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
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.