Sight-Restoring Cataract Surgeries for the Underserved of Karnataka, HelpMeSee and Moog Motion Controls Join Efforts to Support Nayonika Eye Care Charitable Trust

BANGALORE, India, March 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- HelpMeSee is launching a campaign to perform 300 sight-restoring cataract surgeries in Bangalore, thanks to a $35,000 corporate social responsibility grant from Moog Motion Controls Pvt Ltd, J P Nagar, Bangalore, India. Nayonika Eye Care Charitable Trust (NECT) will perform these surgeries using HelpMeSee's Reach app, Pre-Sterilized Single-Use Surgical Kit, and Surgical Reporting System.   

Cataract is a significant cause of blindness worldwide and especially in India, it assumes voluminous proportions. 

In 2016, HelpMeSee and their partners, Sadguru Sewa Sangh Trust, helped the local administration to declare five districts - Chitrakoot, Hamirpur, and Banda of Uttar Pradesh, and Satna and Panna of Madhya Pradesh, as cataract blindness-free backlog communities. HelpMeSee will support Karnataka to create a sixth blindness-free backlog community in India. Similar efforts are underway in the North Tripura district of Tripura, Moradabad district in Uttar Pradesh, and the Mahoba district of Uttar Pradesh.    

In a statement, Dr. Ranjit Maniar, Regional Medical Officer, Asia said that "The large numbers of cataract blind in and around Bangalore city demonstrates that cataract blindness is not just a rural issue. This health crisis impacts India's urban poor as well, especially with regards to access and affordability of proper eye healthcare."   

Moog Motion Control's General Manager - Sanmay Dasgupta, stated that providing this support for surgeries illustrates Moog's commitment to the needs of society and the step towards a positive change. "As a development partner for the HelpMeSee's Eye Surgical Simulator, we fully understand the crisis of cataract blindness. This support from us is another way we can alleviate the suffering caused by this obstacle to a healthy society."  

Dr. P. L. Nataraj, Director of Health and Family Services for Karnataka graciously thanked all three partners. "This would not be possible without the support of Moog, HelpMeSee, and NECT. This campaign is an example of how partnerships with government agencies, for-profit business, and charities, can work together to improve the quality of lives in our communities." 

Surgeries started on March 1, 2018, at NECT's hospital facilities under surgeon Dr. Surekha Prashant.  

About Moog India  

Established in 1990, Moog in India has witnessed strong growth, currently comprising a team of over 500 professionals possessing leading-edge engineering expertise. In addition to defense applications in India, the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation countries, and the Middle-East, Moog India serves as a focal point for servo motors production, and solutions and services for industrial products. Moog's Indian manufacturing plant, design center, sales, and support facilities are located in Bangalore in a state-of-the-art infrastructure that spans an area of over 146,050 square feet. 

CONTACT: 080 – 40576666, info_india@moog.com

About Nayonika Eye Care Charitable Trust  

Founded in 2010, Nayonika Eye Care Charitable Trust is dedicated to the advancement of vision care in the district of Karnataka through awareness, treatment, and monitoring. NECT has supported 300,000 citizens of Karnataka with their eye health innovative projects: Amruta Dristhi, Netranjali, Nayonika Makala Netra, Healthy Vision India, and the Nayonika Vision Wall. The trust has performed over 12,000 cataract surgeries and distributed more than 19,000 free spectacles at no cost to recipients. The trust's hospital offers cataract surgery, medical retina management, and treats corneal disorders, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and uveitis. 

CONTACT: Prashant S B, 8277-491-865, nayonika_eyecare@yahoo.com

About HelpMeSee  

HelpMeSee is a non-profit organization committed to ending the global health crisis of cataract blindness. Focusing on simulation-based training for cataract specialists, HelpMeSee continues to develop sustainable solutions to increase access to safe, affordable treatment. Led by a network of trained cataract specialists, HelpMeSee aims to expand access to cataract surgical care and improve the quality of eye care across the developing world.  

CONTACT: 1-212-221-7606, pr@helpmesee.org

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SOURCE HelpMeSee



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