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Foundation For Sight Inc Presentation 1


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Foundation For Sight Inc Presentation 1

  1. 1. FOUNDATION FOR SIGHT, INC. By Cosette M. Realica, Exec. Dir.
  2. 2. Foundation for Sight, Inc. (FFSI) <ul><li>Foundation for Sight, Inc. is a non-stock and non-profit foundation incorporated in September 30, 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the charity arm of the Associated Eye Specialists , the most experienced and longest- running eye MD group practice in the Philippines. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Foundation for Sight, Inc. (FFSI) <ul><li>The Associated Eye Specialists manages American Eye Center (AEC) , a full-service, world-class, diagnostic, therapeutic and ambulatory surgical eye facility. AEC holds the distinction of being the country’s premier ophthalmic laser center with the largest clinical experience in Southeast Asia with over 35,000 refractive procedures performed for the treatment of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Foundation for Sight, Inc. (FFSI) <ul><li>Officers of the foundation are: Dr. Cesar Ramon G. Espiritu, PRESIDENT Dr. Victor J.L. Caparas, TREASURER Cosette M. Realica, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation for Sight, Inc. and American Eye Center are located at Level 5, Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Objectives of FFSI <ul><li>To establish a close professional relationship among ophthalmologists by providing them with a venue to work side-by-side through training and research; </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage the cooperation of the business sector in the funding of continuous research on various eye defects and diseases and in the training of Filipino ophthalmologists in modern surgical procedures for their correction and treatment; </li></ul>
  6. 6. Objectives of FFSI <ul><li>To foster learning through observation and immersion by extending free professional assistance to indigent or special patients requiring certain specialized procedures or treatments; and </li></ul><ul><li>To conduct community outreach programs to benefit indigent and special case patients from various communities. </li></ul>
  7. 7. CSR Programs of FFSI <ul><li>Provides free or at socialized rates, diagnostic, therapeutic and ophthalmologic surgical treatment to indigent children and adults with eye diseases using the facilities of the Eye Center of the Department of Ophthalmology of The Medical City. (Referrals to the Foundation come from adoption homes, charitable institutions, social workers, church and religious groups, schools, ophthalmologists and other patients from all over the country.) </li></ul>
  8. 8. CSR Programs of FFSI <ul><li>Participate in the free In-House Cataract </li></ul><ul><li>Surgical Missions conducted twice a month </li></ul><ul><li>at The Medical City by screening patients and coordinating their treatment; </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews to determine indigency and PhilHealth benefits are conducted every Saturday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM </li></ul><ul><li>at the Eye Center of The Medical City. Eligible adult patients are referred to the Center every Monday & Tuesday, 7:00 AM and children, Friday, 8:00 AM. Interviews can also be conducted in depressed areas as per arrangement. </li></ul><ul><li>Children, 18 years old and below, requiring treatment and surgery under general anesthesia are referred to the Ophthalmology Department of The Medical City for treatment and surgery by a Pediatric Ophthalmologist. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Programs of FFSI Indigent premature babies are screened by Dr. Alvina Pauline D. Santiago for Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). They undergo free argon laser surgery at The Medical City by Dr. Milagros H. Arroyo, Retina and Vitreous Specialist. In coordination with the Department of Ophthalmology of the Phil. General Hospital, we have provided Acrysof Intraocular Lens/Duovisc Gel bundles to Pediatric indigent patients who undergo cataract surgery at PGH. Prescription eyeglasses are also provided at nominal prices for indigent patients with errors of refraction (nearsighted, farsighted, presbyopia).
