lets there be sight...
Blindness is a severe public health problem in developing countries like Nepal because more than two thirds of total blind in the world are in these countries. According to the Nepal Blindness Survey of 1981, 0.84% of the total populations in Nepal were blinds and 92% of them were residing in rural and hilly areas of the country. Cataract was estimated to increase by more than 20,000 every year. The survey also revealed that 80% of the blindness in the country was either curable or preventable if treated in time. However, at that time, the accessibility of eye care service in the country was meagre. In rural and hilly areas, it was even poor. The existence of eye care service was confined to surgical eye camps organized once in a while.
Low Vision Services
In - Patients Services
Out Patients Services
• Preventive and Curative Service • Creating awareness and reducing incidence of preventable blindness • Improving people's treatment seeking behaviors • Making Eye Care Service accessible to the people who are living below the poverty line • Extending services by developing manpower and infrastructure