Eye Banks in Uttar Pradesh
There are many Eye Hospitals and Eye Donation Banks covered under government and private sectors all over the state. However, Uttar Pradesh is one of the states in the North where access to quality eye care is lacking. Thankfully, with more awareness of eye care among the public along with knowledge about eye donation undertaken through vigorous educational programmes conducted by the premier eye hospitals in the state, the government services as well as private entrepreneurs and charitable institutions are gearing up individually and through partnerships, where necessary, to ensure that eye care services meet quality standards and are reaching out to even the remotest areas within the state.
ICare Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute Noida
The ICare Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute at Noida is one of the premier eye care service providers among many others that has recognized the urgent need to provide eye care services to the public.Address:
ICare Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute,
H-1A/1, Plot No,1, Zygon Square, 1st Floor, Sector 63, Noida 201301
Tel: 91 (120) 4545668
Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital
Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital is an eye hospital equipped with full-fledged services for all ophthalmic ailments and treatments. The Combat Blindness Foundation of the USA supports this hospital with generous contributions and medical advice for the performance of cataracts and other procedures to restore vision. This hospital is ably supported by six Vision Centres spread across UP – Rampur, Meerut, Lekhimpur Kheri, Vrindavan etc.Address:
Dr Shroff Charity Eye Hospital,
Near Motherland School, Telipura, Delhi-Saharanpur Road, Rampur
Tel: 91 (133) 6296300
The Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP)
The Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP), together with a few charity hospitals in Uttar Pradesh, aims to provide basic eye care and cataract surgeries in the state’s deep rural pockets.
The HCP has its roots in the lofty vision it has envisaged for the prevention and cure of treatable blindness in the Himalayan region. Along with highest mountain ranges of the world are the highest reported cases of cataract blindness. The reasons for this have not been fully established; many factors like diet, exposure to bright sunlight, high altitude, genetic predispositions etc. are in play here.
HCP aims to tackle the inequality in the global distribution of vision impairment which shows that 90% of the blind population live in the developing world. To alleviate this trend, affordable and replicable eye care services and surgery models are being found for use in the developing world with better reach to the people.
The Himalayan Cataract Project can be contacted through their website www.curedblindness.org for enquiries and more information and to make donations.
Among the services that are covered by government and private sector hospitals in eye care are:
- Cataract surgery
- Comprehensive Eyecare
- Glaucoma Prevention
- Optical services
- Paediatric Eyecare
- Refractive Lens services
- Retina treatment
Besides regular and specialized eye care services, government eye hospitals and those eye care hospitals in the private sector have eye banks networked through public health care systems at district level to harvest eyes from donors for transplantation to patients of vision loss, accidents and injuries.