Quality Cataract Centre in Dahod, Community Services for Tribal in Dahod
In a normal eye, light passes through a clear lens which helps to focus the images into the retina at the back of the eye. The lens becomes cloudy or opaque which is called as cataract. It’s a normal ageing process. The surgery consist of removing the cataractous lens and the implantation of Intraocular Lens (IOL).
The cataract and intraocular lens department at Drashti Netralaya routinely performs state-of-the-art phacoemulsification surgery with foldable IOLs (commonly known as “no pad, no injection, no stitch”) surgery.
“Cataract is clouding of the lens of the eye which impedes the passage of light. Although most cases of cataract are related to the aging process, occasionally children can be born with the condition, or a cataract may develop after eye injuries, inflammation, and some other eye diseases.”
Cataract is leading cause of blindness and of visual impairment which is responsible for 48% of world blindness. However, especially in remote areas around Dahod due to a lack of access to eye care. At Drashti Netralaya, phacoemulsification surgery with foldable IOLs (commonly known as “no pad, no injection, and no stitch”) surgery is performed along with other complex surgeries.
TERTIARY LEVEL OF CARE OF CATARACT
Drashti Netralaya deals with all complicated cataracts as well as nucleus drop done as a complication by other surgeons.
The only treatment of cataract is removal of cataractous lens by any means.
- Sight Savers International
- District Blindless Control Society-Dahod
- Shree Bhanuchandra Keshavlal Bhansali Trust,Surat
The eye surgeons of Drashti Netralaya are fully trained for sutureless cataract at Asia’s premier eye institute like Sankara Nethralaya, Chenai. In this tribal belt. Cataract blindness incidence, which is absolutely preventable, is too high. The cataract department of Drashti Netralaya assures quality cataract surgeries through professionally oriented, committed and trained team.
Myself, Parvatiben Nalvaya, 70 yrs old rural tribal female Limdabra village, twenty km away from dahod, I have four sons. After monsoon my sons migrates to Gujarat for getting work. I had lost vision in both eyes from last three month with pain and watering from both eyes. I was facing many difficulties. I was unable to walk without support of any one. I was worried but I was unable to spend money after treatment due to my poor economic condition. I came to know about DN camp through newspaper. I get my eyes examined at camp from where I was reffered to base hospital for surgical treatment, I have been treated here for cataract for both eyes. I am able to see. Before surgery, one person was required to look after me but now I am able to do my work by myself. Now I am not dependent on others for my routine activities. DN has transformed my life.