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.
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.
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.