We've screened 142,033 and cured
16,721 people of blindness so far.

#50and7
It can cost as little as $50 for a seven minute surgery that can
cure someone of blindness and change their life forever.

A legacy of social and
economic change

Dr. Sanduk Ruit and Mr Tej Kohli are united in their mission to create a lasting legacy of social and economic change in poor and underserved communities by screening 1,000,000 people and curing up to 500,000 of needless cataract blindness. The Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation is funded entirely from the private capital of Tej Kohli and the Kohli family. Our services are delivered globally thanks to the world-class expertise of Dr. Sanduk Ruit.

The Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation is a restricted fund operating under the auspices of Prism the Gift Fund, registered UK charity number 1099682.

A worldwide mission to
cure blindness

We are curing blindness and leaving a legacy of community eye hospitals in the world’s poorest communities. We’re taking our microsurgical outreach camps to Nepal, India, Indonesia, Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, North Korea, Afghanistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Lebanon and Syria.

The number one United Nations Sustainable Development Goal is to end extreme poverty everywhere.

We are sharing our stories and building awareness that this goal can only become a reality when there is also a coordinated international effort to prevent and eliminate needless blindness, which is both a cause and a consequence of extreme poverty.

The Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation has partnered with the Evening Standard in London to share our stories and to raise awareness.

333 cured of blindness in the presence of
co-founders Tej Kohli and Dr. Sanduk Ruit.

Tej Kohli and Ruit Foundation - 178 people cured of blindness in the remote foothills of Mount Everest in Nepal

Our temporary microsurgical outreach camp in Solukhumbu screened 1,214 patients

and cured 178 of blindness in April 2021.

Tej Kohli and Ruit Foundation - $50 and 7 minutes can change a life forever #50and7

Curing needless blindness costs as little as $50 per patient

and surgery to cure a cataract can take just seven minutes.

The ripple effect of curing blindness transforms the social and

economic prospect of entire communities for the better.

Tej Kohli and Ruit Foundation - Every day we change lives thanks to #50and7

We are committed to complete transparency in our work

and we regularly publish data about our achievements.