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Outreach

Since its inception, H. V. Desai Eye Hospital has worked with the core value of ‘We reach out and care’. This kind of an approach, is very important, as most of the avoidable blindness is seen in rural, remote areas among very poor population and especially among females. We cover following districts with our reach out program, with active support from the community, Government Ophthalmic officers and other NGO’s.

Performance: 2009 to Feb. 2020 +
Total No of outreach Camp  15,304
Outreach OPD 32,515,70
Cataract Surgery 3,30,158

Vision centres performance: 2012 to 2020

Sr. No  Year No. of Patients Screened No. of Surgeries
1 2012-2013 24,476 3,246
2 2013-2014 27,389 3,816
4 2015-2016 32,403 6,243
5 2016-2017 43,250 7,580
6 2017-2018 36,736 6,738
7 2018-2019 30,940 4,947
8 2019-2020 32,869 3,917

We also have established vision centres in various parts for delivery of primary eye care vision centres:

  • Kumar OPD
  • Raviwar peth
  • Wai
  • Panchgani
  • Mahabaleshwar
  • Dehu Road
  • Akkalkot
  • Alandi
  • Lonavala
  • Nadur Shingote
  • Sangamner

We also conduct regular school screening activity. At present this activity is being conducted at Satara & Pune Districts.

Performance (2009 to Nov.2019):

Total No of School Covered  4,101
Outreach Ped. OPD 9,83,576
Cataract Surgery 10,122
Service Delivery+

We also work with various NGO & INGO’s  to implement service delivery projects to accomplish specific objectives in given population.

INGO supported completed /ongoing Project+
  • Project “Strengthening of H. V. Desai Eye Hospital’s (HVDEH) pediatric eye care services with outreach program for Maharashtra, Goa and part of Karnataka” started in 2004, with a goal to reduce avoidable childhood blindness in Western India by establishing a dedicated center of excellence in paediatric eye care at H. V. Desai Eye Hospital, Pune, India.Project Duration: 2004 to 2006Supported by : Orbis

    Performance:

    • Total students screened: 1, 55,420 (School screening 1, 21, 630, In Hospital OPD 13,852, in outreach camps 18,058, at vision centres 2,989).
    • Children treatment with medicinal treatment: 6877
    • Spectacles prescribed: 6446
    • Children Operated: 1544
    • Teachers, Anganwadi workers, community volunteers, ophthalmic assistants and doctors trained on early identification of eye diseases: 4254
  • The main activities of the project were:

    • KAP survey-Knowledge, Attitude and Practice about Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy amongst General and diabetic population and Medical personnel (Doctor, Paramedical staff) was conducted.
    • Development of Key messages and communication strategies: Depending on the results of KAP survey key messages were developed and disseminated though various medial networks.
    • Service delivery: Diabetic Retinopathy screening conducted through various approaches–OPD, outreach camps, physician supported camps, satellite centres.

    Project Duration: 2008 to 2012

    Supported by : Orbis

    Performance:

    • Total 24,538 diabetic patients were screened for Diabetic Retinopathy. (OPD 14,444, Camps 4221 Satellite centres 5873).
    • Treatment services -2239 laser procedures, 365 Vitrectomy surgeries and 406 Anti-VEGF injection were given.
  • H. V. Desai ROP project:

    The main activities of the project were:

    • KAP survey-Knowledge, Attitude and Practice about Retinopathy of Prematurity amongst Ophthalmologists and Paediatricians was conducted.
    • Awareness meetings for stakeholders -24 awareness meeting were arranged at various places for Ophthalmologists Paediatricians and nursing staffs
    • Training: Team composition: 2 teams at H. V. Desai Eye Hospital and 5 district level teams were trained at H. V. Desai Eye Hospital.

    Goal of the project -No child in West Maharashtra will be visually impaired due to ROP.

    Project Duration: 2009 to 2011

    Supported by : Sightsavers

    Performance:

    • Total 995 babies screened by H. V. Desai Eye Hospital and 686 babies screened by district level partners. (Total screenings were 2521 and 976 respectively).
    • 102 babies treated for ROP (90 babies by 287 laser procedures and 12 by Vitrectomy surgeries).
  • Strengthening ROP services in India–Phase 2:

    Aim of the project-To develop the hospital as training centres in collaboration with AIIMS, for training of the ophthalmologist and paediatricians for screening premature babies.

    Project Duration: 2013 to 2015

    Supported by : Sightsavers & AIIMS

    Performance:

    • Total 6 pairs of Ophthalmologists and Paediatricians were trained at H. V. Desai Eye hospital for screening premature babies (ROP screening).
    • One Workshop on ROP was arranged-72 medical personnel attended the workshop.
  • Buy A Frame, Help a child to see –Paediatric Eye Care Project:

    The Main objective of this project is to provide comprehensive eye care services to the school going children .This project has been implemented in the Pune city and some of the blocks of Pune district.

