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Siliguri Greater Lions Eye Hospital conducts regularly Eye Screening camp for the underprivileged to reach the unreached to eliminate avoidable blindness in North Bengal, besides the eye screening camps we also organize specialise camps like DR, School screening, Tea Garden workers, workers in the hazardous environment etc. In collaboration with local NGOs local club, camp partners, we conduct these screening camps at city area, peripheral suburban and rural areas. Surgeries are performed free of cost or at subsidized cost at the base hospital.


Inferences 2019-20


Eye screening camp conducted


Person intercepted through various networks and screened under the camps


Number of rural eye health heroes trained & placed back into the community


Spectacles distributed to the needy and marginalized

RSBY & Swasthya Sathi:

We have having Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY) ( empanelment & Swasthya Sathi empanelment and RSBY & Swasthya Sathi cardholders are getting medical benefits from us. Those who are willing to Organize / Sponsor free (Cataract / Eye Screening) Camp can contact at 9733344471/9733300990 or mail to

Following are the requirements before you plan to conduct a camp at your locality:


Request Letter addressed to CEO, Siliguri Greater Lions Eye Hospital, with subject requesting for a free Eye Screening camp

Required details in your request letter:

  • Date and place (Camp location).

  • Type of the camp (Cataract, Screening camp, diabetic screening camp, combined camp, etc).

  • Approximate no. of patients' footfall.

  • Timings of the Camp.

Comprehensive Eye Screening Camps:

The clinical team examines all patients for eye problems. Refraction is also done in the camp and eyeglasses are offered at affordable prices. People who need cataract surgery are counseled and transported to the base hospital. No surgery is performed at the camp.

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Camps:

Diabetic retinopathy screening camps are often held in conjunction with diabetologists or through Tele-ophthalmology Van, and include a large community education component. Because screening people for this disease requires special medical expertise, DR screening camps are specialized exclusively in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. Patients detected with DR are referred to the hospital for adequate treatment.


Pediatric Screening Eye Camps:


There are two types of screening programs conducted for children – one through primary and secondary school teachers for age-group of 6-16 and another through ICDS teachers for preverbal age group 0-5.


Eye Screening Camps in Schools :


Eye screening camps in Schools are conducted through teachers who are trained by SGLEH to detect primary eye care problems. The children identified with ocular problems or disorders are referred to the hospital for detailed investigation. The local schools comprising of government (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan), Private schools, Higher Secondary Schools and primary schools are covered under this program. The Schools screening program is supported by Lions Club International “Sight for Kids” program and ORBIS International. Wherein children needing glasses are provided free of cost and subsidy is provided for surgical cases.


Eye Screening Camps for Preverbal Age Group 0-5 :


Identifying eye problems in pre-verbal children require special skills. SGLEH conducts training programs of ICDS workers on 10 major signs and symptoms of child eye problems. The identified cases are referred to an eye camp where the medical team from SGLEH further examines the cases and if required send them to SGLEH. This program is supported by the Pediatric Cataract Initiative of LCIF and Bausch & Lomb.


Eye Screening through Tele-Ophthalmology:

SGLEH is the only eye hospital in North Bengal to have a dedicated Tele-Ophthalmology unit. The Tele-ophthalmology mobile van is equipped with advanced diagnostic equipment to detect retinal problems. The technician sends the retina images from campsite to the Retina Surgeon at SGLEH, who then screens the images and send his recommendations back to the patients. If the patient requires medicine or further investigation s/he is advised to visit the hospital. The Project is supported by Lions Clubs of International Foundation.

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