Aims: To evaluate postoperative vision-outcomes and demography of cataract from different outreach camp conducted in northeastern part of India.
Materials and Methods: The cases were selected from 31 different outreach camps conducted in northeast India mainly in Manipur and adjoining states between 2013 and 2015. Total of 11240 patients was screened and cataract was detected in 2182 patient. 41% were Male while female constitute 59% and most of them were between 60-70 years and surgery was done at the Base hospital. Majority (60%) of the patients underwent SICS and in remaining 39% was phacoemulsification performed.
Results: The final best corrected visual acuity of 6/6 was achieved in (63.9%) and visual acuity between 6/12 to 6/18 in 629 (28.8%) cases, 6/24 to 6/36 in 150 (6.8%) and
Conclusion: The overall visual outcome was excellent with a very low rate of complication. SICS remain the procedure of choice for cataract surgery for such remote areas with limited facilities. Multiple outreach camp is the need of the hour to reduce visual handicap and improve quality of life in this regions.
Cataract, Eye camp, Phacoemulsification, Outreach, Visual acuity.