Free Eye Surgeries to Rural Poor in India
People in rural areas have a very high percentage of blindness in India. More than 80% of the blindness can easily be cured. Unfortunately, most of these people cannot afford even basic eye care. Let us join hands to help eradicate this curable blindness. One eye surgery can save the entire family.
Rural Hope Foundation will be organizing few eye camps in several states in India in collaboration with Sankara Eye Hospitals. Targeting to perform 800-1000 free cataract surgeries for rural poor. In the past few years, with support from donors like you, Rural Hope Foundation conducted 23 eye camps in Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Gujarat, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh states and performed 2994 free eye surgeries for rural poor.
At the eye camp, everyone would be screened. Identified people will be taken to the local Sankara Eye Hospital for eye surgery. Operation will be performed and the patients will be dropped back at the camp place after 48 hours. Four weeks later Sankara Eye care team will visit these patients at the village, check the progress, verify the sight and send them eye glasses.
Rural Hope Foundation needs your support to perform these surgeries. Please donate generously and spread the word about these eye camps.