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      Government Alliances
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      National Program for Control of Blindness
      National Programme for Control of Blindness was launched in the year 1976 as a 100% Centrally Sponsored scheme with the goal to reduce the prevalence of blindness from 1.4% to 0.3%. As per Survey in 2001-02, prevalence of blindness is estimated to be 1.1%. Target for the 10th Plan is to reduce prevalence of blindness to 0.8% by 2007 prevalence of Blindness is 1% (2006-07 Survey).

      Main causes of blindness are as follows: - Cataract (62.6%) Refractive Error (19.70%) Corneal Blindness (0.90%), Glaucoma (5.80%), Surgical Complication (1.20%) Posterior Capsular Opacification (0.90%) Posterior Segment Disorder (4.70%), Others (4.19%) Estimated National Prevalence of Childhood Blindness /Low Vision is 0.80 per thousand.

      The objectives of the programme are:
      • To reduce the backlog of blindness through identification and treatment of blind
      • To develop Eye Care facilities in every district
      • To develop human resources for providing Eye Care Services
      • To improve quality of service delivery
      • To secure participation of Voluntary Organizations in eye care

      DISTRICT BLINDNESS CONTROL SOCIETY
      The primary purpose of the District Health Society is to plan, implement and monitor blindness control activities in the district as per pattern of assistance approved for the National Programme for Functions

      GUIDELINES FOR State Health Society & District Health SocietyControl of Blindness. On the basis of scheme approved for the 11th Plan, important functions of the District Health Society are :
      1. To assess the magnitude and spread of blindness in the district by means of active case finding village wise to be recorded and maintained in Blind Registers
      2. To organize screening camps for identifying those requiring cataract surgery and other blinding disorders, organize transportation and conduct of free medical or surgical services including cataract surgery for the poor in Government facilities or NGOs supporting the programme
      3. To plan and organize training of community level workers, teachers and ophthalmic assistants/nurses involved in eye care services
      4. To procure drugs and consumables including micro-surgical instruments required in the Government facilities
      5. To receive and monitor use of funds, equipments and materials from the government and other agencies/donors
      6. To involve voluntary and private hospitals providing free/subsidized eye care services in the District and identify NGO facilities that can be considered for non-recurring grants under the programme
      7. To organize screening of school children for detection of refractive errors and other eye problems and provide free glasses to poor children
      8. To promote eye donation through various media and monitor collection and utilization of eyes collected by eye donation centres and eye banks
      9. The PMOAs (Paramedical Ophthalmic Assistance) shall be doing the regular screening for and other diseases in the outreach camps. They shall be under the direct control of the District Ophthalmic Surgeon / DPM. The TA/DA of the PMOA is for the outreach camps conducted shall be paid by District Health Society
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      VDC, London Helpage India Swades Foundation Being Human Rotary International SKS Chakshu Foundation Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University
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