Sagar Trust contributes meaningfully
to the national initiative for combating reversible blindness. Most
agencies, hospitals and camps focus on cataract related blindness.
However, those that suffer from non-cataract reversible blindness/morbidity
do not have recourse to free or quality treatment easily. The investigations
are costly, surgeries time-consuming and eye-surgeons with specialized
skills are few.
Sagar Trust will pioneer the segment
related to non-cataract blindness particularly oculoplastics
which includes all diseases of the eyelids and peri-ocular
We have built strong experience in
the field of social work over many years. The Trust is headed
by an experienced
surgeon who has worked at several reputed hospitals
and institutions and is an alumnus of Armed Forces Medical College,
Your contributions are channeled
directly to the surgeries. There are negligible administrative
overheads as we have high quality infrastructure in place. A meticulous
record of surgery patients and other details are available at all
times with us and donors are put in touch with beneficiaries if
they so wish.
Your contributions are tax exempt
under section 80 G [section (1) (v)] of the Income Tax
Act (upto 50%). The cost of sponsoring a cataract surgery is Rs.
7,500, a glaucoma surgery Rs. 7,500 and oculoplastic surgery Rs.
6,500-25,000 (depending on the particular surgery).
Removing a cataract results in almost
instantaneous vision and can hugely improve a persons quality
of life by helping them to become independent in their tasks. Glaucoma
surgery helps to preserve the failing function of the nerve so that
useful sight remains. Oculoplastic surgeries address a wide array
of problems whose outcome, if left untreated, could range from morbidity
to disfigurement or even death.
Do support our endeavour. Your
kindness would go a long way in changing a poor persons quality
of sight and life and restore some of their dignity and peace of
mind, by giving them the ability to perform simple functions themselves.