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Free cataract surgery at our camp costs an average of $80 per patient. Expenses rise to around $200 when patient needs extra care, attention and is to be treated at a proper medical facility.

 

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Gift of Vision, Options:

  • $800: Donate for ten surgeries

  • $240: Donate for three surgeries

  • $160: Donate for two surgeries

  • $80: Donate for one surgery

  • $1: Every dollar will go to the Free Eye Camp
 

More Information on our Cataract Camp

 

Every year, SMILE conducts a free cataract surgery camp at Barsana village, Mathura District, Uttar Pradesh, India.  Our team screens more than 2000 patients and deserving cases are operated for cataract.

Barsana is surrounded by a cluster of 120 villages. The villagers here are extremely poor and could barely afford one square meal a day. There are no medical facilities in this cluster. Due to their extreme poverty and lack of medical facilities they prefer to lead a life of blindness due to cataract. SMILE takes a lot of efforts to provide them modern and quality services. All the required equipments, medicines, lenses, surgical items, Operating microscopes etc are transported from Mumbai (India) to Barsana. Our team of volunteers put their efforts together to build a fully equipped, modern and sterile operation theatre in the primary health center at Barsana.

Usually the team consists of a number of qualified and well known Ophthalmologists, more than 30 MBBS doctors, Nurses and around 150 volunteers from various fields who take a break from there respective engagements and make themselves fully available for the camp working for more than 10 hrs a day without expecting anything in return.

Special features of the Camp:

  • Detailed preoperative examination of the eye
  • Advanced imported German Zeis operating microscopes are used
  • Sterilization standards and the protocols involved are of very high standards
  • Suture less surgery for cataract removal with implantation of intra-occular lens in each patient
  • 24 hrs. post-operative care before discharge
  • Immediate post operative follow up camp after 4 days of discharge
  • Final follow up after 40days of discharge
  • Patients receive post-operative medicines for 40 days along with 1 blanket and black goggles totally free of cost
  • Wholesome lacto-vegetarian food for the patient and 1 relative till the patient is discharged completely free of cost
  • All the patients and relatives are treated with great love irrespective of their cast, creed and financial backgrounds
  • Children, one-eyed patients and patients requiring specialized care, who cannot be operated in the camp setup are brought to advanced medical facilities in Mumbai, admitted, operated and sent back to Barsana, free of cost


Over 14,000 screened…, 2000 plus operated,
Yet millions remain to be reached…

Due to the overwhelming response and dire need of the villagers we also conduct dental camp during the same period at Barsana.

 

Thank you for your generous contribution to this cause for humanity!


 

 


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