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 2020-21, operations significantly impacted by Covid-19)
379 IOL implant and 1 small incision cataract surgeries. These included walk-ins and cases identified from 3,794 patients who presented themselves at 34 screening programmes.
Government of India (partial cost); Seva Foundation with L V Prasad Eye Institute; Mahaveer International; Pradeep Badamiya; Yograj Jain & Kishore Jain