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Lingasaguru is a small town in Raichur district of Hydarabad Karnataka It is 420 KM from Bangalore and 100 KM from Raichur. Narayanapura dam on river krishna is 20 KM. The tank at Lingasaguru is allways full to the brim. The new extentions are well planned though the old town is congested as usual. The Hosptal is built wigh Geman aid some years back The building is good but badly maintained. The OT is good but AC do not work properly and give good lot of trouble on the first day of surgery, 16th March 2012. However the work went on smoothly and we could conduct 203 FREE IOL Cataract Surgeries for the poor elderly patients who are cataract blind. Coordination between local organisers, Govt department and Sri Vivekananda Sevashrama is absolutely essention for smooth working.




















































HelpAge supported mega eye camp, Lingasaguru, 16th March 2012

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Mega eye camp at Lingasaguru on 16th March 2012. This camp is financially supported by HelpAge India. HelpAge is rendering yoman service to the elderly by providing shelter, conducting cataract surgery, mobile medicare units Etc. Sri Vivekananda Sevashrama is thankful for its support year after year for our cataract surgery project.

Free IOL Cataract Surgery. with funding from HelpAge

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This lady has undergone free IOL cataract surgery at our camp at Lingasaguru on 16th March 2012. This camp was conducted by Lions Club of Raichur in memory of Dr. Chandrashekar of Karalakunte near Lingasaguru in Raichur District of Karnataka, a promising young doctor who had a kind heart for the poor sick people. 203 free IOL Cataract surgeries were conducted at the camp which was financed by HelpAge India under their project 1542
















































































































































































































WE are returning from Hatti gold mines camp

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Doctors & volunteers returning back from Hatti gold mines camp after successfully completing 290 Free IOL Cataract Surgeries. Going & coming in night sleeper bus from Lingasaguru, Hatti is 25 KM from Lingasaguru. Boarding & lodging is taken care of by the mines company. They help us to conduct the activities of surgery camp in their hospital.




























Anganavadi children at PT Belagola School

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Anganavadi children at PT belagola Anganavadi & Primary school We distributed napkins to children & they enjoy receving the gift. Sleeping after meals is part of the cariculam, They are bright eyed children with a bright future.
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These are inmates of beggars colony Bangalore who have come to Vivekadrishti eye hospital for free cataract surgery
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This gentleman, sri Narayanaswamy is an inmate of the beggars colony in Bangalore. He has a sad story to tell which forced him to beg in the streets of Bangalore. He has children whohave refused to look after him after reliving him of his assets. He had a decent job of a sanitary inspector in Tamilnadu. He retired from his service with his savings. He got his children educated and they are in decent jobs now. But they refuse to look after him in his old age. He needs an old age home and not this beggars colony to spend rest of his life. Who will care for him and many other who need decent shelter in their advanced age
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Sri Vivekananda Sevashrama conducts periodical free cataract surgery camps for the inmates of Niraschitara parihara kendra/ beggars colony in Bangalore. It is our unic project of helping poorest of the poor. During these years we have conducted more than 400 free IOL cataract surgeries. The patients are screened & followed up at Beggars colony and surgery is conducted at Viveka Drishti eye hospital.
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This photo has an interesting story behind it. The young kid had brought this blind elderly persone to our camp at Maski in Raichur district of Karnataka state, India. We tried our best to restore eye sight for the left eye by conducting cataract surgery. There were plenty of complications and we could not restore his eyesight. The boy who had great hopes was sadended when we told him that we are unable to cure his blindness. Man can only conduct surgery but to bring back sight is God's work. He teaches us our limitation now and then
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Cataract patient after surgery covering his body & head with colourful bedsheet in one of our mega camps. Photo by Hayavadana Rao one of our volunteers, a hobby potographer.
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Mehaboobi a disabled lady comes to our mega camp to undergo IOL cataract surgery. Her son is there to help her. Volunteers are ready to give a helping hand. She has to be lifed on to the wheel chair and pushed upto operation theatre going through all the process on the way before she is carted out to the ward after free IOL cataract surgery at one of our camps. Many like this get the benifit of our mega camps