Restore eye sight to a patient with cataract surgery by Dr Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital

Restore eye sight to a patient with cataract surgery

Impact

Ramu can now live the simple life he always wanted.

Ramu is a senior citizen who lives in Alwar, Rajasthan. He was happy with the life he created and found his joy in the little things.

He stayed productive despite his old age by grazing cattle, looking after his son’s crops and playing with his grandchildren. This was all possible until he began to lose his eyesight because of cataract.

One day he realized that he could not see clearly with his left eye. Over time, his vision got more clouded until he could no longer do any of his daily activities. He was deeply upset as he did not know how to keep going without being able to do anything he was used to. He could not afford medical care and thought that it was the end of the road for him. *

He found his miracle through a Community Outreach Program by Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital (SCEH). They diagnosed him with cataract and decided to sponsor his treatment. After a successful surgery and quality post-operative care, he returned to his village. He now enjoys a simple life grazing cattle and playing with his grandchildren.

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Program Description

Cataracts are often related to the ageing process and found in older people, but they are also occasionally found in younger people. It is completely treatable but if left untreated, the person becomes totally blind. But due to poverty, many senior citizens live with blindness.

Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital (SCEH) conducts Community Outreach Programmes in underserved areas of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. The program conducts free eye camps and surgeries for poor patients suffering from cataracts.Patients are provided with consultation, surgery, accommodation, spectacles, medicine, transportation, and follow-up treatment

By supporting this program you can help a poor senior citizen get free cataract surgery and reclaim his life.

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About The NGO

Dr Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital
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Dr Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital

With 20,000 surgeries; around 30,000 eye screenings and more than 1500 eye surgeries to the children- this humongous work without a second thought are being done by Dr. Shroff's Charity eye hospital (SCEH).

SCEH was founded in the year 1914 to facilitate eye care to the underprivileged. With a mission to be the best Tertiary Eye and ENT Care Institution in Northern India, the clinic stands out when it comes to quality eye care. Graduating from Royal college of Surgeries, London, Mr. Shroff established the eye care center in the year 1926 with the best equipment from those times.

Right from Retinal to Cornea, eye cancers to surgeries, cataract to the general care; SCEH has 125 full-time staff with over 35 doctors attending constantly to those in need. SCEH is synonymous with a vision for its excellent and committed service.

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founders
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Arun Kumar Arora

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Cataract | health

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Delhi

Dr Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital has

performed eye/ENT surgeries on 29,694 underprivileged patients

awards
Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2016: National Honour Award 2016

2017: Certificate of good partnership

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Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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22 July, 2019

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Program Update

Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital is known for its quality conscious community service with a special focus on poor people belonging to underprivileged section of society. SCEH screens the patients through various means like camps, vision centres, walk-in OPD’s at hospitals etc. and provide end to end service to its patient from pick and drop from patients native place to free surgeries and follow-ups. The quality of service provided to our free patients is same as we provide to our paid patients. The patients, who are identified through our network of hospitals out of Delhi, are brought to our tertiary centre at Delhi for surgeries where we have super specialty pediatric eye care facilities. The patients are provided with transportation facilities with free food and stay at our hospital.

Story from the field

For all the Indians living below poverty line, there is practically no hope if they were to develop a health problem. Quality eye care is a distant reality for such people, and they often live a life with partial vision, which makes them unproductive and miserable. 35 years young widow; Anita lost her husband due to tuber-culosis 6 months back. But that did not deter her will power to raise her 5 children; she is the sole earning member with a low family income. She is living in a small village in Mohammdi, U.P. Working as a house help, could only help earn Rs 1500 per month. One of our staff informed us when she first came to the hospital she was bare foot, she could not even manage of getting a pair of rubber slippers. Because of deteriorating vision her work started getting affected. Her employers started shouting at her when she could not perform household activities properly due to which many sacked her from the job. With a passage of time she lost vision in one eye and became dependent on single eye for daily chores. She could not be treated earlier due to poverty and lack of awareness. Fortunately she came in contact with hospital through one of our local NGO partners, after having an initial eye check up at camp she was referred to our secondary hospital, Mohammdi, U.P. where a diagnosis of Cataract was made by our expertise, she was advised cataract surgery. After the surgery she is very happy and grateful to her supporters and well wishers who have given her NEW VISION...NEW LIFE...NEW HOPE. She is now confident of earning more and giving a best life to her children. With your support, her vision has been restored to 6/18 which is expected to improve more over a period of time. It’s really sad to see health problems getting noticeable until they get worse, with your support our hospital is putting up best efforts to reach out as many people as we can so even their eye problems gets detected and cured timely.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?9000
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date4500
Village/City/State where project is locatedDelhi/U.P
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19108000000
Total Expenses for the project YTD1080000000

23 May, 2019

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Program Update

Our mission to make a lasting impact on the eradication of blindness and deafness in India by providing quality to all sections of the society. Till November 2018 we have done 2010 free cataract surgeries at Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital, Delhi Branch through camps, vision centers and walk in. Struggling hard to make ends meet which include work, cost of living, and family life. It is difficult for them to bear the cost of their treatment as most of the people who comes for the treatment are laborer working as a construction workers, helpers etc. By serving the poor in the community our objective is to make a lasting impact by providing them a independent life with better vision.

Story from the field

Norti Devi is a 55 year old woman belonging to Manakpur village of Thanabhawan Block, Saharanpur, UP. Having been blinded by cataract for over a year, she could not see much, everything was blurred. She could not get herself checked by an eye specialist due to her poor financial conditions and non availability of eye care facilities in nearby areas. Hers was a huge family of eight. She had lost her husband years back, and her three sons working as laborers were earning very little, which could fulfill only the daily needs of the family.Performing her activities at home, taking care of her family and her grand children had become a big task for her. Cooking, the thing she loved doing the most, became a tough job. She had difficulty in chopping vegetables, could hardly differentiate between the spices. She also could not recognize people at a distance and had to be escorted by someone if she had to go out. And because of all this she disliked going out and mingling with the people. Ignorant villagers would pull her leg by calling her blind and she detested it. All this had made her life a big mess. As if God heard her prayers, she came to know about the free eye screening camp and decided not to give it a miss. She was escorted by her daughter in law on the day of the camp. The primary eye screening was done and she was identified as a patient for cataract surgery. When she was told about the requirement for surgical intervention, at first she opposed citing financial reasons. But when she learned that the surgery would not cost her a penny she was overjoyed. She was operated for her cataract which took place in our Saharanpur branch. After she was operated she was very delighted to get clear vision back. She joyously recalls that wonderful moment when her bandage was removed. Her uncontrollable smile spoke a thousand words. Soon she started moving around independently without relying much on her family. She remarked, “ I am happy I will now be able to cook delicious and tasty meals for my family and cherish those moments of togetherness once again, I am grateful to Thanabhawan Vision Center which has totally changed my life, and I will keep on recommending SCEH to all my friends and family.”

What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date2010
Village/City/State where project is locateddelhi
Total Budget for the project for FY18-1918000000
Total Expenses for the project YTD18000000

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