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    Lokeswarananda Maharaj

    Lokeswarananda Eye Foundation is named after Swami Lokeswarananda Maharaj, the highly revered monk of the Ramakrishna Order. His life was a living example of the ideology. Swami Vivekananda preached- “Service to man is service to God”.

    Guided by this philosophy, Lokeswarananda Eye Foundation began its humble journey in 2008 as a 6-bedded Eye unit and gradually grew to be a 100- bedded Tertiary care Eye Hospital as it is to-day. Our sincere effort is to make Lokeswarananda Eye Foundation an instrument of the Divine will. It is in that spirit that we meet our day to day success as well as our hard-ships and limitations.
    Patient Count upto February 2018

    Total Patients Examined: 10,76,874 
    Total Surgery: 69,923
    Vitreo Retina Clinic
    In colaboration with B.B.Eye Foundation, Kolkata
    Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday

    Dr. S. S. Pal (former Director & Vitreo Retina Surgeon, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai) 
    (31-03-18 & 01-04-18)

    Dr. Bijoy Kr. Chakraborty (Vitreo Retina Fellow, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai)
    (30-03-18 to 02-04-18)

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    About Us

    NANRITAM , a not for profit welfare organization, upon undertaking the integrated rural development project in the extreme remote, underdeveloped and tribal villages of Purulia , West Bengal, realized that eye problems especially cataract induced blindness is a major health issue among the concerned population. Lack of awareness (that the eye problem is treatable) coupled with absence of proper medical services was pushing significant proportion of the concerned population into the realm of darkness. Handicapped by loss of sight, the affected people ceased to remain a productive member of the society and hence became a burden for their families and society at large.

    NANRITAM, in an effort to provide timely medical intervention and prevent needless blindness launched an eye-care programme in 2006 from a mud hut based in Para block of Purulia. The programme started off as monthly clinics by the ophthalmologists travelling from Kolkata. The cataract cases detected at the clinics were taken to Kolkata where operations were performed at surgeon's city based eye-care centre and patients were then brought back to their base villages. Increase in quantum of cataract cases detected demanded that facilities be set-up in Para itself to perform the surgeries. The first step towards this horizon was setting up of a 6 bedded eye-care hospital at Para in 2008. Today, the humble 6 bedded eye-care initiative has taken the shape of a 100 bedded Tertiary level, Referral eye-care Super-Specialty Hospital -- Lokeswarananda Eye Foundation.

    Lokeswarananda Eye Foundation now has the necessary technical and infrastructural competence to provide advanced high quality and quantity eye-care services. At base hospital, Lokeswarananda Eye Foundation currently runs cataract clinics, glaucoma clinics, squint clinics and retina clinics. The outreach activities of Lokeswarananda Eye Foundation cover LWE blocks of Purulia, Bankura and Paschim Medinipur , non LWE blocks of same districts in West Bengal and some areas of Jharkhand . In the past financial year, Lokeswarananda Eye Foundation has touched and changed the lives of over 1,18,000 patients and has conducted a total of 1082 out-reach camps.

    Mission

    At Lokeswarananda Eye Foundation, we believe that each individual has the right to live with dignity and independence. Absence of vision makes a person dependent on others and a liability to their families. The most vulnerable population are those residing in remote, interior, underdeveloped villages. Our mission is to reach out to as many such patients and help to restore their vision,thereby, gifting the patients a second, colourful life.

    Vision

    According to Central Council of Health, "One of the basic human rights is the right to see and thus it must be ensured that no citizen goes blind needlessly." Taking inspiration from this fact ,Lokeswarananda Eye Foundation operates on the simple vision – eliminate avoidable blindness by providing appropriate and timely medical intervention of high quality to the underprivileged population with due care and compassion.

    OUR JOURNEY

    NANRITAM, in an effort to provide timely medical intervention and prevent needless blindness, launched an eye-care programme in 2006 from a mud hut based in Para block of Purulia. Today, the humble 6 bedded eye-care initiative has taken the shape of a 100 bedded Tertiary level, Referral eye-care Super-Specialty Hospital. Read more about our JOURNEY here.


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    Lokeswarananda Eye Foundation Annual Report 2012-13
    Lokeswarananda Eye Foundation Annual Report 2013-14
    Lokeswarananda Eye Foundation Annual Report 2014-15
    Lokeswarananda Eye Foundation Annual Report 2015-16
    Lokeswarananda Eye Foundation Annual Report 2016-17

    Performance Reports

    Lokeswarananda Eye Foundation Performance Report 2013-14
    Lokeswarananda Eye Foundation Performance Report 2014-15
    Lokeswarananda Eye Foundation Performance Report 2015-16
    Lokeswarananda Eye Foundation Performance Report 2016-17

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    THE WEEK AHEAD

    PATIENT SPEAKS
    Mr. Bhikhu Bauri (MRD no: P9109; Male; 57 years)

    Mr. Bhikhu Bauri 57 years male, MRD no – P9109 attended our O.P.D on 19.01.16 from Rukni, Raghunathpur II block, Purulia with a severe trauma in left eye. Diagnosed to have posterior dislocated cataract in vitreous cavity. Lensectomy + Vitrectomy was done in left eye on 23.01.2016 by our retina surgeon followed by vitretomy + SF IOL on 26.03.16. Patient is now having 60 % of normal vision with glasses.

