Eyes are the sense organ to see the beautiful world. Healthy eye is a matter of concern to all. There are several eye hospitals across the country in Nepal. Lumbini eye institute & research centre (LEIRC) is one of the tertiary eye care hospitals of the nation, Nepal, which is specially taking care of eye health in western part of Nepal, province 5 and northern part of India. However, only one hospital cannot provide service to each person and every place. Realising this fact, under Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh, LEIRC, five secondary hospitals are serving people, where ophthalmologist are deputed and various ocular surgery are being performed. Moreover, three District Eye Care Centre (DECC) and several Primary Eye Care Centre (PECC) were established to take care of the eyes, reach the unreached. With this outreach eye care centre only, the possibility to create awareness, ground level eye care, basic treatment with ease, and referral for those in need become possible.
The emerging global problem and intervention to them like refractive error correction, diabetic retinopathy screening, school health screening program, training to female health volunteer, training to teachers etc has been implemented successfully through outreach program. We believe, together we can do benefit of many eye related problems, reaching unreachable we can serve people in need and overcome financial burden too. The healthy eyes of all is our motto. The multiple modalities of LEIRC has been the awareness program, training different groups of volunteer, prevention approach, screening, treatment at possible level of eye care centre, rehabilitation of needed patient and research of various eye diseases.
In the coming days, we are committed to provide eye care services to many through all level of eye care centres including outreach program. We request all social workers, stakeholders, government authorities at different places to support us with in possible ways to create healthy human beings with healthy eyes to see beautiful world and life be peaceful and full of joy.
Assoc.Prof.Dr.Kabindra Bajracharya, MD MA
Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist
Lumbini Eye Institute & Research Centre