Restore eyesight by sponsoring a cataract surgery

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Restore eyesight by sponsoring a cataract surgery

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Every monthly donation helps more patients like Chengiah regain sight

Chengiah, a handicapped cleaner with the Tirupati Municipal corporation, developed blurred vision in both his eyes and began to lose vision. As the sole breadwinner of his family, going blind meant that he would no longer be able to earn a living and his family would have to suffer even for sustenance. He was referred to an eye camp where he was diagnosed with cataracts.

Through Pammal Sankara Eye Hospital's 'Kannoli-Vision Saver Project', he had a successful cataract surgery with Intraocular lenses. He was provided with free surgery, accommodation, medicines, food, dark glasses and transport.

Today, Chengiah's vision is completely restored and he continues to work and provide for his family. The timely assistance has been a new lease of life for his family.

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Sankara Eye Hospital conducts rural outreach eye screening camps through its 'Kannoli-Vision Saver Project' in the districts of Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur and Chittoor districts and performs free cataract surgery for eligible patients.

The program covers free treatment, medicines, accommodation, food, nursing care as well as transport to and from their hometowns. Sankara Eye Hospital performs up to 50 free surgeries a day.

There are many unfortunate people who suffer from blindness that is completely curable due to their poverty. By donating to this program, you can help people like Chengiah get their vision back.

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About The NGO

Sankara Eye Hospital, Pammal
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Sankara Eye Hospital, Pammal

Sankara Eye Hospital is an ISO 9001 certified, state of the art multi-specialty eye hospital located at Pammal, a well-developed suburb of Chennai City.

This hospital has been functioning as an exclusive eye care center with a singular vision of providing high-quality care to all segments of society, rich or poor. The Hospital offers nine specialty services (Cataract, Refractive, Cornea, Glaucoma, Retina, Orbit & Oculoplasty, Uvea, Neuro-Ophthal, Pediatric Ophthal) and support services like Contact Lens, Prosthetic eye, and Low Vision Clinic.

This hospital runs a charitable eye care program for the poor under the name 'Kannoli Vision Saver' project. State-of-the-art outpatient facilities exist for examination of all eye disorders and a team of highly skilled Optometry technicians and Ophthalmologists provide personalized and professionally competent care. The three-storied hospital has 140 beds, 20 independent bath-attached rooms, and a modern hygienic kitchen to cater nutritious food for the patients.

The hospital has four sophisticated and fully equipped operation theaters and a team of very highly committed and talented staff apart from 12 senior eye surgeons. The hospital currently carries out an average of 60 surgeries every day and has performed over 250,000 vision-restoring surgeries till now.

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Ngo Founder
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Wg Cdr V Shankar (Retd.)

Area of Operation
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Vision | health

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Tamil Nadu

Sankara Eye Hospital, Pammal has

performed 16,158 cataract surgeries on poor senior citizens

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Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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