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 Children  India Project #47521

Gift of Sight for differently abled children

by Heart and Hand for Handicapped
Gift of Sight for differently abled children
Gift of Sight for differently abled children
Gift of Sight for differently abled children
Gift of Sight for differently abled children
Gift of Sight for differently abled children
Gift of Sight for differently abled children

Summary

According to a recent survey, about 44% of Bihar's population are children and the number of kids suffering from refractive errors is 4,56,000. In addition, about 50,000 children suffer from blindness that can be cured. Mahavir Netralaya runs sub-specialty clinics like Glaucoma unit, retina clinic, squint clinic, diabetic retinopathy and pediatric ophthalmology clinic, where free treatment and check-up is provided by eye specialists. It servers eye care for children, especially from poor

$35,000
total goal
$7,913
remaining
157
donors
14
monthly donors
2
months

Challenge

Blindness is a tragedy in human life. This is all the more so because in spite of there being cures to several types of visual impairment, they are not available to here due to lack of affordability . Eye problems like Cataract, Glaucoma, Refractive Error, and Childhood blindness are curable. Hence there is a need for immediate intervention in the area of eye care and services in interior areas of the state also. Refractive error among children is more than five per cent

Solution

The project aims to help procure surgical instruments for conducting corrective eye surgeries in children to prevent blindness. Non-availability of proper equipment hampers providing eye care. Mahavir Netralaya team which will include trained optometrist will organize eye screening camps in every district of the state in which poor children will undergo eye check-up. Those diagnosed with minor eye problems will be provided medicines. Those diagnosed with refractive errors will be given specs

Long-Term Impact

To restore healthy sight among poor children through quality eye care, the paediatric ophthalmology of Mahavir Arogya Sansthan will provide treatment at an affordable rate. Some times we offer free treatment which includes providing accommodation and food during stay. The outreach screening camps also aims to create awareness among the teachers, parents and students about eye diseases, their prevention and care.e) We aim to treat at least 1,000 children every year.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.hhhonline.org
https:/​/​mahavirarogyasansthan.com/​eye/​

Organization Information

Heart and Hand for Handicapped

Location: Flushing, NY - USA
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Project Leader:
chitra Dr
Flushing, NY United States
$27,087 raised of $35,000 goal
 
174 donations
$7,913 to go
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