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Healthcare: Free cataract surgeries for needy senior citizens - Vision Foundation of India

Background


According to the National Blindness and Visual Impairment Survey 2019, cataract is the leading cause of blindness in people above the age of 50 years. Of these, more than 90% of cases are avoidable.

ICICI Securities associated with Vision Foundation of India (VFI) - a non-profit, non-governmental organization, aims to reduce avoidable blindness among the under privileged sections of the society who have minimum or no access to eye care.


Details


Outreach camps will screen the beneficiaries conducted by Associate Hospitals. The beneficiaries selected will need to undergo the required pre-operative care-tests, followed by surgery and post-operative care. Due to the lockdown in FY 2020, the total number of surgeries planned in FY 2020 was postponed to FY 2021. The Company helped to conduct cataract surgeries for 1940 senior citizens , and for FY 2021, the focus was on the West Zone, however due to the pandemic, some surgeries have got carried forward to FY 2022.