When we began working with Miki Memorial Trust, there were no high-level eye health services for the more than 500,000 people who live in Raipur. This meant that for issues like glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology and ocular oncology, people had to travel over 1,000 kilometres to a facility like L V Prasad Eye Institute, an impossibility for many.
Miki Memorial Trust Eye Institute fills that gap, reaching out into the tribal hinterland that makes up much of Chhattisgarh State. The Institute pays special attention to the large numbers of children affected by blindness. We supported the establishment of the facility, which is now fully constructed and equipped.