$50 and 7 minutes can change a life forever
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.
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.
Our temporary microsurgical outreach camp in Lumbini screened 1,387 patients and
cured 312 of blindness in March 2021.
Our temporary microsurgical outreach camp in Solukhumbu screened 1,214 patients
and cured 178 of blindness in April 2021.
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.
We are committed to complete transparency in our work
and we regularly publish data about our achievements.