The NGO has 3 surgical centers in UP and Rajasthan, where only cataract surgeries are undertaken. Through these centers they are able to cater to the old and poor patients of rural backgrounds, who would have otherwise lived a life of abject darkness.
The touching story below was sent by the Eye Consultant of Rampur, in Saharanpur district of UP
The patient was brought on the back of one of the attendants and according to attendant the patient was not able to see and slowly she was losing interest in her life and waiting for death. Looking at her age and lack of anaesthetic backup during surgery we were bit reluctant to operate but later we decided to operate for cataract on her right eye.
After surgery patient regained a vision of 6/18 unaided (6/6 is complete vision) next day which remained as is on her first follow up after four days. According to the patient's attendant, she has now started eating well, taking interest in daily activities and planning for the future, even encouraging other elders to go to hospital and get operated. When I asked her how she is feeling after surgery, she replied "Mohe phir se duniya dikha deen" (you made me see this world again)". Now we are planning to operate on her other eye very soon..
Now we realize that a simple cataract surgery can make a BIG IMPACT in the life of people as well as in the community as whole. Feeling proud to be part of the Shroff family.
For Rs. 1,200, you too can help a poor person regain sight through a cataract surgery