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EYE CARE - R.A.C.E.

 
 

Organization : Vishvakalyan Society

 
 

Location : Gujarat

 
 

Project Description

R.A.C.E. - Regular And Comprehensive Eye Care to control Avoidable Blindness: Initially eye care was an additional activity and organization has organized one or two camps during winter. After Dr. Dinesh C. Parikh became founder member of ‘Vision 2020’ organization decided to make their area cataract free.  

  • First Free Eye Camp was conducted in 1995. Eye clinic was started in 1997.
  • Apart from free out-reach camps, on every Wednesday and Saturday screening of vision & every Tuesday and Friday Cataract surgery is performed free at base hospital.
  • The ratio of free & paid treatment is 75% & 25 approximately.
  • Help Age India is one of our major donor since 1999.
  • In 2015 organization colabrated with Help Age India & Help Me See to control avoidable blindness in targeted area and to make it Cataract Free & Aware Zone.
  • Organization work in close association of Government, National NGOs like Help Age India & local organizations like Sarjan Foundation, Angira Ashram, Red Cross, Rotary club.
  • Organization has performed more than 17,304 Free Cataract Surgeries till February, 2015. Year wise break up in as shown below.

Year      

Number of Free Cataract Surgeries Performed

2004 - 2005

246

2005 - 2006

234

2006 - 2007

354

2007 - 2008

1,458

2008 - 2009

1,962

2009 - 2010

1,767

2010 - 2011

2,613

2011 - 2012

1,883

2012 - 2013

2,257

2013 - 2014

2,719

2014 - 2015

1,811

Total

17,304

 
 
 

Project Type : Donor funded

 
 

Project Donors and Partners

Help Age India
 
 
 

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