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


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.

Little things are what senior citizens live for. You can gift a senior citizen like Ramu a a chance to enjoy these little things during their last days. You can give with confidence because every program on our platform is GIVEASSURED.


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About The Program

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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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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Arun Kumar Arora

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Cataract | health

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Dr Shroff s Charity Eye Hospital has

performed eye/ENT surgeries on 29,694 underprivileged patients

Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2016: National Honour Award 2016

2017: Certificate of good partnership

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Periodic Compliance Checks by GiveIndia

December 2018

Program Updates

Program Updates

28 December, 2022

Restore eyesight to a patient with Cataract


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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

Dr Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital is more than 100 years old eye care institution, having the base hospital in New Delhi and 5 secondary centers in UP, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. It also has more than 40 Vision centers at village level, surrounding its various hospitals. In this period more than 4 lakh people were directly and indirectly impacted by its services. The welfare work was carried out through various partnerships with national and international social responsibility initiatives, such as, USAID, Cognizant Foundation, ORBIS International, Standard Chartered Bank, CBM, SEVA Foundation, CBI and many others. Special initiatives included screening and treatment of NICU children in government hospitals, Children suffering from Retinoblstoma, poor and old patients in rural areas, and the Blind. Awards and Achievements: Our secondary hospital in Lakhimpur Kheri, UP got entry level NABH certification. Under Research, 70 publications were included in indexed journals. Our ENT doctor, Dr Nishi Gupta 's book, titled, "Rhino-Orbito-Cerebral Mucomycosis" was launched at AIOCON 2022. Dr Suma Ganesh was awarded for best Clinical Talk. Dr V. Sangwan was conferred the P.K.Jain Oration award. Braille was introduced at our Vision enhancement center for the Blind.

Challenges faced and next steps

The main operational challenge faced by the secondary centers, serving the poor rural people is medical and para-medical manpower. Doctors and para medical staff prefer working in the cities, therefore, to retain them was a challenge. We overcame these challenges by enhancing our training program for the doctors and para medicals, recruiting more candidates from the local geographies and paying them good salaries. Retention of trained ophthalmologists at secondary centers outside Delhi- has been overcome by expanding the training program for ophthalmologists where after initial training they are posted at these centers within the training program. As they operate under supervision there, people in those areas are served and the ophthalmologists stay back as their skills are getting enhanced.

Stories from the ground

Dataram- a Tea stall owner of village in UP, gets his vision back. Mr. Dataram, aged 50 years resides in the Govindapur village of Gola-Administrative block of the Kheri district. He has six children and now lives with his wife only. He started a tea stall for his livelihood. Due to his poor vision, he couldn’t make tea as per the customers tong taste. Hardly he earned 150- 200 Rupees in a day. Dr. Shroff’s Mohommadi team has started door-to-door screening in his village. He screened in the community and his suspected of cataract. Team has decided to refer him for a cataract extraction surgery in the right eye at Dr. Shroff’s Surgical Center in Mohammadi, Kheri-UP, India. His best-corrected visual acuity was RE: 2/60 and LE: 6/60 as per an ophthalmic examination. It’s mean he hardly to see the object. A slit-lamp examination of both eyes indicated senile cataract (OD>>OS). They have referred to the base hospital for cataract extraction surgery in the RE and Patients Pick-up service provided by Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital (SCEH) and he underwent cataract surgery on 14-05-2022 as per advised. He returned home same day via the same pickup service after cataract extraction surgery. Next week of the surgery he came hospital for his first follow-up. His vision got improved drastically. Now he is able to see the beautiful world and has started his tea stall again! Together, with the help of donors and GiveIndia efforts, we are able to help many thousands of poor patients, suffering in silence, as they have neither the access, nor the affordability, to get themselves treated. With eyesight restored the poor can go back to their productive lives and lead a normal and dignified life !

2 June, 2022

Helping Prevent Avoidable Blindness


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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

Dr Shroff'sCharity Eye Hospital reaches out to the poor patients through its 6 hospitals and 35 Vision Centers, across Delhi, UP, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. Due to Covid protocols, camps had been banned, therefore the patients were encouraged to visit the Vision centers close to their village and take advice from the staff. Those requiring surgeries were referred to the hospital and given date for surgery. From July to December 2021, a total of 19727 eye surgeries were done across the SCEH facilities. Total 13532 eye surgeries were done totally free of cost.

Challenges faced and next steps

Covid posed many challenges, the covid related precautions added to the cost of the treatment. The staff and Patients were falling sick, therefore the flow of the work was getting hampered. Patients from villages, requiring specialized work could not commute to Delhi.

