13
VISION CENTRES
59,986
PATIENTS SCREENED
10,181
GLASSES PROVIDED
7,338
SURGERY ADVISED

The primary goal of the Vision Centre is to deliver preventive and primary Eye Care services for the rural denizens. It serves as a vital link between a beneficiary and an eye care institution. It creates an eye care delivery channel that provides preventive, curative and promotive eye care services in a sustainable way closer to the community’s home.

Sankara Eye Hospital has 13 vision centres across India. These are located in Krishnagiri -Pudhupatti (since March 2016), Annur (since Jan 2017), Perur (since June 2017), Sathyamangalam(since November 2019),Kannauj(since December 2019),Ahmedgarh(since September 2019),Kapadavanj(since September 2019),Channagiri(since August 2018),Shikaripura(since October 2019),Neemkathana(since January 2019),Kulithalai(since December 2020), Polur(since December 2020) and Kallakurichi( since December 2020)

THE VISION CENTRE

a. Provide specialized, technologically advanced and affordable eye care services in remote areas,
where specialist doctors may not be easily accessible.

b. Create awareness and sensitization about Eye Care among the rural citizens.

MANPOWER AND EQUIPMENT

We have a team of 2 members each: i) Trained Vision Technician and ii) Trained Counselor. Both are recruited from the local community and thoroughly trained at the base hospital in Coimbatore.

Our vision centres are equipped with:

1. Remidio (a portable non-invasive & non mydriatic device) that detects anterior and posterior
segment conditions

2. A smart phone is attached to the device for taking high resolution photo, sending it through 3G
connection to be finally received by the base hospital’s Ophthalmologist. The technician discusses individual cases with the Opthalmologist, and patient can seek consultation through a video call.

3. Blood pressure checking equipment (Sphygmomanometer).

4. Glucometer for checking blood sugar for surgery selected patients.

5. Vision Chart for basic visual acuity.

PROCESS

Every day the patients are screened by the vision technician with secondary/tertiary consultation done with the base hospital through tele-ophthalmology. Patients identified with refractive errors are dispensed spectacles and those who require surgical procedures or treatment are referred to the base hospital.

The vision centre provides the entire circle of eye care (secondary and tertiary) through a link up to base hospital through tele-ophthalmology and referral care.

 

PERFORMANCE OF VISION CENTRES

2017-2018
Vision Centre Location Base Hospital Location Patients Screened Glass Provided Surgery Advised
Pudhupatti Coimbatore 3804 727 539
Annur Coimbatore 5007 1086 186
Perur Coimbatore 1621 444 61
Total 10432 2257 786
2018-2019
Vision Centre Location Base Hospital Location Patients Screened Glass Provided Surgery Advised
Pudhupatti Coimbatore 4391 804 835
Annur Coimbatore 5405 792 194
Perur Coimbatore 2994 594 145
Sundarapuram Coimbatore 531 131 13
Channagiri Shimoga 1562 255 90
Neemkathana Jaipur 1147 0 229
Total 16030 2576 1506
2019-2020
Vision Centre Location Base Hospital Location Patients Screened Glass Provided Surgery Advised
Pudhupatti Coimbatore 4524 698 1219
Annur Coimbatore 5321 815 186
Perur Coimbatore 3158 517 194
Sathyamangalam Coimbatore 861 127 192
Sundarapuram Coimbatore 412 33 19
Kannauj Kanpur 435 118 120
Ahmedgarh Ludhiana 312 37 103
Kapadavanj Anand 1048 120 102
Channagiri Shimoga 2857 527 126
Shikaripura Shimoga 1721 305 180
Neemkathana Jaipur 2208 82 502
Total 22857 3379 2943
2020-2021
Vision Centre Location Base Hospital Patients Screened Glass Provided Surgery Advised
Pudhupatti Coimbatore 1022 149 295
Annur Coimbatore 2258 357 128
Perur Coimbatore 1125 302 548
Sathyamangalam Coimbatore 667 93 345
Kannauj Kanpur 525 196 79
Ahmedgarh Ludhiana 352 41 68
Kapadavanj Anand 958 95 140
Channagiri Shimoga 1254 252 87
Shikaripura Shimoga 1317 318 222
Neemkathana Jaipur 1189 166 191
Kulithalai Coimbatore 0 0 0
Polur Coimbatore 0 0 0
Kallakurichi Coimbatore 0 0 0
Total 10667 1969 2103

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