Sankara Eye Foundation units across India are recognized as one of the premier providers of eye care in the country. The vision of Sankara was born from the need to provide quality eye care to everyone, regardless of socio-economic, religious, linguistic and geographical backgrounds.
Blindness is a major public health problem in India. The sobering statistics are a clear illustration of the vicious cycle of poverty & disability. Generally without an income, persons with disabilities are amongst the poorest members of the society; poverty also deprives them of access to healthcare. While cataract can be treated with an expensive, simple operation, some evidence suggested that lack of money (affordability) is a major barrier to uptake of cataract surgery among poorer and economically disadvantaged sections of the society.
How It Works
• On the day of the camp, those who have been identified by the team will be brought to the base hospital on the same day for advance treatment or surgery.
• On the first day, lab investigations will be conducted.
• The surgery will take place on the second day.
• On the third day after the surgery, the patient is observed, and offered proper guidance on post operation cares.
• Finally, the patients will be dropped back to their respective villages.
• 3 days – Period of time during which patients will stay at the hospital
• 1 month – Duration of time required for arranging the camps
• 25% – Percentage of the world’s population of blind people which is in India
• 60% – Percentage of people who turn blind due to cataract
• 250 km. – Distance between hospital and people’s homes in each unit Coimbatore, Bangalore, Shimoga, Guntur, and Anand
• 2 million – Annual incidence of blind patients due to cataract
• 12 million – Number of people in India who have a potentially blinding eye disease
• 40 million – Cataract is the cause of blindness for half of this number of blind people worldwide
|Donation Option||Break-up cost in INR|
|Cost of surgery||1720.00|
|Equipment Usage cost||175.00|
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