• Haji Mufossil Ali Complex, Dist: Nagaon, Hojai, Assam 782435
  • 03674 254 786
  • Haji Mufossil Ali Complex, Dist: Nagaon, Hojai, Assam 782435
  • 03674 254 786

Eye Cataract Treatment

The incidence of blindness is the highest in the Northeastern Region of the country. Blindness is more prevalent among the economically underprivileged villagers. The infrastructural facilities for eye care in villages of the Northeastern Region are very scanty. The huge backlog of cataract patients is causing a negative impact on the regional economy. Cataract blindness is curable. After surgery, near normal vision and restoration of near total quality of life is possible. To eliminate this needless blindness, the practice of community ophthalmology service is well known and well established in India but unfortunately, in Northeast India, there is no institution for community ophthalmology where service as well as development of Human Resources on this subspecialty can be undertaken on a regular basis. The National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB) of Govt. of India has noted that the Northeastern part of the country is under-served and there is immediate need for increasing the performance by 100%; otherwiseblindness will be a major health problem in Northeastern States. The survey shows that about 40% of the population needs some type of eye treatment at any point of time. The per capita income of the local inhabitants is far below the national average. Hence, a huge number of eye patients continue to suffer either for non-availability of appropriate treatment or for economic reason.

AJMAL FOUNDATION is involved with aiding the poor and needy patients, who are in urgent need of eye cataract treatment. It provides monetary support on a regular basis to such patients. The affected patients are treated at Haji Abdul Majid Memorial hospital and Research Centre (HAMM RC), a part of AJMAL CSR, located in Hojai.

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