HEALTHY Vision India Rural Cataract Program


To drive North Karnataka Rural Areas towards Cataract free areas


Government of Karnataka and M M Joshi Eye Institute

Highlights of the Program:

  • Identify District of North Karnataka with Cataract Backlog
  • Government team will screen patients with cataract
  • Nayonika would involve local private hospitals to conduct free cataract surgeries in Government hospitals
  • Dharwar, Gadag, Haveri, Belgaum,Koppal, Bijapur, Bagalkot District were covered through this project
  • Patients would undergo free cataract surgeries either in District hospitals or in hubli M M Joshi eye hospital.


  • Nobled in 2016
  • Over 25000 Rural communities were served with FREE Cataract Surgeries
  • Nayonika team conducted over 300 FREE surgeries in 3 days time in Jeevan Rekha Train
  • Project been extended to support Paediatric surgeries for rural pockets