SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY INITIATIVES
Name: VISION INDIA FOUNDATION
Activities of Vision India Foundation since its inception in March 2003
The group of doctors coming together to form this trust had already conducted two state level continuing medical education(CME) work shops in Pune since 2000. Multiple eye camps were held in Kurnool and Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh, Ajmer and Rasoolpura in Rajasthan. In Maharashtra camps were held at Ranjangaon, Ambad, Shivli, Pune, Malthan and Ketkawli. The thought of setting up a charitable trust was born out of the need to streamline the activities and introduce transparency into its working and funding.
Vision India Foundation was founded in March 2003 with the stated objective of providing ophthalmic facilities in ophthalmic diseases not well covered by other NGOs as well as upgrading the knowledge of the ophthalmic community to face the challenges of newer techniques and technology.
CD 1 : Masters of Phaco
Double CD pack showing representative phaco surgeries of leading Phaco Surgeons.
CD 2: Atlas of Posterior Segment Conditions
For the resident and clinician for spot diagnosis.
CD 3: SICS
Double CD pack, showing Blumenthals technique, visco expression, cracking.
CD 4: Endophthalmitis and Medicolegal
Prevention, management, medicolegal issues, intravitreal injections, first five things to do when served a legal notice, mock court.
CD 5: Diabetic Retinopathy
Clinical features, medical, lasers and surgical treatments, newer developments, role of diabetic control- must for every clinician.
CD 6: Slit Lamp Biomicroscope
Applications, techniques, working and extended uses.
CD 7: Selecting your Instruments
Technical features and what they mean clinically and financially. Covers common instruments like slit lamp, A scan, operating microscope, phacoemulsifier, tips on financing.
CD 8: Eales’ Disease
A must for everyone as not covered adequately in standard textbooks.
CD 9: Atlas of Anterior Segment Conditions
Public Awareness Campaign against Diabetic Retinopathy
The diabetic epidemic does not need any introduction. Diabetic retinopathy has a prevalence of 20- 30% in various studies amongst the diabetic population .Diabetic retinopathy has the potential to cause blindness substantially reducing the quality of life of the individual as well placing burden on the public health system and indirectly on the national exchequer. Timely laser treatment can reduce by 90% the chances of blindness. This can be only possible if all diabetic patients are screened regularly, immaterial of their visual status. Studies conducted by us show poor awareness of this risk of blindness even in educated diabetics. The trust has finalized a campaign to create public awareness in the state of Maharashtra.
DONATIONS IN THE NAME OF “VISION INDIA FOUNDATION” payable in Pune. (eligible for Income tax benefit under section 80G)
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