Altogether Hamara Bandhan e. V.'s Eye Camps have saved the eyesight of over 9,000 people on this day. We have organized over 200 Eye Camps in the state of Karnataka in places like Bidar, Gulbarga, Haveri, Mysore and Bangalore.
Only 25 Euros can help to save eye sight of a cataract patient which would include Checkup's (Pre and Post) and the cataract operation.
We arrange Eye Camps in the rural area in Karnataka in districts like Bidar, Gulbarga, Haveri, Mysore and Bangalore in South India. The aim of the Eye Camp is the eradication of cataract, a disease of the eye which is common in South India. Patients undergo a minor operation replacing the clouded lens with an artificial one. This costs about 25 Euros, but still many patients cannot afford the operation. Hamara Bandhan e. V. helps these people by providing free treatment for them.
The Disease of cataract is very common in India. This is due to strong solar radiation and the malnutrition among the poor sections of the population. Cataract causes clouding of the eye lens, resulting in the weakening and ultimately complete loss of eyesight. Financially backward people suffering from cataract rarely have the chance to get adequate treatment in an eye hospital because hospitals are either too far away or too expensive. So we decided to dedicate our first project to these people and provide them with adequate cataract treatment - a simple minor operation - free of cost.
The costs for information, transportation to the checkup centre, medicine's, lenses and the operation is to be borne by the organization funded by your donation. About 50 patient depending on the illness ratio were operated, only 25 Euros per patient will cover all costs including the pre and post checkup's and the operation.
We give importance to the Medical qualification of the staff carrying out the examination and treatment in our "Eye Camp" and to the hygienic standards of the hospital where the patient's are operated in. This lead us to Dr. Sybil Meshramkar the director of Velemegna Hospitals Golekhana in Bidar and to Dr. Pujari, the HoD Ophtomology of the Basaveshwar Hospital in Gulbarga.
The meticulous planning of ours in India and here in Germany made it possible to have smooth and successful eye camps in all these years.
The information about the Eye Camp and Free eye checkup in the villages are done by distributing flyers and is announced with the help of a Microphone and speakers which are mounted on a vehicle and the date is informed to the people for the Eye checkup, each patients are then individually checked up and decided weather an operation is required in their respective case or not. About 300 people are checked up for Cataract and about 50 patients are selected by the doctors team who they think can be operated by which they will receive their eye sight back.
For the operation the patients are brought from their respective villages to local Hospital. The patients are kept in the Hospital for two days and in the operation the Eye Lens are replaced. After 2 days post operation stay in hospital the patient are taken back home, to make sure the operation has been successful the patient will be taken back after six weeks to the hospital for a post checkup and then after the post check up we bring back the patients to their respective villages to their home.
During our visits in Bidar we could see the operated patient and could feel that our efforts are reaching its goal. It was through your support and donations that we together with you, the doctors team could give the patient their eye sight back by which they are no more dependent on any other person and can once again see the beautiful color of life
Naturally it is also possible because of the good work of our partners and all our efforts and expectations what we had, being here in Germany has reached to it's ultimate result.
And this could and can be achieved for just 25 Euros per operated patient.