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SLUM VISION PROJECT 2016

SLUM VISION PROJECT 2016

The Slum Vision Project is a first of its kind in Chennai wherein a comprehensive Eye Screening will be done for all Slum dwellers. In a recent analysis close to 26 – 30% of the population of Chennai are living in the Slums.  There are close to about 3000 slums in and around Chennai with a total population of 1.5 to 2 million people.  Each slum has an average of around 200 to 300 house hold.

The aim of this project is to identify and treat Curable Blindness in the slum population.  A total of 1000 slums will be covered in the next 4 years in this Slum Vision Project.

Nethra Vahana is a mobile ophthalmic clinic supported by the Cognizant Foundation and the Vijay Amirthraj foundation.  The Nethra Vahana which is the main outreach project of CVCT, started in the year 2011 and upgraded to bigger and better van in the year 2015. The VAN is well equipped with State of the art Ophthalmic Gadgets like Fundus Camera, Green Laser (for Diabetic Retinopathy), YAG Laser (for Glaucoma and after cataract) Optical, pharmacy, Tele Ophthalmic Unit, Slit Lamp Biomicroscope, Non Contact Tonometer.

 

In the Slum Vision Project we will be doing the following in the slums

  • VISION TESTING
  • INTRA OCULAR PRESSURE CHECKING USING NON CONTACT TONOMETER
  • SLIT LAMP EXAMINATION
  • DIABETIC RETINOPATHY SCREENING
  • GLAUCOMA SCREENING
  • FREE EYE DROPS
  • YAG LASER TREATMENT FOR GLAUCOMA & AFTER CATARACT
  • GREEN LASER FOR DIABETIC RETINOPATHY
  • FREE SPECTACLES PER SLUM
  • VITAMIN A SUPPLIMENTS
  • BLOOD SUGAR TESTING
  • CHECKING OF BLOOD PRESSURE

Patients who require Cataract or any other Eye Surgeries will be transported to the base Hospital for surgery done using the latest technology in our high tech operation theater Free of Cost.

Slum Vision Project will be dedicated to the Nation by Shri H. Raja (National Secretary of BJP) in the presence of Shri Vara Prasad Rao (Member of Parliament Lok Sabha-Triupathi), Rtn. Natarajan Nagoji District Governor RI 3230 on 30th December 2016 at 3 pm.

In a nutshell the Slum Vision Project is a boon to the slum dwellers of Chennai with 360 degree coverage of Eye Care problems ensuring a bright future for the poor and the needy.

The following are the land mark project of Rajan Eye Care Hospital till date:

  • BLIND FREE INDIA:  A REALITY PROJECT – 2007.
  • DIABETIC RETINOPATHY PROJECT – 2008 Diabetic Retinopathy is  becoming a major problem in both urban and rural India. Diabetic detection camps will be done on a regular basis throughout the Rotary District. Free laser photocoagulation will be done for these patients as well as Vitrectomy surgery for advanced diabetes patients.
  • CORNEA -2009, it’s a crusade against CORNEAL BLINDNESS” under which 1000 Corneal Transplant surgeries will be performed for Children below the age of 15 years.
  • REEP: (Refractive Errors Education and Prevention) was launched in the year 2008 with an objective of eradicating blindness in children in this part of the country in and around Chennai.
  • PROJECT TEC – 2010: Tender Eye Care Project was launched with an objective of eradicating blindness in children keeping this goal in mind, the hospital has extended its facilities free of cost for any child upto the age of 12 at Rajan Eye Care.
  • ROTAVISION : The ROTAVISION aims to give a comprehensive quality eye care for all sections of the community at all ages, irrespective of caste, creed, religion and socioeconomic status. The project ROTAVISION was launched on 21 st February 2014.
  • ROGOS -2012: Rotary Gift of Sight. ROGOS aims to deliver Eye Care to all sections of the community mainly focusing on Corneal Blindness (Affects the younger people) and Diabetic Retinopathy (affects the older people)
  • ROTATOPP -2016: one of its kind project, plan to screen premature/low birth weight new born over a period of three years. Screening will be in neonatal intensive care units on all premature newborns and those weighing less than 2000gms. Screening coverage will be extended to a radius of 150 kilometers from Chennai.

Prof. Dr. Mohan Rajan                                                                                                                             Dr. Sujatha Mohan

Chairman  & Medical Director.                                                                                                               Executive Medical Director

RAJAN EYE CARE HOSPITAL

T. NAGAR, CHENNAI

 

 

 

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