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Cataract Surgery camp at Maski, lingasaguru taluk Raichur District of Karnataka, India. Some cataract patients faces with other views. Regular mega camps are conducted at Maski during the month of August. Lions club of Maski conducts the camp This is one of the most well organised camps  The operation theater of Dr. Shivasharanappa's Annapurna nursing home is arranged for the camp stopping their surgery work for two days. Food & stay for all are arranged at the Brahmarambha temple choulty. Around 150 to 200 surgeries are conducted every year.
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We use Tata 407 vehicle for transporting eye camp materials to distant places. It is fully loaded with all the materials including a generator, OT Tables, Operating microscopes in wooden boxes, and sundry equipment and medicines in specially designed canvas bags. Sri Krishnappa, the driver is a part of voluntary team and he works with us in other areas in the eye camps and looks after all materials. He brings back all materials and stacks them in proper order at our base hospital. We cannot dream of conducting the camp without his assistance and help. Of course we pay him money for transporting materials but we cannot compensate for his other services.

Surgery for the poor patients of Beggars Colony, Bangalore

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Screening for cataract surgery is done at Nirashritara Parihara Kendra. 17 cataract patients were selected for surgery. Surgery conducted on 21st April 2012. only 14 patients turned up for surgery. The other three refused to come. We will convince them when we go again very soon.  We have picked up only male patients and we will screen female patients shortly. Sevashrama conducts cataract surgery for the poorest of the poor regularly We have conducted around 400 free IOL cataract surgeries till now. It is a regular feature of our cataract surgery work.

Distribution of new and old garments in rural areas

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We distribute sarees and dhoties at the cataract surgery camps when they are available. Some times we purchase, some times we request temple authorities to donate the sarees. We are not fortunate to distribute them in each and every camp. We do collect old materials in good condition and distribute in rural areas around Mysore. Other than sarees and dhotis we distribute all other clothing like bed sheets shirts women garments Etc. We are fortunate to receive help and assistance from Anatha shishu nivas and RK foundation

Distribution of new and old garments in rural areas

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We distribute sarees and dhoties at the cataract surgery camps when they are available. Some times we purchase, some times we request temple authorities to donate the sarees. We are not fortunate to distribute them in each and every camp. We do collect old materials in good condition and distribute in rural areas around Mysore. Other than sarees and dhotis we distribute all other clothing like bed sheets shirts women garments Etc. We are fortunate to receive help and assistance from Anatha shishuvihar and RK foundation
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These are some of the faces of cataract patients at our camp at Yadgir. In some cases you can observe mature cataract and the person is totally cataract blind. Some are bilaterally blind, Just they cannot see anything and has to be helped. They are aged people who need physical support of walking stics. HelpAge India supplies walkers and walking stics.
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Celebration time for Sri Vivekananda Sevashrama on the occasion of 500th Cataract surgery on17th March 2005, birth day of Sri Ramakrishna. The camp was held at Taluk hospital Magadi, Bangalore district, Karnataka. Those days we conducted 30 to 40 surgeries per camp and completion of 500 surgeries was a great occasion. Now things have changed we conduct 300 and odd surgeries in each mega cataract surgery camp. Completed 23,500 surgeries till date. All IOL surgeries are free for the visually impaired due to cataract.