Cataract blindness prevention
National Programme For Control of Blindness. We perform 2000+ free cataract operations annually and screen thousands of villagers.
Global Hospital Institute of Ophtahlmology and J Watumull Global Hospital & Research Centre partner the central government to implement the National Programme for Control of Blindness, a Government of India initiative to eradicate preventable blindness.
Why is this project relevant?
It provides eye checks and free surgical intervention to people living in remote, medically underserved areas of Rajasthan, to ensure that they do not lose their sight.
Since when is the project active?
Beneficiaries (FY 2019-20)
1,872 IOL implant and 25 small incision cataract surgeries. These included walk-ins and 1,836 cases identified from 22,997 patients who presented themselves at 90 screening programmes.
Government of India; Shri Shankarmandal Religious Public Charitable Trust of Mt Abu (121 patients); Seva Foundation with L V Prasad Eye Institute (100 patients); Champabai Chandulal Parmar Educational Foundation Trust of Pune (30 patients)