Stories from the ground

Mr. Babu Lal is a simple man who enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He enjoys playing with the kids and assisting his wife with domestic chores. He lives in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, in the Kajarauth village. His family consists of five people, including him. He comes from a low-income farming background. He never went to school, and due to financial difficulties, he was unable to send his children to school as well. His elder son is currently the only earning member of the family, and his younger son assists his brother in the agriculture work. Babu Lal used to work in agriculture as well, but for the past six years, he has done nothing but sit at home. He began experiencing blurred eyesight six years ago, which brought grief into his life. He began living alone in his home and stopped interacting with the people after they began making fun of him for his inability to see. Children used to make fun of him since he couldn't walk properly owing to his poor vision. One day when he was sitting in the house he heard the announcement from Iglas Netra Janch Kendra run by Dr Shroff Eye Care Institute Vrindavan. With the help of his wife, he went for screening where he was advised to get cataract surgery for both eyes, but first Left eye surgery was planned because there was only Hand Movement vision in the left eye. He went to the hospital and was thoroughly examined for his eyes. He conducted all essential tests and investigations, and after determining his fitness.He was advised to undergo left eye Phaco surgery for Catract. He was given free treatment as well as all of his medications. The surgery went well, and when the bandage was removed, he had 6/9 in his left eye and a huge smile on his face. After surgery, he said, “Staff of the hospital and vision center are very helpful and dedicated towards their work. They are always ready to help and ask if you need help repeatedly. The hospital's environment is very well-ordered and clean and the medical staffwelcomes and treats patients with a bright smile on their face." I am grateful to the entire staff of this hospital for making me feel so at ease and allowing me to see the environment again. From now on, I shall not be reliant on others for my day-to-day work. I'll be able to go out on my own. I'll be able to help my wife and family again and do home chores. I had lost hope of ever seeing again, but it was only possible because of the Doctor's and staff's efforts. I will tell people about this place and encourage them to come here. "I would like to emphasize to everyone that the eye is a vital aspect of the body and that everyone should have routine eye examination on a regular basis."

25 November, 2021

Preventing Avoidable Blindness


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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

Dr Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital is committed to impacting Avoidable Blindness across Delhi, UP, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. It has been delivering eye care services at the doorsteps of the underprivileged through its Tertiary hospital in Delhi and its four Secondary hospitals and 45 Vision Centers. Covid phases 1 and 2, brought us closer and made us stronger, and more responsible and caring. We innovated and made our systems and processes smarter to adapt to the environment, which may continue to have a positive impact in times to come. Our response to deal with the pandemic was swift and scientific. While the country was in complete lockdown, our quality assurance team created new SOPs and trained entire staff through video conferences; infrastructure was modified for changed patient flows and PPEs were arranged to improve staff safety. Our ‘Covid Nodal team and Quarantine team’ provides exceptional support to employees and their families who were affected by the infection.From January to June 2021, a total of 7422 eye surgeries were performed free of cost for the poor, across our various hospitals, out of which, 2027 were performed in Delhi, 900 in Alwar, 1617 in Vrindavan, 1793 in Mohammadi, 873 in Saharanpur, and 212 in Meerut.

Challenges faced and next steps

Covid posed many hurdles in delivering eye care to the masses, but we continued to provide emergency services including general anaesthesia services even during the complete lockdown. We were among the first eye hospitals in the country to start elective surgeries as soon as the lockdown ended. Covid related precautions and protocols slowed down our processes and impacted the number of people we could treat, but we carried on our work with the same enthusiasm. Many partners, including GiveIndia, came forward to support us for the extra burden of Covid related items for the safety of our patients and staff. As community camps had been stopped, we started getting patients through our vision centres and walk-ins at our hospitals. In some areas, we also started door to door screening of the patients. Our pediatric work suffered as schools closed down.Our goal for the next six months is to steadily increase our work and achieve greater numbers of eye surgeries to prevent avoidable blindness.

Stories from the ground

Taran, a young boy, belonging to a very poor family from Vrindavan, who was already one-eyed, was at the brink of complete blindness, as his seeing-eye had developed Cataract and Glaucoma. He came to us through a vision centre near the hospital. As it was very imperative to do his twin surgeries for Cataract and Glaucoma, he was brought to Delhi, where he was first tested for Covid and other parameters and then operated upon. After the surgeries, during his check-up the next day, it was a matter of joy for the doctors and his father that Taran had started seeing; his cataract had been removed and he was also operated on for Glaucoma. He was in smiles and looked very happy, which gave us tremendous satisfaction.His vision will gradually improve in the coming days and he will become self-dependent for his daily chores.

23 March, 2021

Helping someone see!


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Cataract remains by far the biggest cause of blindness in India. And the rural poor and marginalized are the most affected. Lack of awareness, geographic barriers, economic barriers, lack of infrastructure and lack of trained personnel, all contribute to the backlog that India combats.
The human eye is an amazing organ; you get to see things, you get to distinguish many colors and shapes even in the dimmest light. But, things can go awry when this organ malfunctions. One such problem is called cataract, which is very common among the elderly.

Imagine yourself, when you are out with the surrounding lights too bright and glaring for your eyes to bear whilst the colors are not as bright as they should be. N

This is an example of problems faced by people with cataract every day. Unfortunately, this is only an early symptom of cataract, which if untreated can get worse, and eventually result in the tragic loss of vision and function of the eyes.

Eyesight is one of the greatest blessings God has bestowed upon us.
Fortunately, cataract is curable. At the early stage of cataract, any visual aid like glasses is enough to improve vision. Surgical procedures are options to be considered if the visual aid fails to help. The procedure removes the clouded lens and replaces it with artificial ones.

However, not everyone can afford to undergo surgery as it involves a large amount of money. Those who are less fortunate are at risk of losing their eyesight, permanently.

Across the network of Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, routine screening camps are conducted in their catchment area and ensured optimum post operative vision is served to the people.
With the help of our supporters we are serving the community and help them see and live a life with dignity.

19 November, 2019

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Care and support being provided

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