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Diabetic Retinopathy


This project is to support the establishment of a Diabetic Retinopathy Department at Sankara Eye Hospital in Coimbatore, India. The objective is to provide curative treatment to a large number of poor villagers in the rural areas whose eye sight is affected to diabetes. The project plans to offer free treatment to over 300 poor patients every month and cover over 10,000 patients in three years. The budget for the grant is to provide an Ocular Coherence Tomogram which costs approximately US$52,000.

Primary Host Partner in the Project Country

Club: Coimbatore Central

District: 3200

Primary Contact: J. Ravi


Check all projects from: [District 3200] [Coimbatore Central Rotary Club] [J. Ravi]

Primary International Partner Outside the Project Country

Club: Torrey Pines (La Jolla)

District: 5340

Primary Contact: Philippe Lamoise


Check all projects from: [District 5340] [Torrey Pines (La Jolla) Rotary Club] [Philippe Lamoise]

Proposed Financing

Primary Host Sponsor Rotary Club/District

District 3200 DDF


Primary International Sponsor Rotary Club/District

District 5340 DDF


Additional Rotary Clubs/Districts

Blindness Prevention Donor Advised Fund (DAF)


Rotary Club of Valley Center


District 5330 DDF


Amount requested from the Rotary Foundation




Status and Progress Information


This project is completed. Project listed for the 2006-07 Rotary Year.

The Matching Grant application number from TRF is #62936.

The TRF Staff in charge of this grant is Agne Jankauskaite (

<21-Mar-07> System Entry
Creation of project page.

<21-Mar-07> by Robbyn Tarpy
Awaiting International partner to submit MG application this Rotary year--prior to 31 March.

<21-Mar-07> System Entry
Pledge of $4,625 DDF by Philippe Lamoise of the Rotary Club of Torrey Pines (La Jolla), District 5340.

<21-Mar-07> System Entry
This project qualifies for a $2,000 contribution from the Blindness Prevention Donor Advised Fund (DAF).

<26-Mar-07> System Entry
Pledge of $2,500 by Doug Clements of the Rotary Club of Valley Center, District 5340.

<27-Mar-07> System Entry
Pledge of $4,500 DDF by Tom Yuzer of the Rotary Club of Temecula Sunrise, District 5330.

<30-Mar-07> System Entry
Grant paperwork sent to The Rotary Foundation.

<15-May-07> System Entry
Grant approved by The Rotary Foundation.

<17-May-07> by Philippe Lamoise
Signed grant agreement from Torrey Pines sent to TRF.

<13-Jun-07> by Wschloer
BP-DAF forwarded $2,000 to TRF on 21 May 2007.

<25-Jun-07> by Philippe Lamoise
The $2,500 contribution from the Valley Center Rotary Club has been sent to TRF.

<6-Jul-07> by Philippe Lamoise
TRF notified us that the project has been forwarded to the finance department for payment.

<5-Dec-07> by Philippe Lamoise
Per C R Suryanarayan, the equipment has been purchased. Final report will be done in January.

<17-Mar-08> by Philippe Lamoise
Final Report sent to TRF by Rtn C R Suryanarayan.

<10-Apr-08> System Entry
Grant status changed to "Completed".