HelpMeSee India Foundation
HelpMeSee eradicates cataract blindness across India.
Work and Achievements
HelpMeSee is a non-profit committed to eliminating blindness caused by untreated cataract - the leading cause of blindness globally. India has one of the largest population of blind people in the world. A cataract surgery takes only five minutes and not just restores the dignity of an individual but also brings cheer to the family.
By building strong partnerships with hospitals and the local government, HelpMeSee has been able to eradicate the cataract surgical backlog from Chitrakoot, Hamirpur Banda, Satna and Panna, in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. It has conducted around two lakh surgeries in India and plans to achieve its goal of over one million surgeries nationwide by 2020.
HelpMeSee works with grassroots frontline health workers and builds their skills in communication and technology. HelpMeSee has developed an android-based smartphone App—the REACH App, which helps health workers screen patients. People diagnosed with cataracts are brought to hospitals and provided surgeries of the highest standards. These are done through pre-sterilized, single-use surgical kits to ensure patient safety.
HelpMeSee is developing a surgical training simulator which will provide high-quality cataract training to surgeons to improve their surgical skills and reduce training time significantly.
Fund Utilisation Statement
Funds raised through the ADHM 2017 will be used for eliminating cataract blindness in India through surgeries. Beneficiaries are the rural and urban poor who cannot afford to pay for cataract surgeries.