    Mr. Ganesh Bid (MRD no: M 57751; Male; 42 years)

    MR. Ganesh Bid (MRD no – F 57751), 42 years mentally challenged male attended our O.P.D on 25.01.2016 from Pathaldih municipality, Jhariya, Dhanbad, Jharkhand with poor vision (HM only) both eyes for > 10 years; diagnosed to have total cataract in both eyes. USG both eyes were normal. Cataract surgery were done right eye on 28.01.16 and left eye on 09.02.16. Patient is no longer visually handicapped.

    Mr. Dwarka Prasad (MRD no: C70981; Male; 70 years)

    Mr. Dwarka Prasad 70 years male, MRD no – C70981 attended our Bandwan BPHC outreach unit on 05.02.16 from Bandwan, Purulia 110 km from LEF. with no vision in right eye. Diagnosed to have vitreous haemorrhage in right eye . Retina surgeon perform Vitrectomy + Endo-Laser in right eye on 06.02.2016. Patient is now having 70 % of normal vision.

    Mrs. Asima Chouni Mahanty (MRD no: P9692; Male; 33 years)

    Mrs. Asima Chouni Mahanty 33 years female, MRD no – P9692 attended our O.P.D from Baraurma, Balarampur, Purulia (60 km forom LEF) with poor vision in left eye. Diagnosed to have subhyaloid hemorrhage (hemorrhage in front of retina) left eye. Vitrectomy + MP + Endo-laser was done by our retina surgeon on 27.02.16. Hemorrhage cleared and patient regained her vision.

    Mr. Bhishmadeb Mahato (MRD no: F59279; Male; 36 years)

    Mr. Bhishmadeb Mahato 36 years male, MRD no – F59279 attended our O.P.D on 18.03.16 from Sindurpur,Deoli, Para, Purulia with no vision in right eye and poor vision in left eye. Diagnosed to have subluxated total cataract with small pupil in right eye. Lensectomy + VIT + SF IOL was done in right eye on 26.03.2016 by our retina surgeon. Patient is now having a better life with significantly improved right eye vision.

    Ms. Supriya Majhi (MRD no: F59009; Female; 8 years)

    Ms. Supriya Majhi 8 years little girl, MRD no – F59009 attended our outreach unit with her sister from Nandagari of Medinipur sadar block( 150 km from our base hospital) with no vision in both eyes. Our Optometrist detected total cataract in both eyes. Phaco cataract surgery was done in left eye on 20/03/16 and right eye 06/05/16. Vision in both eyes is almost 100 % now.

    Ms. Paiya Majhi (MRD no: F59010; Female; 10 years)

    Ms. Paiya Majhi 10 years little girl, MRD no – F59010 attended our outreach unit from Nandagari of Medinipur sadar block with no vision in both eyes. She also had total cataract in both eyes. Phaco cataract surgery was done in left eye on 20/03/16 and right eye 06/05/16. Vision in both eyes is almost 95 % now.

    Mrs. Jyotsna Guha (MRD no: C80950; Female; 61 years)

    Mrs. Jyotsna Guha 61yrs /F. Our MRD no C80950 was sent to our Mohanpur BPHC Eye Unit, Jhargram from Superintendent, Jhargram District Hospital (as per advice from State Ministry) with h/o no vision in Right Eye with occasional pain and also poor vision in Left Eye. She was diagnosed to have total hyper mature cataract with increased eye pressure in Right Eye. She had uncontrolled blood sugar. We brought her to our base hospital at Para, Purulia. Sugar and eye pressure was taken care of and surgery was under taken on 7th of July 2016. Follow up shows more than 90% visual recovery.

    Mr. Anup Ghosh (MRD no: P12523; Female; 39 years)

    Mr. Anup Ghosh, 39 yrs/M. Our MRD no. P12523. A resident of Kolkata, working in Delhi, had haemorrhagic RPED (Retinal Pigment Epithelial Detachment) - was treated in a retina centre at Delhi with two doses of Inj. Avastin followed by vitrectomy at June end with very little improvement. He came back and attended our retina OPD. USG showed repeat retinal detachment, haemorrhage below retina and choroidal detachment. Our retina surgeon Dr. Sourav Sinha operated upon the patient on 9th July 2016. Follow up shows stable condition with significant visual recovery. Patient has gone back to his working place Delhi; follow up in Delhi has been arranged. Patient commented his treatment cost at our place had been 15% of that at Delhi.















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