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  • Thinking ahead P haco.in E very E Camp ye Dr. Sandip Saha. M (AIIM .D S) F ellow – Vitreo R etina (M edical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai) Consulant Raniganj L ions M M J E H ye ospital
  • Couching in Nigeria: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Visual Acuity Outcomes Authors: Gilbert, C.E.1; Murthy, G.V.S.1; Sivasubramaniam, S.1; Kyari, F.2; Imam, A.3; Rabiu, M.M.2; Abdull, M.4; Tafida, A.5 Couching is still widely practiced in Nigeria and visual outcomes are very poor. The population needs to be made aware of the risks associated with the procedure, and services for high quality, affordable cataract surgery need to be expanded, particularly in rural areas and in the north of the country. Ophthalmic Epidemiology, Volume 17, Number 5, October 2010, pp. 269-275(7)
  • Community A group of people having a religion, race or profession common A group of people living together in one place, specially one practicing common ownership
  • Community Service Unpaid work, intended to be of social use, that an offender is required to do instead of going to prison ! ! ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Attitude of Community Service • Perfection is not the aim • Best service is not the goal • Total Count is more important than result Consequence ? “Good Enough” !!!
  • Let’s think in other way
  • No charity We want parity
  • Surgery Time: A Surgeon’s factor Arrangements: Many brands of Phaco are portable Cost of Surgery • Depreciating value of machines • Low cost Foldable IOLs are available • Govt. grants. Why don’t we request for higher amount of donations ? ?
  • RANIGANJ LIONS MJM EYE HOSPITAL RANIGANJ