Cataract remains by far the biggest cause of blindness in India. And the rural poor and marginalized are the most affected. Lack of awareness, geographic barriers, economic barriers, lack of infrastructure and lack of trained personnel, all contribute to the backlog that India combats.
Across the network of Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, routine screening camps are conducted in their catchment area and ensured optimum post operative vision is served to the people. A 15 minute intervention that brings light into dark worlds.
In 2019-20 alone, under this programme, more than 200,000 people were screened across different geographies and more than 15000 sight restoring surgeries performed.
The success of this programme depends on the continuing help and support we receive from local stakeholders, various funding organizations and the Government of India under the National Programme of Control of Blindness and Visual Impairment (NPCBVI)