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Eye Care

Restoring Vision, Dignity & Independence

Cataract-related blindness accounts for 80% of all visual impairments in India. Loss of vision can lead to complete financial and physical dependence and adversely affect personal relationships.

PRASAD operates a 12-bed inpatient ward and an outpatient clinic with state-of-the-art eye care equipment. Doctors usually perform cataract surgery on an outpatient basis.  Vision is restored immediately after surgery, and patients are released 24 hours later.  For the next 15 days, patients go to scheduled check-ups at the clinic, apply drops, and generally protect their eyes.  They are then able to resume full, productive lives.

Since 1990, PRASAD volunteers and staff have provided eye health screenings and treatment for more than 250,000 people through home visits, in-school screenings, and mobile eye camps. Currently, PRASAD Chikitsa performs approximately 300 cataract surgeries annually.

Eye Care


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