Sankara Eye Foundation - How Darkness Feels?


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Sankara Eye Foundation - How Darkness Feels?

  1. 1. We love to crib
  2. 2. About work
  3. 3. About traffic
  4. 4. About the government
  5. 5. And about blackouts that perhaps last a few hours?
  6. 7. Ever thought of a ‘life-long’ blackout?
  7. 8. Inflicted on people who remain silent about it?
  8. 9. You can change things
  9. 10. Figures are facts! <ul><li>In India, 12 million people are blind </li></ul><ul><li>2 million go blind every year – 62% from cataract </li></ul><ul><li>320,000 children are blind </li></ul><ul><li>9.2 million others are visually impaired and cannot attend regular classes </li></ul><ul><li>80% of these cases are either preventable or curable </li></ul>
  10. 11. Do you still feel like cribbing? About basics?
  11. 12. And the question is, are we doing enough?
  12. 13. At Sankara Eye, we have made a start…
  13. 14. … through The Gift of Vision Programme
  14. 15. The Gift of Vision Programme <ul><li>Largest Structured Community Eye Care Programme in India </li></ul><ul><li>Poor & needy in the rural areas are identified by door to door survey involving local self help groups </li></ul><ul><li>The programme treats patients with surgically curable blindness including cataract, glaucoma, retinal ailments and even paediatric eye diseases such as squint </li></ul>
  15. 16. The Reach <ul><li>Covers 110 revenue districts in 6 states and 2 UT </li></ul><ul><li>Gift of Vision has benefitted millions through high quality eye care at the door steps of rural India. </li></ul><ul><li>Gift of Vision is the most successful & cost-effective of all health interventions. </li></ul>
  16. 17. A History of Success <ul><li>7981 camp s conducted as of now </li></ul><ul><li>5,03,322 Vision Restoring surgeries performed </li></ul><ul><li>98.8% success rate </li></ul><ul><li>1,49,5572 outpatients screened </li></ul>
  17. 18. Preventive Eye Care
  18. 19. The Need for Preventive Eye Care <ul><li>Early detection and timely intervention can very effectively preventive visual impairment. </li></ul><ul><li>Refractive errors & Amblyopia (lazy eye disease) affects nearly 7 - 12% children in the community. Diagnosis is simple & the results of the treatment are dramatic </li></ul>
  19. 20. The Need for Preventive Eye Care <ul><li>Sankara's preventive eye care program include : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a) Rainbow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b) Maitri </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c) Swagatham </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wherever required, special tests & medical/surgical treatment is provided free of cost </li></ul>
  20. 21. The Programs <ul><li>RAINBOW </li></ul><ul><li>Preventive eye care for school children </li></ul><ul><li>6-15 years age group </li></ul><ul><li>Over 3 million children screened in four districts. </li></ul><ul><li>Replicated in Guntur, Bangalore, Anand, Shimoga, Chennai and in Nigeria </li></ul><ul><li>MAITHRI </li></ul><ul><li>Preventive eye care for children at the ICDS Centres (Anganwadi) </li></ul><ul><li>3-6 years age group </li></ul><ul><li>SWAGATHAM </li></ul><ul><li>To screen new born infants at maternity centres </li></ul><ul><li>0 -3 years age group </li></ul>
  21. 22. About Sankara Eye Hospitals
  22. 23. About Sankara Eye Hospitals <ul><li>Sankara is focusing on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminating curable blindness in India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminating blindness through preventive eye care </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sankara Institutions have provided a cumulative eye care to the value of Rs. 1,528 million, which is an equivalent of $34 million </li></ul>
  23. 24. Can you be a catalyst for change? <ul><li>You can be the catalyst for change in profoundly impacting the lives of many children & adults in our country. The rewards for restoring a person’s vision are priceless! </li></ul><ul><li>You can join our communities by clicking on any of the links below: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For more information, log on to </li></ul>