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Mobile Teleophthalmology Camp Routine work During Covid 19

In the teleophthalmology camp the “social worker-planning “ will guide the sponsors on adequate publicity (thandora, handbills, banners, auto announcements, posters, cable TV, cinema slides, wall writing etc) about the camp to the surrounding community. The “social worker-planning” will visit the campsite one week before the scheduled date to oversee the arrangements and to discuss with the sponsor the strategies to ensure smooth functioning of the eye camp. On the day of the camp and a day earlier, the social worker will visit the designated villages and conduct a door- to-door enumeration

Teleophthalmology - workflow
Patient Registration
Patient Registration: Patient's details like name, age and address will be recorded in the Electronic Medical Records. Camp patients are then given identity cards. The second level of detailed eye examination includes noting the patient details in the Electronic Medical Records with the help of Laptops at the camp site Auto refraction
Vision Check
Auto refraction: It refers to examining the eye in order to determine whether spectacle is necessary or not. A social worker from Sankara Nethralaya carries out the process by clicking the button
Vision Check: Patients who are registered undergoes a comprehensive eye screening by the Sankara Nethralaya optometrists. Vision charts such as the Snellen and E type charts are used for screening Out Reach Camp
Slit Lamp Examination
Refraction: It refers to examining the eye by placing correct power to ensure that the patients vision is clear with glasses.
Intra Ocular Pressure
Slit Lamp Examination: The slit lamp is a microscope with a light attached that allows examining the eye under high magnification to examine the anterior segment of the eye and to grade the cataract in patients and intra ocular pressure(IOP) also be checked needed patients.
Intra Ocular Pressure
Fundus Camera: The fundus camera (Non Medriatic Fundus camera) which is also used in camp places to find retinal pathology like diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa and other retinal conditions. Dilation will be done for some patients with poor retinal image.
Teleconsultation forms the next level of examination where our ophthalmologist from the central hub holds a teleconsultation with patients at the campsite.

Central Hub - Procedure
The selected patients have their slit lamp anterior segment and non-mydriatic fundus photos taken. Patients who subsequently have findings in the fundus are dilated and photographs are taken again. Patients who have squint or other extra ocular problems are also photographed. Telecommunication between rural camp and Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai is achieved by DATA connection with the help of modem.
Central Hub - Procedure
A senior ophthalmologist at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai examines the images received and comes to a provisional diagnosis. An anterior segment video may be requested in special situations. Demonstration of extra procedures like eye movements may also be requested. The ophthalmologist maintains electronic medical records of all the patients, segregates interesting cases, maintains a file for discussion with peers or seniors, and is involved in the training of fellow ophthalmologists, paramedical ophthalmic assistants, and nursing staff in rural and semi-urban areas. During the course of the teleconsultation, the ophthalmologist counsels the patient about familial eye diseases and preventive aspects of eye care.

Types of Eye Camps

Comprehensive eye examination camps

A comprehensive eye examination is a battery of tests performed by a Optometrist assessing vision and the ability to focus on and discern objects, as well as other tests and examinations pertaining to the eyes and hence potentially treatable blinding eyes diseases are identified & treated accordingly. We also conduct eye camps which are organized by corporate as part of their corporate social responsibility initiative for residents living in and around the area where the company is based.

Diabetic Retinopathy examination camps

80% of the diabetics are affected by diabetic retinopathy and hence DRP camps are a boon to the villagers, where all diabetic prone patients undergo intensive screening and complete dilated eye examination. Research says that, 90% of this disease can be easily avoided if monitored regularly.

Eye screening camps for school children

Every child of the selected schools is thoroughly screened and those who require an intensive eye examination are referred to the Base hospital for further evaluation. Teachers are also trained to d

Rural Mobile Teleophthalmology units in four States of India showing the districts covered
ISRO mobile unit
ISRO mobile unit, Tamil Nadu
Inaugurated - October 10, 2003
Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
WDF mobile unit
WDF mobile unit, Karnataka
Inaugurated - October 7, 2005
Spectacle dispensing van
Spectacle dispensing van
Indias first spectacle dispensing van
Indias first spectacle dispensing van, Belur, Karnataka, Inaugurated- June 7, 2006
MSSRF mobile unit
MSSRF mobile unit, Tamil Nadu Inaugurated - April 24, 2007
Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
MSSRF mobile unit
MSSRF mobile unit at Tamil Nadu Inaugurated April 24, 2007
Vidarbha mobile unit
Vidarbha mobile unit, Maharashtra
Inaugurated- October 7, 2007
Vidarbha mobile unit at Maharashtra
Vidarbha mobile unit at Maharashtra
West Bengal
West Bengal
Eye awareness programs
Comprehensive eye examination in rural areas at patients door step and dispense spectacles at nominal cost
We provide free cataract surgery inclusive of food and accommodation.
Sankara Nethralaya has been conducting glass appointment camps and post operative camps for operated patients along with various other NGO’s.


The rural people do not have access to an eye check up. The best treatment is often out of reach to the common man purely for economic reasons. We provide FREE surgery, for various ocular conditions, postoperative care; boarding and spectacles based on the eligibility criteria for free patients.

Additional Information:

Quality Spectacles will be sold at nominal cost.
Medicines are distributed free-of-cost subject to availability of stocks
Patients earning less than Rs. 7,000 p/m are eligible for free surgery with income certificate and ration card.
Donations to MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION are exempt under section 80G of the Income Tax Act.
A board displaying the sponsor’s name prominently will be put up at the camp site.
The camp day statistics report and photos of the camp will be sent to the sponsor.

For Further information on Tele-ophthalmology, please contact

Project Officer

Phone No: 91-44-42271927 (Dir), 28271616 Extn: 1927

Technical Coordinator

Phone No:42271927 (Dir), 28271616 Extn : 1927

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