The trust has been proactive in organizing free eye check-ups for various ocular diseases like refractory errors, squint, cataract, diabetic retinopathy etc. The main aim is to bring awareness among people regarding eye disorders and their early detection. Till date Foundation has screened approximately 56,000 children from various schools in Thane and Mumbai, 46,000 people are screened through various camps and 300 free surgeries in 1 year alone.
AWARENESS GENERATION ON EYE DONATION IS AGAIN OUR MAJOR OBJECTIVE
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.
The demand for our work in the community has increased significantly. Our trust is looking for fund support to run a 5000 square feet comprehensive eye care centre with Operation theatre 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 - for OT complex, procurement of OT equipment and running expenses. etc. The remaining funds would be used for R & D in blinding eye diseases like Retinoblastoma – cancer of the eye, Stargaardt's disease, Macular degeneration and setting up an imaging and reading centre to serve 5 districts in Maharashtra.
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.