Complex Retinal Surgeries in Diabetic Retinopathy

by Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology
Complex Retinal Surgeries in Diabetic Retinopathy
Complex Retinal Surgeries in Diabetic Retinopathy
Complex Retinal Surgeries in Diabetic Retinopathy
Complex Retinal Surgeries in Diabetic Retinopathy
Complex Retinal Surgeries in Diabetic Retinopathy
Complex Retinal Surgeries in Diabetic Retinopathy
Complex Retinal Surgeries in Diabetic Retinopathy
Complex Retinal Surgeries in Diabetic Retinopathy
Complex Retinal Surgeries in Diabetic Retinopathy
Complex Retinal Surgeries in Diabetic Retinopathy
Complex Retinal Surgeries in Diabetic Retinopathy
Complex Retinal Surgeries in Diabetic Retinopathy
Complex Retinal Surgeries in Diabetic Retinopathy
Complex Retinal Surgeries in Diabetic Retinopathy
Complex Retinal Surgeries in Diabetic Retinopathy
Complex Retinal Surgeries in Diabetic Retinopathy
Complex Retinal Surgeries in Diabetic Retinopathy
Complex Retinal Surgeries in Diabetic Retinopathy
Complex Retinal Surgeries in Diabetic Retinopathy
Complex Retinal Surgeries in Diabetic Retinopathy

Summary

Diabetic retinopathy is a condition of the eye, where the retina with blood vessels is affected due to diabetes. If not treated appropriately, will lead to decreased vision and blindness.Most diabetic population reside in remote areas. Ignorance, lean accessibility, poor socioeconomic background, makes specialised investigation and treatment non affordable. We use a combination of technology,medical expertise and methodology, to reach patients with subsidized and affordable cost.

$74,000
total goal
$73,104
remaining
10
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Challenges faced are Ignorance of diabetes affect on eyes, non accessibility to specialised investigation and treatment.Many remote area patients being sole bread winners, cannot afford to forego daily wages, food ,travel expenses,etc to go to bigger cities for treatment. Special interventions- laser, OCTscan,FFA,IV injection, complex Retinal Surgery being very expensive, is a barrier for poor socioeconomic patients.Specialists limitations are expensive equipments and medicines.

Solution

Through our existing Advanced treatment mobile unit, screening, diagnosis, formulation of treatment plan will be at door step, without affecting their daily wages, travel, stay which otherwise would be an hindrance at bigger cities for tertiary treatment. Specialized intervention-laser, OCTscan, FFA, intra vitreal injection and complex retinal surgery will be available at affordable cost. Specialist's limitations too will be resolved. Electronic medical record will track and flag patients.

Long-Term Impact

The programme enables poor patients for a multidisciplinary approach to diabetes. Subsidised/free treatment will stabilize their psychosocial and economic status. Local ophthalmologists will be trained, independent to continue the process on their own. The programme also builds capacity of PMOAs and technical staff. All patients data is centralised/ tracked/monitored, enabling to keep informed of their health, reducing the overall burden of diabetic retinopathy.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.viio.org
Nayana-Mobile Eye Unit treating DR & Eye diseases
VIIO-Biennial Report 2017-19

Organization Information

Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka - India
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Project Leader:
Krishna Murthy
Medical Director
Bengaluru, Karnataka India
$896 raised of $74,000 goal
 
11 donations
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