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13In June 2013 we have started a research study in collaboration with Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH) Hyderabad: “Multi centric collaborative study of affect of ultra violet radiation on human eye in the coastal region’. This study was conducted in Prakasham District with the support of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The whole district was divided into 35 clusters and a population of 3500 has undergone detailed ophthalmic examination by the Ophthalmologist medicines and spectacle prescription were given free of charge. The data collection process has been done and the statistical analysis is in process. The results are expected to be published by 2015.
5In March 2014 PVRI has started a unique project first of its kind in Hyderabad adopting an urban slum predominantly populated with economically week Muslim community at Hafiz Baba nagar which is around 4 kms away from our base hospital, Indo – US Eye Hospital Malakpet. The Project was titled as ‘Hospital based community eye health project’ (HBCEHP) conducted at Hafiz baba nagar with the support of Sahayata Trust. A team of 7 field staff recruited from the local community have been trained to perform basic eye examination undertake basic interviews of the people under the supervision of an experienced Project coordinator. The target population of 1, 40,000 would be enumerated and screened during the period of 4 years. A vision centre would be established soon in the project area to serve the community at large on a long term basis.
9In February 2015 PVRI collaborated with Oculus Global an international NGO’s working towards the elimination of avoidable blindness with a focus on low income countries.
The Mission of the project is to reduce the burden of avoidable blindness by adopting a village and declaring it as a cataract backlog free village. The goal of the project is to make 100 villages free of avoidable blindness, o perform 3000 cataract surgeries and 300 other speciality surgeries beyond cataract.
11Johns Hopkins Carey Business School collaborated with PVRI and conducted a research “To assess hospital’s social impact metrics in relation to its goal of providing cost-affordable health care”. The researchers also reviewed standard operating procedures to improve quality and delivery of care for an eye-care clinic in its mission to bring quality treatment to low-income citizens. The study also evaluated the operational processes associated with patient flow or “bed management” at PVRI.
12London Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine collaborated with PVRI and conducted a research study 'Improvement in Quality of Cataract Surgeries in Developing Countries'. This study was undertaken in 3 stages spread over 1 year. As a part of the study the Researchers have studied the complete process of Cataract Surgery at PVRI including patient experience and they are proposing to come out with a model that can be adopted across countries in various geographies.
14National Institute of Nutrition collaborated with PVRI and conducted a research to study, “The association between micronutrients (B vitamins and minerals) and type-2 diabetic retinopathy.” The study showed no significant difference between normal controls and diabetic with and without retinopathy with respect to the levels of most of the micronutrients which have an important role in insulin resistance and sensitivity (Zn, Mg, Mn, and Cr). Among the B-vitamins, levels of B-12 and B-6 appear to be deficient in DR patients compared to normal and diabetic subjects.
15In June 2013 we have started a research study in collaboration with Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH) Hyderabad: “Multi centric collaborative study of affect of ultra violet radiation on human eye in the coastal region’. This study was conducted in Prakasham District with the support of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The whole district was divided into 35 clusters and a population of 3500 has undergone detailed ophthalmic examination by the Ophthalmologist medicines and spectacle prescription were given free of charge. The data collection process has been done and the statistical analysis is in process. The results are expected to be published by 2015.
QueenIn June 2015, PVRI had collaborated with The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust to conduct a clinical research on for a Diabetic Retinopathy Initiative in India. The aim of this project is to: increase awareness amongst people living with diabetes; provide an educational package for physicians and other staff who care for diabetics and; extend programmes for the detection and treatment of diabetic retinopathy which are integrated into the Government of India’s health system.