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SCHOOL HEALTH EYE CARE PROJECT

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SCHOOL HEALTH EYE CARE PROJECT
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    Objectives

    • To run the Eye Bank on "Non-Profit" basis as per the guidelines of Eye Bank Association of India.
    • To heed "Right for Sight" programme vision 2020 of Government of India.
    • To assist in the National Prevention and Control of Blindness programme of Government of India.
    • To create awareness and propagate the need to "Donate Eyes" through various medias and taking the asistance of various social and service organizations.
    • To manage and run the Eye Bank to International standards.

    Statistics as per Eye Bank Association of India

    • Blind Population world over
    • Blind Population in India - over 2.5 Millions
    • Addition of the Blind Population per year in India - 25,000
    • Number of Eye Banks functioning in India -120
    • Number of donor eyes received and transplanted in India - 18,000 Per year, as against the requirement of 40,000 per year.

    It may be noted that out of over 2.5 million blind people, majority of them being children, industrial workers and agricultural laborers are the unfortunate victims of corneal blindness.

    With this backdrop, like minded and service oriented group of citizens comprising of Eye specialists and philanthropic people from different walks of life formed together to form the VEBART trust to run an Eye bank and other related activities to combat corneal blindness and in turn help the NPCB National Programme for control of blindness.

    Mohsin Eye Bank's Cornea collection and Transplantation data from 2001-May 2018

    YearCornea CollectionTransplantationRate of Transplants
    2001 12 11 92%
    2002 36 23 64%
    2003 64 47 73%
    2004 89 53 60%
    2005 105 58 55%
    2006 181 71 39%
    2007 171 85 50%
    2008 226 132 58%
    2009 262 181 65%
    2010 492 333 68%
    2011 420 284 68%
    2012 700 513 73%
    2013 827 533 64%
    2014 905 514 57%
    2015 486 145 30%
    2016 986 453 46%
    2017 1109 612 55%
    As on May-2018 435 244 56%
    TOTAL 7506 4282 57%