Barsana is a holy town located in Mathura district, UP., about 150kms from Delhi. Unfortunately, today at Barsana & surrounding 120 villages, due to extreme poverty and lack of basic medical facilities, many needy villagers most of whom are over 70 years of age are leading a life of blindness due to cataract.  Bhaktivedanta eye hospital, located at Barsana with support from the IIFL Foundation has been providing free eye care services including free cataract surgeries to the needy villagers of Barsana and surrounding 120 villages since 1992. Along with cataract, the villagers suffer from tooth ailment due to tobacco consumption. The medical camp provides them the much-needed medical help both for eyes and tooth, with support from the IIFL Foundation.


The project which aims at eradication of needless blindness as well as tooth related aliment has been well received by one and all. The Bhaktivedanta eye Hospital at Barasana, has been providing free eye care services, including cataract surgeries, to the rural and tribal population of Barasana and the surrounding 120 villages since 1992. In the past few years, the hospital has successfully conducted over 35,000 free cataract surgeries. Annually, the hospital conducts eye screening for more than 20,000 villagers, performing approximately 3,000 free cataract surgeries of the patients who belongs primarily to Delhi, Rajasthan, and Haryana. Over the years the project has benefitted more than 1.25 lakhs needy population with support from the IIFL Foundation.

Treatment availed by patients during camp


Project location

Barsana, Mathura District


Uttar Pradesh

Project start year


Project end year

On going



  • “The dental camp helped me to get rid of my pain in the gums”.- Mubina from Haitya village.


  • “The dentures provided at the camp was very useful and now I can eat chapattis without any problem”.- Premraj from Nandgaon. 


  • "In giving we get. Similarly, in giving vision we get the true vision to see the realities around us by giving a helping hand. It gives joy to the giver and receiver".- Maruti Rao, Bhaktivedanta hospital.


Disclaimer: Data period April 2023 to March 2024