Revolutionising Eye Care

Dr. Sanduk Ruit's Journey to Affordable Cataract Treatment

In the realm of medical achievements, few individuals have left as indelible a mark as Dr. Sanduk Ruit. Throughout his career, Dr. Ruit has notched up numerous milestones, but perhaps none have been as transformative as his groundbreaking cataract surgery method. What sets his approach apart is not just its efficacy, but also its potential to reshape the landscape of eye care across the globe.

At the core of Dr. Ruit’s mission was a set of visionary objectives: to simplify the intricate art of cataract surgery, to devise accessible and cost-effective treatment protocols, and to play a pivotal role in alleviating poverty in the remotest corners of the world. Fueled by these ambitions, Dr. Ruit and his dedicated team embarked on a journey that would forever alter the conventional trajectory of cataract treatment.

Dr. Ruit’s innovative methods ushered in a new era of efficiency and precision. While traditional Western approaches often demanded surgical times of 45 minutes to an hour, Dr. Ruit’s revolutionised techniques condensed this into an astonishingly brief seven minutes. This breakthrough not only revolutionised the treatment process but also translated into an exponential increase in the number of patients who could be treated in a given timeframe without risking the quality of surgery. 

Yet, the impact of Dr. Ruit’s work goes far beyond mere expediency. His pioneering methods have opened doors to hope and healing for countless individuals residing in marginalised communities within developing nations. By making cataract treatment more accessible and affordable, he has succeeded in addressing a pressing health concern while also contributing significantly to poverty eradication.

Dr. Ruit’s journey serves as an inspiring testament to the power of innovation in medicine and its potential to reshape lives on a global scale. His legacy continues to unfold as his methods touch the lives of those who were previously devoid of adequate eye care, offering them a chance to regain their vision and, in turn, a renewed sense of hope and dignity. In a world where medical breakthroughs often redefine possibilities. 

Innovative Approaches, Lasting Change

On top of this, Dr Ruit, along with the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Dr Ruit established a state-of-the-art lens manufacturing facility. This facility, rather than just a place of production, is a hub of innovation that propels the accessibility of quality eye care to new heights. The manufacturing unit is able to orchestrate the creation of approximately half a million lenses each year, a staggering figure that reverberates with the potential to transform lives.

What makes this initiative all the more remarkable is the ethos that drives it. Dr. Ruit and his dedicated team have harnessed their expertise to fashion lenses of exceptional quality, yet their mission extends far beyond production. The lenses produced here are sold at a lower cost compared to other manufacturers, making them accessible to individuals in around 70 countries around the world. This isn’t about commerce, it is about democratising eyesight, about levelling the playing field so that visual clarity is no longer a privilege but a right for all.

This commendable effort has garnered Dr. Ruit widespread admiration on a global scale. He has been hailed as a true pioneer of eyesight, a visionary whose actions resonate with a universal language of compassion and progress. 

The Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation was founded in March 2021 by London philanthropist Tej Kolhi and Kathmandu ‘God of Sight’ Dr Sanduk Ruit. As of November 2022 the NGO had screened 170,022 patients and cured 22,663of blindness at 91 outreach camps in Nepal, Bhutan and Ghana. The Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation is a restricted fund operating under the auspices of Prism The Gift Fund, registered UK charity number 1099682. The Foundation targets the #1 United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of reducing poverty by making large-scale surgical interventions to cure blindness at the grassroots in the developing world. All treatments are provided completely free, with 100% of the funding coming from Tej Kohli and the Kohli family.