  10. 10. Programs of FFSI <ul><li>Conducts multi-sectoral outreach eye screening and surgical missions in coordination with the Phil. Academy </li></ul><ul><li>of Ophthalmology, local government units and other foundations. </li></ul><ul><li>Screening and surgical missions conducted </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PNOC Energy Development Corp. geothermal sites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bacon-Manito – Sorsogon </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Carigara, Leyte Province </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Suam-ag, Bacolod, Negros Occidental </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bacolod City </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Himamaylan, Bacolod </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>La Carlota, Negros Occidental </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Annual medical/dental/surgical/eye mission of Petron Corp. in collaboration with the Interisland Deep Sea </li></ul><ul><li>Fishing Assn. (IDSFA), Navotas. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Programs of FFSI NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR SIGHT PRESERVATION (NCSP) A non-profit organization that coordinates efforts towards blindness prevention in the country. It is the implementing arm of Vision 2020 –The Right to Sight , a global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness by 2020 in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). The 5 preventable/treatable worldwide priority conditions are: cataract, refractive errors and low vision, childhood blindness, trachoma and onchocerciasis – river blindness in Africa. Vision 2020 Philippines – The Right to Sight – established to address the cataract backlog in the country by appointing Zonal Coordinators.
  12. 12. Programs of FFSI <ul><li>FFSI - Zonal Coordinator for Region V – Bicol Region </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Naga City </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sagnay, Camarines Sur </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Polangui, Legaspi, Albay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tabaco City, Albay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ligao City, Albay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sorsogon, Sorsogon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Masbate – classified as an unserved area by the NCSP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Taps local and international sponsors and benefactors for financial assistance and support through a system devised using the internet technology. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Programs of FFSI <ul><li>Conducts continuing medical education (CME) training programs and clinical research projects on various eye diseases. The ophthalmologists render medical and surgical services pro bono to deserving patients. </li></ul><ul><li>Cornea – pterygium, dry eye, corneal transplantation, cornea donor advocacy. Cataract and Refractive Surgery – Aseptic Techniques, IOL, LASIK, presbyopia, myopia, hyperopia Low Vision – special glasses, magnifiers and miniature telescopes, and non-visual training for ambulation. </li></ul><ul><li>Retina – Retinopathy of Prematurity, Diabetic Retinopathy. Hypertensive Retinopathy Neuro-Ophthalmology – Optic Nerve disease, optic neuropathy following anti-TB medication. </li></ul>
  14. 14. FFSI PARTNERS <ul><li>The American Eye Center – manpower, facilities and patient referrals. </li></ul><ul><li>The Medical City Department of Ophthalmology – manpower and facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Ephpheta Foundation for the Blind – patient referrals. </li></ul><ul><li>Cornea Club of the Philippines – education </li></ul><ul><li>Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines – source of corneal tissue. </li></ul><ul><li>Rotary Clubs – patient referrals. </li></ul><ul><li>Philippine Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery – education. </li></ul><ul><li>Resources for the Blind – education and rehabilitation </li></ul><ul><li>PGH/PCMC – patient referrals </li></ul><ul><li>Patient referrals from ophthalmologists and other doctors. </li></ul><ul><li>Other NGOs, religious groups and individuals. </li></ul>
  15. 15. REQUIREMENTS FOR SURGERY <ul><li>Barangay Certificate of Indigency </li></ul><ul><li>Social Case Study Report from DSWD </li></ul><ul><li>Cardio-Pulmonary Clearance – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pedia (18 years and below) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Urinalysis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CBC/Bleeding Time/Clotting Time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chest X-ray </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adult </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Electrocardiogram (ECG) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Complete Blood Count (CBC) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chest X-Ray </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. PhilHealth Categories <ul><ul><li>Employed – Private (SSS) and Government (GSIS), their spouses and dependents who are 21 years and below </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voluntary, self-employed, individually paying, OFW, their spouses and dependents, 21 years and below </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SSS/GSIS Retiree/Pensioner and spouses (Contributions of not less than 120 months or 10 years) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SSS/GSIS Survivorship pensioner (surviving spouse of a deceased PhilHealth member) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents, 60 years old, of employed, voluntary, self-employed PhilHealth member </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AFP, PNP, BJMP and BFP Retiree/Pensioner, their spouses and dependents (56 years old) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Barangay officials, their spouses and dependents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recipient of partial/total disability benefits (before and after March 4, 1995) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holders of valid “ Medicare Para Sa Masa ” card </li></ul></ul>