OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

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Surgeries Completed

18,465 patients cured of blindness

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide, and accounts for half of the world’s forty million blind. 90% of the world’s cataract blind live in the developing world, and continue to live a life of needless blindness because they cannot afford or access surgery.

The Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation Foundation is focused on improving accessibility of surgery within extremely marginalized communities, and to cure as many people of needless blindness in the developing world. Till date, the Tej Kohli and Ruit Foundation has completed 13,659 life-transforming cataract surgeries in the developing world.

Patients ​ Screened

149,568 Patients Screened ​

Screening is the process of identifying patients living with cataract blindness ahead of an outreach camp. When an outreach camp is planned in a particular region, a medical team reaches out to all parts of the area to identify patients living a life of needless blindness, and invites them for surgery at the camp. Additionally, during a screening camp, patients, who would otherwise not be able to have their eyes assessed, even for minor ailments and visual impairment, receive an opportunity to have their eyes assessed by an eye health expert.

The Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation has screened 128,094 patients so far

Outreach​ Camps

82 Outreach Camps Completed

Very often, to cure as many people of needless blindness in the world, we have to make the effort of taking a microsurgical camp to the community – in the form of an outreach camp.

The Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation has staged 52 microsurgical camps so far – wherein, a medical team working with the Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation sets up a biometric room, an operating theatre, a post-op ward, all part of a cataract surgical delivery system perfected by Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation co-founder Dr Sanduk Ruit.

Partner Hospitals

9 Partner Hospitals

The Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation works in close technical collaboration with 8 partner hospitals across Nepal to amplify its efforts to cure as many people living with needless blindness. The hospitals assist the foundation in staging outreach camps, and provide the human resources in terms of ophthalmologists, ophthalmic assistants, and other eye health workers who work towards achieving Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation’s mission to take cataract surgeries to some of the most underserved regions of Nepal.