Restore the sight project 2019 in Kotli Azad Kashmir
Free consultation, patient screening and then Cataract surgery on ongoing basis. Approximately 30 plus deserving patients are getting free surgery every other weekend
To maintain clarity , transparency and strict governance we are using Patient declaration and registration forms where under strict screening only poor/needy patients who are eligible for Zakat are benefitting from this free project.
We have full records & contact details of all patients maintaining all confidentiality guidelines and will be available for audit purposes.
This will be ongoing project in Sha Allah with continuous support from you all & our donors to serve the humanity.
Dr Shakil Malik along with APPS UK Foundation are very grateful to all donors, Chair APPS UK F AJK Chapter Mr Muhammad Malik Butt for continuous support
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Cataract surgery is a procedure to remove the lens of your eye and, in most cases, replace it with an artificial lens. Normally, the lens of your eye is clear. A cataract causes the lens to become cloudy, which eventually affects your vision.
Cataract surgery is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis, which means you don’t have to stay in the hospital after the surgery. Cataract surgery is very common and is generally a safe procedure.
Cataract surgery is performed to treat cataracts. Cataracts can cause blurry vision and increase the glare from lights. If a cataract makes it difficult for you to carry out your normal activities, your doctor may suggest cataract surgery.
When a cataract interferes with the treatment of another eye problem, cataract surgery may be recommended. For example, doctors may recommend cataract surgery if a cataract makes it difficult for your eye doctor to examine the back of your eye to monitor or treat other eye problems, such as age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy.
In most cases, waiting to have cataract surgery won’t harm your eye, so you have time to consider your options. If your vision is still quite good, you may not need cataract surgery for many years, if ever.
When considering cataract surgery, keep these questions in mind:
Complications after cataract surgery are uncommon, and most can be treated successfully.
Cataract surgery risks include:
Your risk of complications is greater if you have another eye disease or a serious medical condition. Occasionally, cataract surgery fails to improve vision because of underlying eye damage from other conditions, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration. If possible, it may be beneficial to evaluate and treat other eye problems before making the decision to have cataract surgery.
You may be instructed not to eat or drink anything 12 hours before cataract surgery. Your doctor may also advise you to temporarily stop taking any medication that could increase your risk of bleeding during the procedure. Let your doctor know if you take any medications for prostate problems, as some of these drugs can interfere with cataract surgery.
Antibiotic eyedrops may be prescribed for use one or two days before the surgery.
More information on MayoClinic
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Dr Shakil Malik
APPS UK Foundation Team