    Project Duration: July 2016 to June 2018

    Supported by : SEVA Foundation

    Performance:

    • Total students screened :1,30,466
    • Students treated with medicine :857
    • Total spectacles distributed :2829
    • Total students operated :195
    • Teachers trained :545
  • REACH Project (Refractive Error Among Children):

    ORBIS Supported school eye screening project.

    The Main objective of this project is provide comprehensive eye care services to the school going children in Satara district. Statistics of this project is as follows

    Project Duration: July 2016 to June 2019

    Supported by : Orbis

    Performance:

    • Total students screened: 3,53,618
    • Total spectacles prescribed: 12,088
    • Total students operated: 84
    • Teachers trained: 9277
  • National Tuckers Eye Health Program:

    The Main objective of this project, is to provide comprehensive eye care services to the truck drivers in the catchment area.

    Project Duration: November 2018 to August 2019

    Supported by : Sightsavers

    Performance:

    • Total truckers screening camps arranged: 25
    • Total truckers screened: 1534
    • Total spectacles distributed: 598
    • REACH: ORBIS
    • Truckers: Sight Saver

REACH Extension Project -(Refractive Error Among Children):
ORBIS Supported school eye screening project.

The Main objective of this project is to provide comprehensive eye care services to the school student in in Satara district. Who were screened last year.

Project Duration: July 2019 to Dec. 2019

Supported by : Orbis

Performance:July 2019 to Nov. 2019

  • Total Students screened: 16906
  • Total spectacles distributed: 1381
  • Total patients operated:08

Facilitating and implementing – Comprehensive Eye Health Services:

Project Duration: January 2015 to December 2019.

Supported by: Christoffel Blinden Mission (CBM) Germany

This project is being implemented in the Nandurbar and Jalgaon districts. The main activities involved in the project are:

    • Development of network and referral linkages for the people with disabilities.
    • Training, orientation and awareness creation activities for various stakeholders involved in the implementation of the project.
    • Service delivery –providing comprehensive eye care services to all.

Performance: Jan 2015 to Dec.2019

      • Total Patients screened: 3,31,963
      • Total Cataract surgeries : 30,545
      • Vision centres established : 04
      • Referral linkages for people with disabilities: 15
      • Paediatric surgeries : 837
      • Training for various Stakeholders :2383
      • Phaco training: 28 Ophthalmologist trained
  • Ongoing Projects:
  • Buy A Frame, Help a child to see Paediatric Eye Care Project:

    The Main objective of this project is to provide comprehensive eye care services to 3 to 16 year children .It includes pre-school ,school and special school screening program. This project has been implemented in the Pune city and some of the blocks of Pune district.

    Project Duration: July 2018 to December 2020

    Supported by : SEVA Foundation

    Performance: July 2018 to Feb 2020

    • Total students screened: 32179
    • Total spectacles distributed:663
    • Total students operated: 90
  • Mission Roshni:

    The main goal of the program is “Eradication of avoidable blindness amongst school children in Ranjangaon area of Pune district”.

    Project Duration: July 2019 to March 2021

    Supported by : Mission For Vision

    Performance:July 2019 to Feb 2020

    • Total students screened : 14923
    • Total spectacles distributed :246
    • Teachers trained :385
  • Mission Seva:

    The main goal of the program is “To provide comprehensive eye services, to community people in identified villages in Ranjangaon area (Pune region, Maharashtra)”.

    Project Duration: July 2019 to March 2021

    Supported by : Mission For Vision

    Performance:July 2019 to Feb 2020.

    • Total Patients screened: 3533
    • Total spectacles distributed: 2222
    • Total patients operated:145

PRISSM

( Perfecting Refraction in India with Superior Service Models): A Cluster-randomized Controlled trial of Three Models of School -based sepctcale services delivery on India. 

Project Duration: Aug 2019 to May 2020

Aims of reserach project: Test the cost-effectivness (primary outcome) and impact on childern’s medium-term compliance with spectacles (secondary outcome) of school versus hospital-based delivery of refraction and glassess, and of free glassess versus free+purchased “upgrade” glassess.

Performance:Aug 2019 to Feb.2020

  • Total Students screened: 27727
  • Total spectacles distributed: 605
  • Total patients operated:03

National Truckers Program:

Project Duration: October2019 to March 2020

Supported By: Sightsavers

Performance: October 2019 to Feb 2020

  • Total Truck drivers screende : 570
  • Total Spectacles distribured :315
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