We humans are blessed with 576 megapixels eyes, but some people lose their sight due to damage in the BLOOD VESSELS of retina which is caused due to high sugar level in the blood. It would be shocking to know that 1 in 3 diabetics are suffering with DR, which makes it a severe public health challenge. DR needs to be detected before the patient notices the symptoms as it might cause complete or permanent loss of vision in DR.
A survey in 2015 states, about 415 million people were estimated to be living with diabetes, representing 9.3% of the global adult population (20–79 years). This number is expected to increase to 578 million (10.2%) in 2030 and 642 million (10.9%) in 2040. Out of which there are currently an estimated 1.1 million children and adolescents (<20 years) living with type 1 diabetes around the world.
To identify the DR patients worldwide 400+million diabetic patients have to be screened. Around 45-50% of walk in patients may require treatment and may not afford treatment. But we can help those poor juvenile diabetes patients by providing free screening and treatment, which is possible only when we set up screening vision centres.
Right To Live, in association with Rotary Bangalore Spandana, Rotary Galaxy, and Rotary AB Foundation (RABF) is raising funds to set up the DR Vision Center. We need your help and support to raise funds for the equipment required for screening the eyes of the poor people suffering with DR. This can help many DR patients to arrest damage to the retina and continue to have normal vision.
How Right To Live is helping?
We, at Right to Live, do our bit by raising funds for this noble cause to save the vision of poor diabetic patients generally and juvenile diabetes in particular.
Please remember that 100% of your donation goes to the particular cause. We don’t use any part of donations for administrative expenses since those costs are covered by our trustees.