400 patients visit eye, ear camp in Bhojpur

Bhojpur, December 13

A three-day free eye and ear camp in Bhojpur has been drawing huge number of patients.

According to Eye and Ear Treatment Centre in Taksar, Bhojpur, as many as 400 eye patients and 100 ear patients were treated in two days since the camp started on December 11.

The camp was organised by Nepal Netra Jyoti Association Eye and Ear Treatment Centre Bhojpur with the technical assistance of Biratnagar Eye Hospital.

Some 57 eye patients are said to have undergone surgery in the camp till yesterday. According to Eye Hospital Bhojpur, mostly children are found suffering from eye problems these days, which is often attributed to the excessive use of mobile and the Internet use.

“Besides children, eye problems have been seen in large number of people even in rural areas, where there is very little awareness on safety of eyes,” said Dr Bijaya Tamang. According to data with the eye hospital, some 2187, 2386 and 2527 eye patients visited the hospital in fiscal 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19, respectively.

Most of the patients were elderly and children.