Chaithanya Sight Foundation Chaithanya Rural Eye Hospital

Chaithanya Sight Foundation

Chaithanya Sight Foundation was founded in July 1997 as a Charitable Trust mainly to cater to community ophthalmic services to the poor and the needy in rural areas. As a matter of fact, it was an offshoot of Chaithanya Eye Hospital & Research Institute, a Super Speciality Eye Hospital with all modern facilities. This ISO 9001:2000 certified hospital treats more than 80,000 patients including foreigners in a year and is recognized by various Government and other agencies for the eye treatment of their employees and their families. When this hospital was started, the management noticed that there were many people in our society who badly needed the modern treatment but could not afford the cost. So, we thought that it was our duty to make these facilities available in deserving cases free of cost; the aim being prevention of blindness. This social commitment needed a lot of manpower and finance. Chaithanya Eye Hospital & Research Institute has been closely associated with Chaithanya Sight Foundation in providing the above requirements.

Community Ophthalmology Report

Infra Structure of CEHRI

Chaithanya Eye Hospital and Research Institute is an exclusive super specialty eye hospital is closely associated with the activities of the sight Foundation. Most of the activities are done with the active support of Chaithanya Eye Hospital, which has the following specialties managed by competent and experienced doctors.
Cataract Services
Vitreo Retinal Services
Cornea Clinic
Glaucoma Clinic
Pediatric Ophthalmology Clinic
Squint and LVA Clinic
Migraine Clinic
General Ophthalmology Clinic
Eye Bank

Aim

The aim of the Trust is to provide Community Ophthalmic Services to poor people in the rural areas, our services include:
Rural outreach eye camps to identify eye diseases and providing treatment
Free cataract surgery
Eye disease check up at old age homes
Leprosy home eye check-up and free treatment
Diabetic Retinopathy screening camp
OP treatment of poor patients in the Hospital
Providing free surgical/ medical treatment for eye diseases, especially Cataract
School Screening programmes
Conducting seminars and Awareness programmes on eye donation, prevention of blindness etc. to NGO’s, Anganwadi teachers and School teachers.

Major Activities

Chaithanya Sight Foundation was founded in July 1997 as a Charitable Trust mainly to cater to community ophthalmic services to the poor and t style="background-color: #E8E8E8;"he needy in rural areas. As a matter of fact, it was an offshoot of Chaithanya Eye Hospital & Research Institute, a Super Speciality Eye Hospital with all modern facilities. This ISO 9001:2000 certified hospital treats more than 80,000 patients including foreigners in a year and is recognized by various Government and other agencies for the eye treatment of their employees and their families. When this hospital was started, the management noticed that there were many people in our society who badly needed the modern treatment but could not afford the cost. So, we thought that it was our duty to make these facilities available in deserving cases free of cost; the aim being prevention of blindness. This social commitment needed a lot of manpower and finance. Chaithanya Eye Hospital & Research Institute has been closely associated with Chaithanya Sight Foundation in providing the above requirements.

Cataract surgery summary from last 5 years
YearFree Cataract
Surgery Performed
2016102
2017107
2018232
2019174
2020 ( Till March )31
Camp Summary of Last Five Years:
YearNo. of Camps ConductedNo. of patients Screened
2017727358
201815617782
201913811931
2020252034
20211213

Social Awareness Programmes

In addition, we are conducting seminars, orientation classes and awareness programmes to social workers, Anganwadi teachers etc. The aim of such programmes is to enable the social workers, teachers of preschool children etc, who have close contact with rural population, to identify people having visual incapacities and are not taking treatment due to ignorance or poverty.
Voluntary organization like Nehru Yuva Kendra, National Services Scheme, Youth Clubs in rural areas, Residential Associations, Various NGOs etc have rendered help to us in organizing the seminars and conducting camps for poor patients.

Sl No Year No, of School Screening Programmes Organized
1201643
2201769
3201844
4201935
5202014

School Health Scheme

We are offering Screening of school children for visual impairment. Children requiring treatments are advised to come to Chaithanya Eye hospital for further management. Treatment is offered at free/ concession rates to the children depending up on the financial capability of the parents. We have covered children of all schools in Attingal and all around Trivandrum which enabled the Attingal Municipality to get an award in this regard as the best Municipality in Kerala.

Sight Kerala


For educating the general public the general public about eye diseases and treatment available and propagating the message of eye donation and avoidable blindness, the Chaithanya sight Foundation publish a quarterly titled "Sight Kerala". Articles on eye diseases by ophthalmologist and on other subjects of topical importance are published in this magazine.

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