Be the reason a senior citizen can see the world by ICARE Eye Hospital & Post Graduate Institute

Be the reason a senior citizen can see the world


A simple surgery gave Nathu Lal hope to live.

Nathu Lal is a forest guard from Bhadurpur in Uttar Pradesh. His hardships began when he became paralyzed. He earned very little because of his bad physical condition and all his earnings went in making sure his three children got married.

His situation became worse when his vision started to become hazy. When he attended an ICARE eye screening camp, the doctors informed him that he had cataract. He knew that he did not have the money for an operation and the hospital expenses. He felt completely hopeless.

He did not want to get into the ambulance to go to the hospital and tried to stay back. That was when he found out that the surgery would be free. He was thrilled to know that for once, he was getting the care he deserved.

He was taken into the base hospital along with other patients. He was examined again and his operation was done was successfully the next day. Although he still has a tough life, being able to access this surgery gave him the strength to go on.


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You will be sponsoring the benefits for different beneficiaries every month

About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
What you get
Tax Exemption
Periodic Reports
Program Description

Rural elderly poor have little or no access to eye care facilities. Often suffering from easily treatable ailments, such as cataract, they are forced to live with blindness. ICARE's Outreach Programme aims at providing these services to the elderly and empowering them to lead an independent life.

Patients requiring surgical interventions are identified through free eye camps and are transported to ICARE Hospital in Noida.Surgery is performed the next day and on the third day, the first postoperative examination is done. Patients found fit are discharged and sent back by ambulance.Their stay, food, medicines, transportation, and surgery is provided free of cost. Postoperative follow up is done at the campsites to help the elderly to avoid traveling back to the hospital.

An average number of 738 surgeries are conducted per month. With a small donation, you can become the reason for someone to see the world.

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About The NGO

ICARE Eye Hospital & Post Graduate Institute
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ICARE Eye Hospital & Post Graduate Institute

ICARE was established with the aim to provide quality ophthalmic services of International Standards to all sections of society at an affordable cost. With 2 centers at Noida, state-of-the-art equipment and highly skilled workforce they provide comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and surgical services covering the entire range of ocular sub-specialties that are comparable to international standards.

As an NGO, their Outreach Program provides the same standard of eye care to the underprivileged rural population in the community. This program arranges around 900 screening camps and treats approximately 150,000 people annually for eye disease. They perform around 15,000 surgeries annually that are either free or at a very subsidized cost.

Their valuable support was acknowledged by the Uttarakhand State Ophthalmological Society when they were awarded the Community Ophthalmology Award.

Envisioning a practice to excel in cutting edge technology in eye care, education & research in ophthalmology, ICAREs staff of 210 believes in delivering quality and ethical medical and surgical eye care services.

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Saurabh Choudhry

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Cataract | health

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Uttar Pradesh

ICARE Eye Hospital & Post Graduate Institute has

performed 14,646 cataract surgeries on poor senior citizens across India

Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2011: Empanelment of Organisations by National CSR Hub Tata Institute of Social Science, National CSR HUB

2017: Nai Duniya Nayika Award

2015: Ramon Magsaysay Award

2011: Paani Foundation Award

last audited
Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

Program Updates

Program Updates

23 March, 2021

Gift of Sight



Out of the 39 million blind people worldwide, there are over 18 Million blind residing in India. This makes every 3rd blind person in the world an Indian and makes India the country with the largest absolute number of blind people in the world. According to the National Blindness Programme for Blindness Control, cataract is the single largest cause of blindness in India (62.6%) of total cases followed by refractive errors (19.7%). Both these causes are easily treatable. 90% of the blindness in India is avoidable through prevention or cure and is mainly related to cataract in adults and refractive errors in children. Blindness mostly affects the most vulnerable segment of the population – the elderly – and can cripple not just the lives of these individuals due to dependency and exploitation but also that of their families. They try to seek services that are distant and of questionable quality and at a cost beyond their reach. To expand its reach and relevance ICARE conducts a rural outreach program to provide modern Eye Care Services at the doorstep. ICARE over the last 26 years has been providing sight care services to all sections of the society irrespective of the person’s ability to pay.

ICARE does this by conducting over 1200 screening camps each year at its rural pick- up centers in neighbouring states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Patients requiring detailed examination or surgery are transported to ICARE Hospital at NOIDA. Post surgery they are dropped back to the campsite from which they were picked. Their 3 days stay, surgery, board and lodging including their transport are all free.