Cataract, a leading cause of visual loss in the elderly, can be treated by a simple surgical procedure. However, lack of awareness and economic constraints prevent a vast majority of the population from receiving adequate care. If left untreated, an advanced cataract can lead to permanent visual loss. Glaucoma or problems related to high pressure inside the eye is another common cause of blindness.
To address this and myriad other eye related problems, Rajalakshmi Nethralaya, the charitable wing of The Eye Foundation was established in 2003 with the vision of providing quality eye care to the needy section of the society free of cost or at heavily subsidized cost.
To enlarge and increase the footprint of our community service activities of Rajalakshmi Nethralaya to the next level, Rotary Club of Coimbatore Texcity & The Eye Foundation launched “Eye Serve” an eye care program for the needy. The “Eye Serve” was launched on Saturday, 20th July, 2019 at Rajalakshmi Nethralaya by Rtn. R. Madhav Chandran, District Governor RI Dist 3201 & Dr. D. Ramamurthy, Chairman, The Eye Foundation.
Inauguration of Project Eye Serve on 20th July, 2019
Under “Eye Serve” Rotary Texcity will assist in identifying locations for community eye camps to be conducted by the medical team from Rajalakshmi Nethralaya. Rotary Texcity through its Global grant, equipped Rajalakshmi Nethralaya with advanced Biomedical equipment’s to carry out the complex investigative procedures & surgeries for the treatment of diseases like Glaucoma, Vitreo retinal disorders & Oculoplasty procedures at heavily subsidized cost to the needy. Rajalakshmi Nethralaya with extended services was inaugurated on Sunday, June 28th 2020.
Under Project Eye Serve during the period July 2019 – March 2020, 70258 people were screened for eye problems through various camps and 11490 people were found to have defective vision. Out of this free cataract surgery performed for 212 people.
Rajalakshmi Nethralaya located at 55/56, Subramaniam road, RS Puram, Coimbatore 641002.
Functions on all weekdays from 9 am to 1 pm. At Rajalakshmi Nethralaya, out patients are examined and patients requiring cataract & other surgery are treated free of cost either through District Blindness Control Society or under “Sudharshanam” scheme started by The Eye Foundation at RS Puram. In addition, The Eye Foundation routinely conducts various community outreach programs both in urban and rural areas of Coimbatore, Tirupur, Nilgiris, Pollachi & Erode districts.