Our story is of a unique partnership between 'God of Sight' Dr Sanduk Ruit and Mr Tej Kohli.
The Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation combines Dr Ruit’s technical expertise for delivering large-scale low-cost cataract surgeries with Kohli’s experience of funding grassroots projects worldwide. Together, the pair aim to screen one million and cure 300,000 – 500,000 by 2030. 100% of the operating costs will be funded by Tej Kohli and the Kohli family.
Early Childhood Cataract Cure & Prevention
7 Minute Miracles: A plan to reduce the number of children with cataract blindness by 0.5% worldwide
Investor and Philanthrophist
One of the underreported tragedies of our time is that nearly 90% of the world’s blind live in low-income countries where poverty and blindness perpetuate in a descending cycle. The main cause of this often needless and frequently avoidable blindness is cataracts, which affect 95 million people worldwide. Investment in improving accessibility and quality of cataract surgery in the developing world can help reduce extreme poverty, and transform communities.
Tej Kohli on the problem of preventable blindness in the developing world.
Ophthalmologist & Eye Surgeon
Blindness does not discriminate; therefore its care too, should not. Access to good sight is a universal right, and its access should not discriminate between different sections of society. Everyone should be able to access their right to receive good sight.
Dr. Sanduk Ruit on Curing Preventable Blindness in the Developing World.