Regular eye clinics and camps are held in different areas to benefit the under-privilaged. Clinics mainly concentrate on refractive errors. Camps are specialized clinics that concentrate on a particular disease, like diabetic retinopathy. Doctors and para medical staff of the R.P.Center AIIMS conduct the medical procedures.
Before holding a clinic or and eye camp SSMI conducts a survey of an area. On the basis of the survey, SSMI identifies twenty volunteers from amongst the residents where the camp is held. The volunteers are given training by the para-medical staff of AIIMS. Volunteers have two responsibilities. 1. To provide post-operative to patients who return after operation, for example after cataract operation and 2. To ensure that the persons requiring treatment attend the clinic/camp. For example, when a camp is held for diabetic retinopathy, volunteers ensure that the diabetics (those having sugar as it is locally known) attend the camp.Read More