Eye Care Programs
Cataract-related blindness accounts for 80 percent of all visual impairments in India. Loss of vision can lead to complete financial and physical dependence, and it can affect personal relationships. PRASAD operates a 25-bed in-patient ward and an outpatient clinic with the latest eye care equipment. Doctors usually perform cataract surgery on an outpatient basis, and the in-patient ward is available to ensure that patients get the post-operative care they need for a full recovery.
Since 1990, PRASAD volunteers and staff have provided eye health screenings and treatment for more than 100,000 people through home visits, in-school screenings and mobile eye camps. PRASAD Chikitsa has been providing approximately 500 cataract surgeries each year.