Restore eyesight by sponsoring a cataract surgery



Restore eyesight by sponsoring a cataract surgery


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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Program Description

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
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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Program Updates

23 May, 2019


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Program Update

Sankara Eye Hospital, Pammal has been conducting rural outreach eye screening camps in around 1200 villages of Kanchipuram & Thiruvallur districts of Tamil Nadu and Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Our Branch Hospital at Samarjhola, Odisha conducts similar camps in Ganjam District which covers 3226 villages

So far the hospitals have performed over 2.85 lakh surgeries of which over 85% of the patients are rural poor. The hospitals have performed 6326 free cataract surgeries between July and December 2018.

During their stay in the hospital, the nutritional needs are taken care to accommodate dietary restrictions for hypertensive and diabetic patients

Story from the field

Malliga (MRD No.453971) aged 57 years residing in Chettikulam Street, Sholingar, Vellore district had been experiencing blurred vision for over six months. Malliga and her husband are farmers. They have their own land for cultivation. Due to her poor economic condition, she avoided visiting hospital. Her son came to know about the free eye screening camp organized by Sankara Eye Hospital at Sholingar on 2nd September 2018. She attended the camp along with her son where she was diagnosed with Cataract and advised to undergo surgery in her right eye. She was brought to the base hospital at Pammal.

After the routine health check-ups, the cataract surgery with Intraocular Lens was performed on 3rd September. She was provided with food, accommodation, surgery and medication free of cost. She was discharged on the next day with required counselling and medication and dropped back to their village.

The restoration of eye sight has brought new confidence to Malliga as she longer has to depend on others to manage the household activities, as well, the cultivation. She greatly appreciates the help provided to her through this eye care programme. She has become an ambassador to spread the message about our eye care programme.

What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date9379
Village/City/State where project is locatedPammal, Chennai, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu and Samarjhola, Ganjam District, Odisha
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19150000000
Total Expenses for the project YTD122715084

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