The improved quality of life and happiness that our services bring to families like Ramaiah’s is our constant motivation to continue working ceaselessly towards eradicating needless blindness. The smiles on the faces of Ramaiah Thunga and his family are priceless. It conveys their happiness of having Ramaiah regain his vision after a successfull cataract surgery. A fall in 2010 confined him to a wheelchair and led to chronic health and financial difficulties. They lived on his meagre pension and the earnings of his wife as a farm labourer. Things became more difficult when he started losing vision. He was saving for his daughter’s marriage, and could ill afford to spend money on his health. And so, receiving free of cost treatment at the Swarna Bharat Eye Centre in Nellore (Andhra Pradesh), was a big sigh of relief for him. He is super excited that he will be able to see with his own eyes his daughter’s marriage, something he had lost all hope of doing.
1 July 2021 marks the 14th anniversary of the Swarna Bharat Eye Centre.