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