectures were attended by local trainees and surgeons from Colombo and the surrounding areas of Kandy as well. We saw about 50 medical and surgical retina cases and gave management plans and demonstrated surgical and Laser techniques as well.
Jaffna eye camp June 2014. The cataract project was done in Jaffna where 60 very poor patients received cataract surgery.This project was done in collaboration with Dr. Chandrakumar, Consultant Eye surgeon, Jaffna.
Moolai hospital cataract project. This project was done with the help of Dr.Kugathasan. Another project is planned towards the end of August this year to do eye screening in Nuwaraeliya with the help of donation from MIOT. This project will be done with the collaboration of Local eye surgeons at Nuwaraelia.