Treating Children suffering from Retinal Diseases

by Heart and Hand for Handicapped
Treating Children suffering from Retinal Diseases
Treating Children suffering from Retinal Diseases
Treating Children suffering from Retinal Diseases
Treating Children suffering from Retinal Diseases

This is the last progress report for Mahavir Netralaya.  The project is 98% funded due to generous donations from supporters of HHH. Special mention is required for the 2 Dr's from HHH who spearheaded the donations. Dr. Radha Gridharan and Dr.Chitra

Over the past 2 years we managed to collect a sum of $70,000 for Mahavir and also other 4 Eye projects which are supported by HHH. The poor children in Bihar with retinal issues have so much to thank each of you.

ln the last quarter we have been pursuing our endeavor to a healthy society as far as vision is concerned. We have kept our Surgery cost quite affordable which is very much lesser than what private practitioners are charging. Also, we are flexible with our surgery cost and we are making adjustment for the poor people in couple of cases, it is even done for free. Details of the Retinal surgery conducted (in lesser cost) at Mahavir Netralaya in last quarter:

Vitero etinal (VR) surgeries for Retinal detachment  - 3 Eyes

Vitero Retinal surgeries for Vitreous Haemorrase    - 2 Eyes

Management of nuclear Epiretinal Memb removal   - 1 Eye

Management of nuclear macular hole                       - 2 Eyes 

Photocoagulation(By Green Laser) for ROP             -  2 Eyes

Intravitreal Antivecif for ROP                                      - 2 Eye

 

Moreover As babies with premature birth are mostly sick & hospitalized, so we are planning to visit them in NICU itself and provide bedside Retinal examination.We are also going to conduct screening for Diabetic retinopathy in nearby places prevalence of Diabetes is very high in this part.

We have been successfully performing all above mentioned VR procedures in the past.

We would like to continue our services at an affordable cost. So that no patient should be left untreated.

For bedside screening of ROP we would like to purchase one good quality lndiect Opthalmoscope which costs around Rs. 2 lakhs with +28.0 D lens.
We are going to proceed with our programme with our own resources at present, in the last quarter we have been successfully performing retinal surgeries in a large number of cases including pediatric retinal cases.

The outcome of surgery was satisfactory and the patients were able to see much better. ln view of our growing number of retinal surgeries, we require funds to enhance our setup and be able to extend our reach to far corners of Bihar.

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Heart And Hand for Handicapped is celebrateing it's 50th anniversary this year. For the past 50 years an organization conceived at the Ganesh Temple in NY has been helping differently abled children in India and USA by sending donations to various charities.

Mahavir Netralaya server the poorest of the poor children in Bihar(India) where basic facilities are non-existent and children with retinal issues are left untreated

  
Using the funds collected so far in the last quarter the organization has been pursuing an endeavor to a healthy society as far as children's vision is concerned at Bihar

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Details of the Retinal surgery conducted at Mahavir Netralaya for children in last quarter 2021 are enumerated below:

 In the last quarter Mahavir Netralaya has been pursuing our endeavor to a healthy society as far as vision is concerned.  Mahavir Netralaya has kept our Surgery cost quite affordable which is very much lesser than what private practitioners are charging. Also, Mahavir Netralaya is flexible with surgery cost for children and is making adjustment for the poor people in couple of cases, it is even done for free.  

 Details of the Retinal surgery conducted (in lesser cost) at Mahavir Netralaya in last quarter 2021:

  • Vitero Retinal (VR) surgeries for Retinal detachment                     -    3 eyes were treated for children
  • Vitero Retinal surgeries for Vitreous Haemorrage                          -    2 eyes were treated for children
  • Management of nuclear Epiretinal Memb removal                          -    1 eye were treated for children
  • Management of  macular hole                                                         -    2 eyes were treated for children
  • Photocoagulation (by GREEN) laser for ROP                                 -    2 eyes were treated for children
  • Intravitreal  AntiVEGF for ROP                                                       -     2 eyes were treated for children

In addition for babies with premature birth are mostly sick & hospitalized, the doctors are planning to visit them in NICU itself and provide bedside Retinal examination.

This organization is planning to conduct screening for Diabetic retinopathy in nearby places as prevalence of Diabetes is very high in this part.

Mahavir Netralaya has been successfully performing all above mentioned VR procedures in the past. We would like to continue our services at an affordable cost. So that “NO” patient should be left  untreated.

For bedside screening of ROP in the next quarter 2022 we would like to purchase one good quality Indirect Ophthalmoscope which costs around $2600 using the donations from GlobalGiving .

in the last quarter the organization has been successfully performing retinal surgeries in a large number of cases including pediatric retinal cases.  The outcome of surgery was satisfactory and the patients were able to see much better.  In view of our growing number of retinal surgeries, we require funds to enhance our setup and be able to extend our reach to far corners of Bihar.

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HHH is going to celebrate it's 50th anniversary this year. For the past 50 years and organization conceived at the Ganesh Temple in NY has been helping differently abled children throughout the world by sending donations to various charities.

Using the funds collected so far in the last quarter the organization has been pursuing an endeavor to a healthy society as far as children's vision is concerned at Bihar

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Details of the Retinal surgery conducted at Mahavir Netralaya for children in last few months are enumerated below:

  • Green Laser for Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) - 4 eyes
  • Intravitreal AVASTN injection in RoP cases - 6 eyes
  • Vitero Retinal surgeries forTraumaticRD-4eyes
  • Vitero Retinal surgeries for MacularHole-2eyes
  • Foreign body removal from vitreous - 1 eye
  • Traumatic lens dislocation removal & secondary IOL - 1 eye

Furthermore, this organization would like to enhance our services in Posterior segment (i.e. Retina) at Mahavir Netralaya apart from our pediatric and General ophthalmology segment especially for children with retinal problems.

 

The retinal problems in pediatric patients are mostly left unattended by general ophthalmologist in far flung areas because of lack of facility. Moreover, most of these patients belong to deprived section of the society and are unable to reach tertiary care hospitals.

Continuing with our dedicated service, the organization would like to extend our approach to whole of Bihar so that more and more children can be treated and cured. For this, they are going to conduct
regular screening at different location around our district where we will do the primary
examination. From those children select those who need further treatment or surgery. we plan to bring them to the center and do the required procedure and then drop them to their destination with proper
advice.


1. The cost of surgery comes to around Rs. 25000 Rs for each Retinal case apart from the
General Anesthesia charges. considering approximately 100 to 120 cases in a year, the total
cost will exceed Rs' 25 lakhs'
2. For better screening and monitoring of Retinal surgeries cases, we would like to purchase one RETCAM machine which costs around Rs' 20 lakhs

 Please do contribute towards the noble cause by participating in the GlobalGiving campaigns for this project

Thanks and Regards
HHH team 

 

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Heart and Hand for Handicapped

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chitra Dr
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