Awareness campaign to prevent diabetic retinopathy
Kolkata: A diabetic retinopathy screening camp was conducted by Health and Family Welfare department and eye department of Eastern Railway’s B.R. Singh Hospital in collaboration with IROPA (Indian Railway Opthalmic Physicians Association) and ARC/ AIOS (All India Opthalmological Society) at Sonarpur Health Unit on Wednesday.A total of 104 patients were registered in the camp. About 68 diabetic patients were screened at the camp. All screening tests were done, including fundus photography for documentation . About 29 percent of the screened patients were found to be having some form of diabetic retinopathy. They were counselled and all investigation and treatment protocol advised. All patients were told about the disease, prevention and modalities of treatment. This will result to prevent blindness from diabetic retinopathy. Awareness programme was also conducted for prevention of the disease.