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Sankar Foundation’s Rural Eye Camps transform the lives of thousands of rural poor.


One of the most cherished activities of Sankar Foundation Eye hospital is the organization of Comprehensive Eye Camps in the rural areas in and around Visakhaptnam. The three districts of Vizag, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram are habitat to 1,16,00,000 people around 1,65,000 suffer from cataract.

  • Sankar Foundation conducts eye camps 6 days a week in interior villages of the three districts.

  • The people of the villages are sounded on the day of the screening camp with the help some local NGO groups.

  • A team comprising of a medical officer, refractionists and other support staff screens people for disease symptoms.

  • Those identified with cataract and other eye diseases of cornea, etc glaucoma, squint  are selected and referred to the base hospital for surgery on a specified date.

  • On the said day a bus picks them up from the villages, gets them to the hospital and surgeries are performed.

  • They are accommodated in the wards and given quality, sumptuous food free of cost.

  • The next day, the bandages to the eyes are opened and they are given counseling on how to take care of their eyes in the future, along with the necessary medication.

  • The bus drops them back in their respective villages. Follow up camps are conducted for further assessment of vision.

  • All this absolutely free of cost to the patient and with much love.


One has to actually see the joy in the faces of the patients when the bandages are opened and they regain their sight. It is this joy that is the motivating force of every one working at Sankar Foundation.

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