problem is very common in Bangladesh. The people of Chittagong Hill
Tracts are more vulnerable. IDF initated this component through eye
camps in collaboration with Lions Club in Bandarban in 2002. The cost
of surgery for referral cases were shared jointly by IDF and Lions Club.
The component was undertaken as project by IDF in 2004 with the assistance
of Helen Keller International (HKI).
To raise awareness on eye care and blindness among the common poor people
of the remort areas of CHT, Chittagong and Cox's Bazar
• To provide primary diagnosis, treatment and referral support.
• To provide medical services at nominal cost to the poor.
• To prevent eye diseases from maiden period and provide services
at the grass- root level.