Health
 India
Project #22568

Gift of Sight to 1000 needy people of rural India

by Alakh Nayan Mandir
Vetted

Summary

The aim of this project is to provide free cataract with IOL implantation surgery to 1000 patients from remote rural and tribal regions of Southern Rajasthan in India. This project will aid in reducing the backlog of blindness through identification and treatment of blinds at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. It will help patients regain their vision leading to a better quality of life.
$37,000.00
total goal
$36,850.00
remaining
3
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in India, however can easily be treated by surgical interventions. The magnitude of problem is more seen in remote rural and tribal regions, owing to lack of awareness, lack of adequate infrastructure & trained ophthalmic personnel and financial constraints. Residing in remote regions, they have limited access to better eye care services, which are usually accumulated in nearby urban areas.

Solution

This project will reach out to underprivileged communities through our free eye camps, identify potential patients and provide them surgical treatment. Funds generated from this project will be utilized to meet recurring expenditure occurred on organizing screening camps, to & fro transportation of patients from villages to base hospital, preoperative diagnostic procedures, operation with no-stitch Intra Ocular Lens Implantation, post operative care including medicines and 45 days free followup.

Long-Term Impact

Visual impairment not only decreases physical mobility of an individual causing emotional suffering but is also a significant economic burden on society. A visually challenged individual has restricted life and care taker of this blind also becomes non-productive. Hence, largely it results as an economic burden on the nation. Long term impact of this project will be an improved quality of life for beneficiaries and an enhanced financial status of their families, ensuing overall growth of country

Resources

http:/​/​www.alakhnayanmandir.org
Website of Alakh Nayan Mandir

Organization Information

Alakh Nayan Mandir

Location: Udaipur - India
Website: http:/​/​www.alakhnayanmandir.org
Project Leader:
Laxmi Jhala
Udaipur, Rajasthan India
$150 raised of $37,000 goal
 
4 donations
$36,850 to go
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