Eye healthcare is one of the important health issues. According to a report, in every 5 seconds, 1 individual goes blind. Every minute one kid goes blind. According to estimations, over seven million people become blind annually.
World Sight Day is observed annually on the second Thursday of October month. It is an annual event that draws attention to the worldwide problem of blindness and visual impairment.
It is celebrated to increase public awareness about the issue of blindness and eye health. There are many organizations that contribute to enlightening the lives of the blind.
Let us talk about Dera Sacha Sauda that has illuminated the lives of thousands and has become a light in the darkness.
Table of contents:
Dera Sacha Sauda’s Eye Bank Ranks Third in India.
The eye bank has relieved hundreds of patients to date.
Yaad – e – murshid eye camp that enlightened thousands of lives .
Tips to take care of eyesight.
The inspiration behind these tireless efforts.
Dera Sacha Sauda’s Eye Bank Ranks Third in India
Dera Sacha Sauda under the leadership of Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan encouraged organ donation after death to save lives. There is a long list of 134 humanitarian activities. Under one such initiative, Dera Sacha Sauda encourages people to donate eyes after death and so there are pledge forms for the same.
The passion for eye donation has become so strong that over 1 lakh people have pledged to donate their eyes.
The tissue of the cornea in eyes is vital for almost all eye-related operations and yet it is the toughest to get. Thus if eye donation is enhanced, the chances of corneal transplant increase providing visions to those who lack.
Inspired by the words of St. Dr.MSG Insan, millions have pledged for post mortem eye donation. This has resulted in a regular supply of cornea into Eye Bank of Shah Satnam JI specialty Hospitals, Sirsa thus making it one of the country’s largest numbers of corneal tissue being processed annually. Poojaniya Mata Kartar Kaur Ji International Eye Bank is located at Shah Satnam Ji Specialty Hospitals, Sirsa, and ranks third largest in the country. The Eye Bank has state of the art equipment for this work including a Laminar flow Hood and uses media to preserve these corneas. Thus eye bank is facilitated with world-class types of equipment for preservation and hospitals serve world-class technology for transplants. No fee is charged to needy ad poor and free treatment is provided to them.
The eye bank has relieved hundreds of patients to date
The Eye Bank has relieved hundreds of needy patients by providing them the vision. Additionally, another branch in rural hospitals at Sri Gurusar Modia in Rajasthan is a fully certified corneal transplant center and eye bank. This eye bank has attained an important place on the research front by doing innovative work.
Eyes are kept and preserved by using the latest high techniques. The bank is a sterling step against corneal blindness. Additionally, there special concern is taken on cost-effectiveness while maintaining the highest standards.
This eye bank has been made contributions into the remote areas, including Jammu and Kashmir that was recently hit by floods. The hospital teamed up with doctors at the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar to provide corneas. Dera provided light to 16 patients a botched-up cataract-removal surgery at a charity eye camp in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district.
Yaad – e – murshid free eye camp that enlightened thousands of lives
Under Mission Ujiyara; Dera Sacha Sauda organizes free mega eye checkups and treatment camps annually. Yaad -e-murshid eye camp is held every year from 12 to 15 December to lighten the dark worlds of visually challenged people under the auspices of the Shah Satnam Ji Research & Development Foundation. Dera has been organizing such annual eye camps, since 1992 in the pious memory of Param Pita Shah Satnam Singh Ji Maharaj, under the supervision and guidance of His Holiness Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan.
Patients are examined with high Technology Machines. Glaucoma, Cataract, Squint, and all other kinds of eye diseases are examined and operated in this camp.
Volunteers serve the patients to take care of their real parents They give the patients medicines on time, take them to washrooms holding their hands and help them have their meals. They also act as aids in all their tasks by treating them just like their parents.
The eye camp has got recorded in the Guinness world record for creating the record of the highest number of OPDs in a day in the year 2010 and 2013.
Tips related to eye health and care
On this world sight day, here is a list of tips GIVEN by saint dr. MSG to take care of your eyesight.
Amla is a powerful remedy to deal with conjunctivitis. Amla plays a good role in the improvement of eyesight.
Consumption of Triphala powder as well as the external application is beneficial for eyes. Put Triphala powder in water. keep it undisturbed overnight and then sieve this water 2- 3 times in the morning. Then add honey to the water. Use this solution as eye drops.
One should Get an eye checkup at least once a year
Eye exercise – once Rotate your eyes clockwise for 5 seconds and then anticlockwise for 5 seconds. Practice this exercise 5 to 6 times a day.
Blinking your eyes 20 to 30 times at a good speed is a good exercise for your eyes. Proper blinking is essential as it cleanses your eyes, relieves the strain, and provides comfort to the eye.
Green chilies are full of beta carotene and vitamin c, green chilies should be regularly consumed for proper eyesight.
The inspiration behind these tireless efforts
Dera Sacha Sauda, a confluence of all religions, is well known for its 134 humanitarian work. Saint dr. MSG insists that one of the greatest donations one can make is the selfless gift of blood during one’s lifetime and eyes and other organs after death
He says that Just being called a human being is not enough unless one’s life is full of deeds of humanitarianism. Even animals and birds live for self-preservation, but God has created man as the supreme creation to fulfill the purpose by being of welfare to society and nature.
So one must never be selfish and contribute some part of life towards nature and society
Guruji emphasizes that eye donation is the best donation of all. And since our body without the soul is nothing but ashes and dust, it would be better if we donate our eyes. It is a righteous thing to do.
Not only eye donation, but volunteers have also filled forms of organ donation and postmortem body donation.
Salutes to such passion for humanity and salutes to the inspiration behind!
Writing credits: Lovepreet Arora