Plot No. 153, Road No. 9, Major Parmeshwaran Road, Wadala (west), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 400013
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Aditya Jyot Foundation for Twinkling Little Eyes is a not for profit organization with out-reach programs aiming to redress the suffering of low income groups, and works for providing free eye care services to the lower socio economic group via a network of highly trained professionals, especially in remote regions of the city and slum areas, where access to these services is difficult.
In association with world diabetes foundation, we are conducting free eye check up camps for the early detection and treatment of diabetic retinopathy, a sight threatening complication of long standing diabetes. A team of trained community health workers provide door to door awareness to educate people about the effects of diabetes on the body and the eye. It is estimated that Diabetic Retinopathy will be the leading cause of blindness in the world by 2020.
It is important to detect vision disorders in children early, as decrease in vision in childhood if uncorrected can result in irreversible vision loss. The foundation conducts free eye check up camps in various municipal schools in and around Mumbai. In the last year alone we have screened more than 10,000 children and more than 16,000 patients in cataract and Diabetic Retinopathy camps, of which 500 patients have undergone FREE SURGERIES in last year alone.
The demand for our work in the community has increased significantly. We need a good OT and inpatient care support services to cope with the demand. Our trust is looking for fund support to run a 5000 square feet comprehensive eye care centre with OT in Dharavi slum or its vicinity (Rs 4 crores). This centre would be able to operate a minimum of 100 cases of cataract per month and provide quality eye care to nearly 500 people per month.
This includes capital investment cost and running expenses. The capital cost is about Rs. 2 CRORES and would cover civil work for OT complex, procurement of OT equipment like operating microscope, OT table, autoclave, minor surgical instruments, Phaco machine etc.
The remaining funds would be used for well equipped OPD with equipment to diagnose and treat all major eye ailments in patient services etc. Experienced Ophthalmologists trained in management of complicated eye ailments would be providing service free of costs to the poor and needy.
Samay Desai is a 10 year old boy residing in Pune, Maharashtra. He was injured when his eye was damaged by ball while playing cricket with his friends. He received primary treatment at nearby hospital there he got diagnosed both eyes cataract. It is from family history (paternal side). He was at the risk of losing his right eye and also the other eye. He received treatment at minimal cost for both eyes by our team of experts and now he is happily able to see and to go to School and lead normal life. He is very thankful to our Foundation for helping him.
Many such incidents have touched the lives of several people through our expertise and largesse. We have also done so many diabetic retinopathy awareness camps and also outreach programmes.
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