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MFV is a non-profit dedicated to eradicating avoidable blindness in India since the year 2000.
MFV is a non-profit dedicated to eradicating avoidable blindness in India since the year 2000.

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When Hetalben Jadhav was 5 years old, she developed severe low vision. So much that she couldn't see beyond 3m. Her father, Dashratbhai, is a daily wage worker and couldn't afford the expense of doctors and medical care. Dashratbhai heard of a free eye camp at a nearby village by MFV partner, Sankara Eye Hospital.

At the camp, Hetalben was diagnosed with a squint in her eyes. She was operated upon at the hospital in Anand to correct the squint.

Today, Hetalben has normal vision. She joins her friends in all their activities and is back to being a regular, happy child again. She has even started school which has made her parents immensely proud of her. #eyesight   #eyes   #eyecare   #surgery  
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Maruti Ambare was saving up for his daughter's marriage when diminishing #eyesight  made him lose his livelihood. Thanks to MFV and its partner hospital he underwent sight restoring #surgery

http://www.slideshare.net/mfvindia/maruti-ambare

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Shivalingamma lives in Mandya district, a few hours away from Bangalore. She is a home-maker - numerous activities at home and taking care of her family keeps her busy all through the day. 

A few years ago she noticed a change in her #sight . The dimming of her sight slowly lead to problems in managing her home. Shivalingamma found herself mishandling ingredients while cooking, not being able to detect dirty clothes and corners in the house etc. She told her family about it and when the incidents became more frequent they were forced to do something about it. 

Shivalingamma's younger son took her to a MFV supported outreach camp organised by Sankara Eye Hospital, Bangalore. Her #eye   problem was diagnosed as #cataract . She was operated upon at the hospital and sent home in a couple of days to rest and recuperate. Her family took good care of her and her eyes healed very well. She is now back to her routine at home and all is normal in Shivalingamma's life.
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Dayalan is a tapioca seller from Thiruvallur district in Tamil Nadu. He earns his livelihood by selling tapioca door-to-door on his bicycle. His family includes his wife and a mentally challenged son who are both dependent on him. When Dayalan was 57 years old, #vision‬  in his right ‪#‎eye‬ was affected and he found it difficult to ride a bicycle. Some days he couldn't even go to work.

Dayalan went to a MFV supported outreach camp held in the temple premises in the village. His #cataract‬  was diagnosed and operated at the Sankara Eye Hospital in Pammal, a MFV partner. His vision improved and within no time, Dayalan was back at work.

He says, "Before surgery I had to have faith that buyers clearly write the correct weight and pay me the correct price for the tapioca they bought from me. I was never sure of it. Now I am happy that nobody can cheat me."
#eyesight   #surgery   #eyes  
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5-year-old Ananthkumar lives with his parents in Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu. He attends the anganwadi centre (balwadi/creche) in his village. A year ago he started complaining to his parents that he couldn't read and write easily because he couldn't see properly. Ananthkumar's parents also noticed that he had become less active and had stopped playing with the other children. His parents were very worried and tried various home and 'spiritual' remedies but with no success.

Ananthkumar's parents heard about the MFV supported outreach camp conducted by Sankara Eye Hospital in Krishnankoil and took him there. He was diagnosed with #cataract‬   in his left which was surgically removed. Ananthkumar's #vision‬  improved after his surgery. He is now able to pay attention, read and write and has become his older, more active self.
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Ashok Pendharkar is a welder-carpenter by profession. Imagine what loss of ‪vision‬ must have felt like to him. http://bit.ly/1NCV2RF
#eyesight   #vision   #cataract   #surgery  

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50-year-old Joga Singh lives in #Ludhiana‬   with his wife and 3 children. He works in a garment factory where to stitch intricate designs onto the garments, his #vision‬   has to be very good.

Over time his vision started deteriorating and the problem affected his work and earnings. Joga Singh heard about a MFV supported outreach camp held by Sankara Eye Hospital. There, he was diagnosed with #cataracts‬  in both #eyes

Joga Singh's left eye was operated upon, first. The surgery was a success and he regained clear vision in it. While he awaits surgery on his right eye, he has gone back to his former level of expertise and earnings at work. A happy man!
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Our long time partner Sankara Eye Care Institutions (SECI) has been awarded the prestigious IMC Ramakrishna Bajaj National Quality Award 2014 in the healthcare sector.

MFV has supported SECI in setting up 8 hospitals across India.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1EFu1WV

Photo: Dr. Ramani, Founder & Managing Trustee, SECI receiving the #award
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Many cricketers, past & present have worn specs on the field - a necessity for them, not a style statement http://bit.ly/1xucYdz #NZvSA   #cwc2015   #cwc15   #worldcup   #vision   #spectacles  

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On a visit to #Assam recently, our CEO, Elizabeth Kurian visited MFV supported programmes in Guwahati. http://on.fb.me/1CUegke #eyes   #eyesight   #blindness   #vision  
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