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TRIBAL EYECARE PROJECT VVRCWA – DRUSTI EYE HOSPITAL & AP RIGHT TO SIGHT SOCIETY (DFID 2007 – 2010 ) AREA OF OPERATION : 3 Inaccessible Tribal Mandals Chintapalli,

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1 TRIBAL EYECARE PROJECT VVRCWA – DRUSTI EYE HOSPITAL & AP RIGHT TO SIGHT SOCIETY (DFID 2007 – 2010 ) AREA OF OPERATION : 3 Inaccessible Tribal Mandals Chintapalli, G.K.Veedhi, Koyyuru Mandals of Paderu Tribal Division of Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh State In India. Tribal people live in small settlements in the densely forest region with hilly terrain with poor transport facilities. The people are illiterate, practice native medicines. cultural beliefs like doing rituals / poojas under guidance of village godman sacrifice animals for ailments TRIBAL GROUPS : Bhagat Valmiki, Kondhu, Kondadora and live on forest produce, coffee plantation agriculture. NEEDLESS AVOIDABLE BLINDNESS: Corneal ulcers cataract (Smile / Congenital/ Refractive Errors Children are becoming amblyopic due to untreated congenital cataract / uncorrected refractive errors.

2  COMPREHENSIVE EYE CARE CAMPS, SCHOOL SCREENING : Consultation with officials of Integrated Tribal Developments Agency (ITDA) with participation of local tribal communities. Peoples representatives, tribal community leaders. ( Eye Care Is Every Ones Business) CAMP VENUE : Main sandy village surrounded by cluster of small habitations community hall, school, anganwadi centre. Sandy day when tribal people on hill tops gather to purchase commodities. SQUARE TYPE ARRANGEMENTS: Registration – V/A, Refraction Slit Lamp, Examination – Direct Ophthalmoscope copy – Dispensing Medicine - ExIt. METHODS PLANNING : Wide publicity Given 2 To 3 Days. Prior to Camp. Pre Camp Awareness. Meeting, on day to Camp on Eye Health, Nutrition, Modern Medicine for Eye Aliments, Social Stigmas, Superstition. PRE -CAMP PUBLICITY :

3  CAMPS AT A GLANCE : FROM 5/2008 TO 3/2010 Good at work,,can read news papers OUT COME  REFRACTIVE ERRORS :  TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE EYE CARE CAMPS: 77  TRIBAL WELFARE SCHOOL SCREENED : 28  OUT PATIENTS TREATED :  SPECTACLES ISSUED: 5257  CONTARACT DONE: 288  REFERRALS: 28 Good at Studies  CHILDREN WITH REFRACTIVE ERRORS : Better Relief From Pains No Loss Of Vision.  EYE INFECTION : No Escort, Tare Care Of House.  CONGEITAL CATARACT : No Escort And Independent Living.  CATARACT IN ELDERLY : To Achieve Goals of Vision 2020, Active Eye Care Interventions are Still Needed is Accessible Areas Stong Need for Establishment of Vision Centre At Chintapalli Mandal of Paderu Tribal Hills Division of Visakhapatnam District of Andhra pradesh State Of India.  CONCLUSION :

4 THANK YOU VISION 2020


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