Cataract and Corneal Transplant Surgeries for economically weak semi rural senior citizens around Pune an ongoing project for LAST TWENTY YEARS by Pune Central
Beneficiaries : 200
Cost : 500000
President : Ravi Kapoor
Rotarian Team : NA
Non Rotary Partner : K.K Eye Institute, H V Desai Eye Hospital, Netra Seva Kendra Shri Ganapati Netralaya, Dr. Raskar Eye Hospital
Cataract and corneal opacity are two of the causes of blindness. The aim of this project is to prevent/cure such blindness through surgeries. This year, 100 cataract surgeries and 100 corneal transplant surgeries have been performed/planned for economically backward patients in and around Pune. In cataract surgery, blindness is prevented/cured by inserting an artificial lens in the eye. In corneal transplant, the patient’s cornea is transplanted with a new cornea from a donor. The surgeries are free for the beneficiaries. We do provide lodging & boarding for two days for pre and post operational care This has been an ongoing project of our club for about 20 years, during which over 7000+ patients have benefited.