The Faculty of Medicine, Diponegoro University (FK Undip) in collaboration with the Alumni Association of Faculty of Medicine Undip (IKA MEDICA), Diponegoro National Hospital (RSND), and the Central Java branch of the Association of Ophthalmologists (PERDAMI) held a community service on cataract surgery on Saturday, August 27, 2022 which took place at the Diponegoro National Hospital (RSND).
The activity, which was held in the framework of the 61st Anniversary of FK Undip, aims to help reduce the number of visual disturbances and blindness, especially due to cataracts. “Cataract is the number one cause of visual impairment and blindness in the world, Indonesia and Central Java. The blindness rate in Central Java is 2.7% and cataract is 73.8%, so cross-sectoral and cross-program collaboration is needed to deal with these problems. Therefore, we carry out this free cataract surgery program.” said dr. Andhika Guna Dharma, Sp.M(K), FICS as one of the cataract surgery doctors team.
The team of doctors who joined in this activity were dr. Andhika Guna Dharma, Sp.M(K)., FICS., Dr. dr. Trilaksana Nugroho, M.Kes, FISCM, Sp.M(K)., Dr. dr. Fifin L Rahmi, MS, Sp.M(K)., dr. Arief Wildan, M.Si.Med, Sp.M(K)., dr. Maharani, Sp.M(K)., dr. Riski Prihatningtias, Sp.M(K)., dr. Arnila Novitasari, Sp.M(K)., dr. Puspita Kusuma Dewi, Sp.M., dr. Riskha Pangestika, Sp.M., and dr. Disti Hardiyanti, Sp.M. The doctors team was assisted by a young member of the Central Java branch of PERDAMI who is also a PPDS student of the Ophthalmology Study Program, FK Undip.
In addition, as many as 10 patients registered for this cataract surgery community service activity. They came from the city of Semarang and outside the city of Semarang, including Demak, Kudus, Salatiga, and Kendal.
By holding this cataract surgery community service activity, it proves that FK Undip cares about the surrounding community, because they have the same right to be able to see so that the level of public eye health becomes even better.
“The hope is that it can help reduce the number of visual disturbances and blindness due to cataracts in Central Java. Furthermore, this activity will be carried out routinely with cross-program and cross-sectoral collaboration which is expected to improve the eye health of the community.” said dr. Andhika Guna Dharma, Sp.M(K), FICS., who currently also serves as Operations Manager of the Diponegoro National Hospital (RSND).
The 61st Anniversary of FK Undip raised the theme “Together Weaving Hope to Build a Generation of Nation that Cares and Excels”. The cataract surgery community service activity became one of a series of activities to commemorate the 61st Anniversary of FK Undip.