How Darkness Feels


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This is the corporate presentation by SECIs, India. We are a not for profit organization working in the field of community eye care for the last 30 years. We are open to join hands with organizations, individuals who believe in our mission of eradicating curable and avoidable blindness from India.
PS: the photographs for the presentation have been clicked by me

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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>