VISION: SAVE THE SIGHT

Message from Dr. Mukhtar

Pride of performance, Life Time achievement and Living Legend awards.

Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar Ahmed

ERWO is at the forefront in saving sight by preventing and treating retinal and other blinding eye diseases completely free for the deserving poor patients. It is the first and only retina welfare NGO in Pakistan. It reaches the unreached for screening and bringing the patients to ERWO Center at Alain Institute in Karachi. It is collaborating with Hilal-e-Ahmar (RED CROSS) to hold screening eye camps at all their centres in Pakistan. The major diseases causing blindness which are treated by ERWO include diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma, refractive error, corneal diseases, uveitis, hereditary and genetic disorders, tumors, trauma, toxic agents and many systemic diseases.

ERWO is building an Eye Center at Nawabshah, as the hub from where our mobile clinics can reach the poor in all directions and bring only those to the centre who need treatment in the hospital. ERWO also has a network of national & International vitreo retinal surgeons who are working voluntarily for ERWO. It is our determination that no emergency is deferred or delayed, particularly the cases of retinal detachment, acute attack of glaucoma, trauma and and any painful eye diseases. The qualities of facilities are aimed to be at the national and international standard and repute.

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