Nanna Kannu is a comprehensive Paediatric Eye Care Program for visually handicapped, underprivileged school children of Karnataka.
At Sankara, children’s vision and eye care is a priority. The organisation has successfully implemented the program for over two decades now and benefitted over 5.8 million children nation-wide. Nanna Kannu which means “my eyes” was launched in 2009 at Sankara Eye Hospital (SEH), Bangalore. It covers children in the age group of 4 to 15 years, studying in Govt. Elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. These children are primarily screened by teachers and corporate volunteers trained by SEH, Bangalore. The short listed children are screened directly by Sankara’s Opthalmic team. Free spectacles are provided to children identified as having refractive errors. Children requiring surgery, other diagnostics, low vision and rehabilitation services are brought to the base hospital and treated free of cost.
VISION SCREENING AT SCHOOL – NANNU KANNU MOBILE BUS PROJECT
AT SANKARA EYE HOSPITAL
Those who would benefit from surgical interventions as in the case of Congenital Cataract, Developmental Cataract, Traumatic Cataract, Congenital Glaucoma, Corneal Opacities, Ptosis and squint would be provided the surgeries free of cost by Sankara Eye Hospital.
Bangalore Urban & Rural, Tumkur, Kolar, Ramanagara, Chikkaballapura, Mandya and Chamaraja Nagara districts.
No. of Schools screened: 127
No. of Teachers/Volunteers trained: 0
No. of Children Screenings: 14,093
Glasses distributed: 435
Surgeries Performed: 77
No. of Schools screened: 1,786
No. of Teachers/Volunteers trained: 1,332
No. of Children Screenings: 2,61,340
Glasses distributed: 2,978
Surgeries Performed: 332
No. of Schools screened: 1,774
No. of Teachers/Volunteers trained: 1,435
No. of Children Screenings: 1,28,805
Glasses distributed: 2,197
Surgeries Performed: 297
No. of Schools screened: 8,522
No. of Teachers/Volunteers trained: 10,063
No. of Children Screenings: 8,06,275
Glasses distributed: 14,840
Surgeries Performed: 2,751
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