Himalayan Cataract Project: Remote Eye Camps

 
$70,263 $29,737
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Apr 29, 2012

Outreach in Dooars, North-East India

Jomgon Kontrol Eye Center (JKEC) is one of HCP sponsored eye centers located in Kalimpong, India. The center’s outreach program conducts outreach eye camps twice every month. Last month, the outreach team set out for an eye camp in Central Dooars an area with a high percentage of cataract patients. They shared the story of one of the camp's patient.


Pinki Mahali is a 46 years old, single mother whose alcoholic and abusive husband left by herself to look after their 7 years old daughter. She was determined to make a living without any help from her husband until she developed cataracts in both eyes. Losing her sight was a huge setback for her as it became difficult for her to earn a living and support her daughter. That was until she was referred to JKEC for surgery. After the removal of the eye patch she regained her confidence and she is now ready to work again and look after her daughter.

On behalf of all the patients receiving care in outreach eye camps, thank you for your support.

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Project Leader

Geoff Tabin

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Waterbury, VT United States

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