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Facilitating Cataract Surgery
Life changing stories of patients who underwent a Cataract Surgery.
“I am not worried as Care Netram is there to support me.”
Benudhar Mallick, 60, Itipur, Khordha Benudhar Mallick, a 60 year old man from Itipur Khordha district, was used to conduct small street plays for his livelihood. His son and son-in-law stay outside and they don’t take care of their parents since more than a year. It was very difficult to go outside for Benudhar as his vision gradually gone down. Our Care Netram team identified him at his village during community screening and offered him free eye surgery facility. At first he was not willing to go for a surgery as he has to take care of his family, but when our team and his wife counselled him he agreed. When our team visited him after a few days of surgery he was bringing water on his head. Our team explained him again not to do any hard work for one month. He said that he will work soon and he is not worried about his other eye as Care Netram is there to support him. Both – husband and wife – are very happy and thankful to Care Netram.
“I am no more scared of cloudy vision after cataract surgery.”
Labanga Patra, 55, Dumduma, Khordha
Labanga Patra: I worked as a daily labour in constructing homes in my village. But it was more and more difficult for me to work because everything around me was getting cloudy. That scared me a lot. I was really happy when I heard that there is an eye camp in our village. I went there and a team of Care Netram informed me that I have cataract. They also promised me to take care of my surgery.
They provided me a vehicle to go to the hospital and they also dropped me at my home after surgery with medicines and black glasses. After the cataract surgery my vision is very clear and I am confident that I will start working again soon.
“Without Care Netram I would not
be able to see again.”
Souri Nayak, 58, Radhanga, Jagatsinghpur
Souri Nayak: Thanks to Care Netram and the opportunity to get a free eye surgery I am now able again to do my daily activity and support my family in cooking and other household work. Without the organisation I would not be able to see again. Going to the hospital for an eye check-up and operation is a very difficult task for people like me because we are not able to manage our daily expenses with our daily income.
I was never able to go to an eye hospital. This is for the first time I checked my eyes in my life. Me and my family members are very thankful to Care Netram for their support and care.
“Without Care Netram I would not be able to see again.”
Souri Nayak, 58, Radhanga, Jagatsinghpur
Souri Nayak: Thanks to Care Netram and the opportunity to get a free eye surgery I am now able again to do my daily activity and support my family in cooking and other household work. Without the organisation I would not be able to see again. Going to the hospital for an eye check-up and operation is a very difficult task for people like me because we are not able to manage our daily expenses with our daily income. I was never able to go to an eye hospital. This is for the first time I checked my eyes in my life. Me and my family members are very thankful to Care Netram for their support and care.
“Now I can see again!”
Gati Mallick, 70, Itipur, Khordha got his vision back after cataract surgery
Gati Mallick a 70 years old man from Khordha district was suffering with difficulty in his daily activity like chopping the betel nut for chewing because he was nearly blind. He conducted little street plays and was doing farming for his livelihood but due to aging and poor visual acuity he has discontinued his profession four years back. His children’s are married and busy in their family lives. Care Netram identified him during a community screening camp for cataract surgery. We took him to the eye hospital and supported him to get a free cataract surgery. After post-surgery when our team visited his home he was doing well and happy with our service.
Respect Senior citizen by providing rights to sight
Debaprasad Das,76, Dialo, Tritol, Jagatsinghpur district is a retired teacher. During a Care Netram community screening program at Dialo village, our district coordinator saw him wearing a broken glass. Our coordinator counseled him about his problem. Care Netram team came to know that he is not willing to travel to the city to get his eye check-up done and buy the glasses. That’s why he is managing with the old one. After the screening, our team explained to him about his eye problem and provided him his new power glass. He was very happy with the new glasses because it was very light weight and good looking as compared to his old glasses.
Out reach program beneficiary thanks to Care Netram
Tilotama Parida,60, from Gholapur Village, Banki, Cuttack district is a housewife and agricultural labor. She had been unable to see the road clearly and had difficulty in walking and going to her land which is far away from her home. She had been suffering from poor vision problems and diabetes for 5 years. She stayed in the village with her daughter and husband who is in daily labor.
She had undergone an eye check in a hospital which is 40km away from her village where she was advised to wear eyeglasses. But due to lack of money and hospital distance, she was unable to buy her eyeglass. When she came to our camp location and after the eye check-up done our team provided her a very good quality of eyeglasses. As it was cheaper, she decides to buy it.
Regain his sight for better education and future
Subha Prakash Sutar,14, from Tirtola, Jagatsinghpur districts is a student in class 9. He had been suffering from vision problems since class 5. This lead to difficulty in seeing the blackboard and other activity limitations due to poor vision. He stayed in his village with his younger brother and parents. His father is a carpenter and not able to get work regularly. With his little earning it was very difficult to afford glass always. When they came to know that there is a free eye check-up camp is going to hold on their village, his father was very happy and came with both the sons. After the screening he came to know that his younger son is fine with normal vision and the elder son has to wear glass for his vision problem.
His father was happy to get glass which is very flexible and long-lasting and unbreakable. After wearing the glasses Subha realizes that the glass is very light weight as compared to his old glass. As the glasses are very strong and unbreakable, he is confident enough to take part in studies and sports activities.
Let’s restore sight and livelihood
Jhunu Bala,43,Unit -8 Slum,Khordha district is a housewife and tailor by profession. She stayed in a slum with her husband and two children one daughter and son. Her husband is daily labor so Rani used to do tailoring to manage her family expenses. But due to presbyopic problem, it was very difficult to do needling and sewing.
Sometimes she used to take her daughter’s help for needling with this she managed some days after that she discontinued tailoring. After a long time when Care Netram team conducted a camp near her slum, she came to our camp location for free eye screening.
After screening her eyes our team explained to her that she had no problem with her eyes she had just presbyopia which can be corrected with simple reading glasses and she can again start tailoring.
Sight is more essential for all
Jalandhar Naik,85, Dunguripali, Sambalpur district is a farmer staying with her wife in his village and has no wards. He is suffering from the gradual loss of vision and diabetes. His elder brother’s son who is daily labor and son in law used to take care of him and his wife. He took him to the hospital 1 year back which is 84km away from his village. The doctor advised him to wear glass for distance and can plan for cataract surgery later. But after knowing the glass cost which is quite high they came back home without any glass with a loss of hope to see the world clearly again.
When someone from his village informed him that there is a free eye screening camp going on in a village which is 14km away from his village, he started walking to the camp location which took 2 hours of journey to the location. After completing the examination, Care Netram team provided him his power glasses at a very minimal cost.
Now after wearing the glasses he is able to identify faces from a distance.