|Title ID||9246||Collection ID||1123|
|Date||1973; November 1984|
|Keywords||Buildings Charities Children Communities Disabled Persons Education Health Services Hospitals Men Rural Areas Social Class Villages|
|Format||16mm Colour Sound|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This colour documentary film shows the work of eye-camps set up in the rural Indian community of Bhimavaram, run by the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind and several Indian and British Rotary Clubs. The film has scenes of surgical procedures and treatments being administered to patients. This film is an edited version of AID_9243 - A gift of Sight, with new colour titles.
The film shows patients standing in line outside the unit waiting to be seen at the centre are followed by shots of an operating theatre being prepared to accept patients for cataract surgery. The film includes shots of a surgical procedure to remove cataracts from a patients eyes and patients in an open recovery ward receiving treatment for an eye infection.
This film is a shortened/edited version of TID: 9243 - A gift of Sight with new colour titles and graphics. The film titles are in several languages - French, Urdu (?) and English.