Sponsor a cataract surgery for a poor person with no access to eye care, INR 1500
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Overview

Dr Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital is considered to be one of the best Eye /ENT care providers in North India today. They are thankful to their donors in partnering their cause and giving sight/hearing to thousands of less privileged people.

The Basics

Cataract is a condition characterized by clouding of the lens of the eye. It usually affects both eyes, but almost one eye is affected earlier than the other. With progressing age, proteins in the lens begin to break down and the lens becomes cloudy. Due to the opacity, the light is blocked and scattered, and therefore the image that appears is blurred. As the cataract develops, it becomes harder for a person to see. If left untreated, the person becomes totally blind. Cataracts are most often related to the aging process and found in older people, but they are also occasionally found in younger people. Some children are born with cataracts or develop it during childhood (congenital/juvenile cataract). A cataract may also develop after eye injury (traumatic cataract), exposure to radiation (radiation cataract), inflammation, and some other eye diseases (secondary cataract).

Statistics

• 55 – Age at which cataracts usually develops
• 65 – More than a quarter of all Indians at this age have a cataract

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Camp 300.00
Transport 250.00
Consumables 650.00
Food/stay for 2 days 300.00
Unit Price 1500
Quantity
Total 1500
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Ramu
Ramu lived in rural Alwar, Rajasthan. This mans dream was modest - to be productive and happy in his old age. Taking the cattle out for grazing, playing with his grandchildren and safeguarding his sons crops used to be impossible, due to his visual impairment.
Under SCEH Community Outreach Programme our team visited the camp in Alwar and screened Ramu, who had cataract in his left eye. He was then brought to the base hospital, his fitness tests were conducted, and on finding him fit for surgery, he was operated and the cataract removed. Next day, after doing a follow-up examination of the eye he was transported back to his village.
Now, after his cataract surgery, he can do all those things he wanted to do, graze the cattle and play with his grandchildren; and once again live with dignity.

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