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Comtrust Eye Care Society was registered under the Societies Registration Act in the year 1998. The Society was formed mainly for coordinating the charitable activities and also the community outreach programmes of Comtrust Eye Hospital, Calicut.

The Core values of the Comtrust Eye Care Society have been identified as"Excellence, Transparency, Credibility & Charity" During the 19 glorious years of its existence, the Society has extended its services to the Districts of Kannur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Wayanad and Kasargod.

Community Outreach Programme

The Society conducts regular free eye screening camps on all Sundays and National Holidays at pre planned centres in the rural areas of Malabar as well as the Hospitals, in close coordination with District Blindness Control Programme, Local clubs, Residents Associations, NGOs and Community service organizations like Lions Clubs etc. Patients with minor ailments are treated at the campsite itself and those who require cataract surgery are advised to report at Comtrust Eye Hospital or any of our other hospitals mentioned above, for further treatment/surgery. These patients are treated/operated free of cost with the implantation of Intra Ocular Lenses (IOLs).

1 No. of Eye Screening Camps conducted 2,319
2 No. of patients examined in these Camps 5,76,933

The expenses viz. boarding, bed charges, medicines etc. are completely borne by the Hospital. Spectacles prescribed to the patients at the eye screening camps are provided at highly subsidised rates.

A Free section is functioning at all these hospitals on all working days. Any patient can walk into the Free section and avail of free consultation services. Cataract surgeries are performed on the needy patients at a nominal cost at the free section. These patients are also provided with free boarding and medicine.

Occasionally, the Eye Care Society extends financial assistance/concession to the needy patients for treatment of other eye diseases also.

Comtrust Eye Bank

The Comtrust Eye Bank was started in August 2000. The Eye Bank is a member of the Eye Bank Association of India. A corneal transplantation center is functioning in Calicut as per the guidelines of 'National Programme for Control of Blindness' under Director General of Health Services, Government of India. The Eye Bank is also authorized by Directorate of Medical Education, Government of Kerala for corneal transplantation. The Eye bank functions on a 24x7 basis and is equipped with all the necessary infrastructure to harvest the Corneas right from the doorstep of the deceased or at any hospital in and around Calicut. The corneas thus collected are transplanted on the needy patients. We have, so far, successfully carried out 410 corneal transplantations. All the services connected with the Eye Bank are entirely free.

Present Office Bearers of Comtrust Eye Care Society
1 Ankarath Nandakumar President
2 K V Kunhammed Vice President
3 T O Ramachandran Secretary
4 Vettath UnnikrishananEradi Treasurer
5 Arjun Nedungadi Executive Member
6 M G Gopinath Executive Member
7 P V Gangadharan Executive Member
8 U Ramachandran Executive Member

Screening of School children

The Society has been laying strong emphasis on the timely detection and treatment of eye disorders among children. This programme has a very significant objective, since defective vision or partial blindness in children will seriously affect their educational career and limit employment opportunities, not to mention, other social disadvantages.

The programme has been implemented to cover all the schools in Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasargod and Wayanad Districts and so far, examined more than 200,000 school children and corrective measures undertaken for all affected children.