• We have already completed one research project – Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness in tribal areas of Surat District alongwith “Willingness to Pay” component and the presentation of its findings has won award at the Gujarat State Conference also. The same has been presented at many for a including AIOS, IAPB, ISGEO etc.

  • Analysis for three more studies is going on – Comprehensive door to door survey of blindness in Mandvi taluka, socio economic status of the community in Mandvi taluka and door to door screening for diabetes using blood sugar examination for 40+ populations in Mandvi taluka. Once we are ready with analysis, we will publish this data also.

  • One more study of “Rapid Assessment of Visual Impairment” in Surat district is completed and soon the results will be published. This study is supported by “Sir Dorabjee Tata Trust” Mumbai.

  • Our hospital was also one of centre for a multicentre study titled “The emerging epidemic of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in India: Situation analysis and evaluation of existing programmes for screening and treatment for DR” conducted by International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH), London and Indian Institute of Public Health- Public Health foundation of India (IIPH-PHFI), Hyderabad.

  • We plan to conduct many more clinical and epidemiological studies in future. A team is being created for research activities. One such “Prospective study of outcome of SICS - a comparison of experienced and fresh surgeon’s outcome is started recently.

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