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Free eye surgery kindles hope

Bashundhara Eye Hospital stands by 48 poor patients

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 12 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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Free eye surgery kindles hope
Eye patients take a rest after surgery while doctors examine the eyes of them at Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute in the capital’s Bashundhara Residential Area on Thursday. —SUN photo

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Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute, an ophthalmic venture of the country's largest business conglomerate Bashundhara Group, performed eye surgery on 48 insolvent and helpless patients free of cost in order to restore their vision.

A total of 37 male and 11 female patients from Brahmanbaria Sadar Upazila underwent the surgeries at the hospital at Bashundhara Residential Area in the capital on Thursday.

Around 600 poor patients  were examined by the doctors of Bashundhara Eye Hospital in an eye camp held at Rezaur Rahman Bhuiyan Arsheda Khatun Medical Centre and Eye Clinic in Brahmanbaria. Of them, 120 patients were selected for various kinds of surgery.

In the first phage, 41 patients have received cataract surgeries, three DCR and four pterygium while remaining patients will avail themselves of the opportunity in the future.  

Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute, Vision Care Foundation and Prof Mahbub Ahmed Foundation jointly conducted the surgeries.

Led by Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute Director Prof Saleh Ahmed, the operations were done by Prof Moutushi Islam and Dr Rubina Akter.

Earlier on June 16, a total of 54 patients hailing from Chapainawabganj received surgery for free.

Bashundhara Eye Hospital has so far provided operations to around 1,500 insolvent, elderly and helpless people free of charge.