JCBF – AKANKSHA Foundation

JCBF partnered with the Optometrists of Lotus College of Optometry and conducted Vision Screening at Laxminagar Public school run by Akanksha Foundation.

JCBF – AKANKSHA Foundation

300 children were screened

30 were further examined at Lotus Eye Hospital

13 were prescribed and supplied with spectacles

One was referred to do oculoplasty surgery for Ptosis at Lotus Eye Hospital

One was referred for cataract surgery at Lotus Eye Hospital

All expenses were borne by JCBF

Laxminagar Public School run by Akanksha Foundation

JCBF – Nepal Project

The April 2015 Nepal earthquake (also known as the Gorkha earthquake) killed more than 8,800 people and injured more than 23,000. It occurred at 11:56 NST on 25 April, with a magnitude of 7.9Mwor 8.4M and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of IX (Violent). Its epicenter was east of the district of Lamjung, and its hypocenter was at a depth of approximately 15 km (9.3 mi). It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake.

JCBF – Nepal Project

The importance of ocular examination for the victims and other people residing in the affected area is significant. There are many people who lost their glasses during the earthquake and many are in the need of their first pair of glasses. The most important are for school going students and elderly population.

JCBF – Nepal Project

Five villages in the earthquake hit area have been adopted by JCBF

JCBF partnered with Nepalese Optometry Association (NOA) to carry our vision screening programe at these villages

Vision Screening at the First selected village of Tasarpu in Dhading region was conducted in September 2015

JCBF – Nepal Project

Sanjeeb Mishra – President
Niraj Dev Joshi- Treasurer
Gyan Basnet- Secretary
Birendra Mahat- Research
Gagendra Thangna-Student
Suraj Chhetri- Student
Jyoti Dave-Singh : Trustee JCBF

JCBF – Nepal Project

Tasarpu Village in Dhading region

Elderly Villager fitted with reading spectacles

JCBF – Nepal Project

Tasarpu Village in Dhading region

280 school children and villagers were screened

19 were prescribed spectacles

60 were prescribed and given eyedrops

One was referred for Cataract surgery

JCBF – Nepal Project

Tasarpu Village in Dhading region

JCBF Trustee Jyoti Dave with 10 year Old student Chhiring Dolma Tamang who helped with keeping the school children under control during the vision screening.

Child Pooja Jha

4 year old Child was detected with a blind eye by school authorities

Teacher Aureen Vaz brought child to Jyoti Dave’s clinic and cataract diagnosed as the cause of blindness

Child sent to Lotus Eye Hospital under the care of Dr. Neepa Thakkar and successfully operated for cataract and an implant inserted for sight restoration

All costs of Rs. 35,000/- have been borne by JCBF

JCBF Research Project

JCBF initiated a multi-centre research project involving centres in South, North, West & East India in three phases over a period of one year.

The Aim of this project is to establish the health of the corneal graft after fitting of semi-scleral lenses for vision correction.

Ms. Varuna Kumaran and Ms. Maheshwari Srinivasan have been appointed and will be responsible in completion of the protocol, budgeting, initiation of the project and data collection in phase one which will start in December 2015