The Eye Care Unit was started on 27.02.1995 with the support of CBM, to give vision to the cataract affected old people, by implanting intraocular lens. We conduct free eye camps once a week, mostly in big villages covering 5 districts (i.e.) Madurai, Dindigul, Theni, Ramnad and Sivagangai with the permission of State Government and concerned District Blindness Control Society.
Eye camps are conducted with the help of local NGO’s and local heads. Door to door survey, issuing notices, pasting wall posters and mike announcements are done prior to the camp. Follow up of cataract surgery patients are done by the Ophthalmic Technicians in the respective camp spots itself. Other activities like awareness programme for the public regarding care of the eyes and the need for cataract surgery and specially to the Self Help Groups regarding the importance of Eye Donation. Every year we celebrate the world sight Day by conducting rallies, School Health Programme etc.
The eye care unit of Damien Leprosy Control Centre was launched in the year 1995 for giving vision to the visionless aged people through cataract surgeries to the rural population. It was the felt need of the elderly people of the rural population.