LRBT is committed to creating a better Pakistan by preventing the suffering caused by blindness and other eye ailments. To this end it will provide state of the art comprehensive free eye-care in keeping with its tradition of excellence, efficiency and compassion for all.
Blindness in Pakistan: The Stark Reality
21.12 million are Blind and Visually Impaired that is 11% of the total population
1.9 million Blind of which 80% or 1.49 million are Curable.
Additional 190,000 become blind every year.
19.2 million have Impaired Vision.
Rs 7500 ($ 80) average monthly income per capita .
1 of 3 people live on less than Rs 3000 ($32) per month and 91% of this is spent on food.
Comparison of Some Eye Treatments in
Private Hospitals/Clinics VS LRBT
|Eye Treatment||Private Hospital: Charges to Patient||Cost to LRBT (Free to Poor Patients)|
|Cataract – Adults||17,000||2,879|
|Cataract – Children||35,000||8,289|
|Age Related Macular Degeneration (Wet ARMD)||75,000||3,795|