Save the eyesight of a person by supporting cataract surgery for a poor patient, INR 2240


Sankara Eye Hospital conducts rural outreach eye screening camps through its Kannoli-Vision Saver Project. These camps are conducted every day in the villages of Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur and Chittoor districts.

How It Works

• Sankara’s staff examine and select the patients.
• Those who are in need of surgical procedures are brought to the hospital via the hospital’s own transport.
• Pre-operative procedures are done on the first day, followed by surgery with Intra Ocular Lens the next day.
• Finally, on the third day, they are dropped back to their village after post-operative evaluation and after having given them dark glasses.
• During their stay, accommodation, food and medicines are provided absolutely free of cost.
• This donation will be used to partially support the cataract surgery for one poor patient.


• 50 – Number of free cataract surgeries with Intra Ocular Lens are performed daily
• Rs. 3,398 – Cost per surgery as per the j2011-12 budget plan
• 9.1 million – Number of people who are covered in these camps

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Medicines 145.00
Patient transportation 150.00
Electricity charges 108.00
Doctors & Staff Costs 1542.00
Visiting fee for Consultant 94.00
Repairs and maintenance – General, Instruments & Equipments 201.00
Unit Price 2240
Total 2240
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Working towards freedom from curable blindness
Chengaiah is working in a Municipality, since five years. He has lost his right leg due to septic foot. He developed blurred vision in his both eyes last year. He came to know that Pammal Sankara Eye Hospital is organizing free eye screening camps on third Wednesday of every month at Sri Paduka Mandapam, Sri Ramakrishna Mutt Road, Thirupathi. He attended the camp on 16.06.2010 & after examination he was selected for surgery.
He was brought to the base hospital on 16.06.2010 and admitted on the same day. He underwent the general health checkup & physical fitness. The cataract surgery with IOL was performed on 17.06.2010. He was provided with medicines, accommodation, food & nursing care during his stay, all absolutely free of cost. He was discharged the next day with good post-op vision and dropped back home.
The restoration of sight brought a huge change in his life. He says that he is now able to carry out his daily activities with ease. The post-op evaluation was carried out at his door step on 25.06.2010. He was so happy and said "I can never forget your hospital and your work. Your hospital and doctors have restored my lost visiton and given new life to see a wonderful world. Now, I am independent". He has started his daily chores with passion and happiness.

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