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Ophthalmology Unit

 

On an average over 900 cataract surgeries are done in a year for the under privileged with the donations received from various bodies.

The unit was set up in association with Janaki Natarajan Vision Research & Visual Rehabilitation Charities of MN Eye Hospitals, in the year 2006. The aim of the unit was to provide free eye care and to do free cataract surgeries for the under privileged who have the right have good vision.

 

The unit houses the following facilities: 

  • Screening facilities for eye problems

  • State of art surgical equipment

  • Well-equipped dedicated ophthalmology operation theatre

  • Post-surgical care facilities

The centre recruits’ patients by conducting free eye screening camps primarily from the rural parts of Chennai and its neighbouring districts.

 

Those screened in the camps and shortlisted for surgeries are picked up from their villages / places in special buses and are brought to Rotary Hospital Ambattur and the cataract surgery is performed. The patients are provided day care accommodation and food at the hospital. Following post-operative care and medicines are given to them and they are dropped back at their places.

 

All the treatment costs are borne by the hospital with donations received from our club members, grants received from fellow Rotary Clubs located overseas, Rotary International, CSR funds from corporate houses and Philanthropists.

 

On an average over 900 cataract surgeries are done in a year for the under privileged with the donations received from various bodies.