Quality ophthalmic medical care in NCR

The ICARE Eye Hospital was set up in Noida in 1993 by Ishwar Charitable Trust to address the huge gap in ophthalmic services for the poor with a vision to provide comprehensive quality eye care to all sections of society and free of cost to the underprivileged. The hospital operates in a hub and spoke model – screening patients in rural peripheral centres and urban slums and bringing those requiring surgery to the base hospital. ICARE provides free of cost surgical services to over 13,000 patients and screening services to over 1,00,000 patients from the underprivileged community every year.

CF extended support to ICARE for the purchase of  ophthalmic equipment – Slit lamps and A-scan, as replacement for existing equipment that have worn out with usage.

The Slit lamp is used to screen for eye diseases and the A-scan is used to calculate the power of intra-ocular lens for cataract surgery patients. On an average, the slit lamps will be used to screen 70-80 non-paying patients and the A-Scan to serve 80-100 non-paying patients every day.