Since 1995, the himalayan cataract project and its global partners have performed more than 445,000 ophthalmic surgeries in the developing world through improvised mobile eye clinics and high-volume cataract campaigns. The himalayan cataract project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization your gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law principal photography provided by ace kvale , michael amendolia , and other photojournalists who have generously supported our work. Himalayan cataract project: cureblindnessorg, waterbury, vermont 50k likes the himalayan cataract project works to eradicate preventable and curable.
The himalayan cataract project has treated millions of patients to restore their sight, quickly and affordably, eliminating nearly all treatable blindness in nepal. Cataract outreaches in india result in 925 sight restoring surgeries the himalayan cataract project and tilganga institute of ophthalmology are longstanding, trusted partners whose close collaboration with other organizations is essential in carrying out effective and successful projects.
Himalayan cataract project has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from charity navigator. A remote outreach eye camp will screen between 1,000 and 5,000 patients and restore sight to approximately 200 to 800 people in nepal, tibet, china, bhutan or northern india through cataract surgery explore projects himalayan cataract project: remote eye camps.
Earn double crowdrise points when you fundraise or give to this featured charity if you don't get how great double points is, please ask someone smarter than you or email us and we'll solve everything restoring sight and hope to those suffering from unnecessary blindness if you're as passionate. The himalayan cataract project (hcp) will develop and deliver sustainable eye care in nepal, ethiopia, and ghana, creating an adaptable train the trainer model that can be replicated and scaled around the world.
The study will evaluate the effect of a cataract surgical intervention conducted by the himalayan cataract project, and will consider the determinants of uptake of cataract surgery among older adults who suffer from blindness background. Restoring sight to over 4m people he met dr tabin, an american eye surgeon and world-renowned mountain climber, and they created the himalayan cataract project their revolutionary system. The himalayan cataract project (hcp) was created in 1994 by dr geoffrey tabin and dr sanduk ruit with a goal of establishing a sustainable eye care infrastructure in the himalaya hcp empowers local doctors to provide ophthalmic care through skills-transfer and education from its beginning, hcp responds to a pressing need for eye care in the.
In 5 minutes, he lets the blind see by nicholas kristof dr tabin, a mountain climber whose interest in nepal was sparked by summiting mount everest, leads the himalayan cataract project, a. The publisher will donate a portion of its proceeds on the sale of this book to the himalayan cataract project second suns is the unforgettable true story of two very different doctors with a common mission: to rid the world of preventable blindness.