ADOPT AN EYE
Adopt an Eye drive is where people adopt phaco with foldable surgery for the poor in just Rs 7000.
This drive is started to curb the free eye surgery camps fashion where mass surgeries are done in most unhygienic conditions. Well affording people can easily afford Rs 7000 for a phaco surgery, which makes a huge difference to the life of a blind.
As a convention, several organizations including govt are providing funds for cataract surgery for the poor, but the budget provided for these cataract surgeries is used to do manual cataract surgery, which involves the twenty-year-old method for cataract surgery where blades and sutures are used and the non-foldable lens is provided.
Since these poor patients can't maintain basic hygiene and the incidence of infection after manual cataract surgery is very high, therefore a lot of episodes of bulk infection and vision loss are reported in such camp cases.
Netram Eye Foundation principally differs from any of these organizations, as our core vision is “Equal sight to all”, whether they can pay, pay less, or not pay at all.
Since its inception in 2011, at Netram, even the free surgeries are done by phacoemulsification technique, with foldable intraocular implant and NO NEEDLE anesthesia.
“Adopt An Eye” drive-by Netram syncs with our core philosophy that the poor and needy should get a phaco surgery for cataract removal and be done by a trained surgeon. We motivate people to donate an amount equivalent to having a dinner of two. The details of the beneficiary patient are provided to the donor.