Himalayan Cataract Project - Global Impact

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Himalayan Cataract Project

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HCP works to cure needless blindness with the highest quality care at the lowest cost, through ophthalmic care, education, and establishment of world-class infrastructure.
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Charity Photos

  • Title: Happy to See Again
  • Charity: Himalayan Cataract Project
  • Country: Ethiopia
  • Photo Credit: Maheder Haileselassie / HCP Cure Blindness

  • Title: Joy at the Top of the World
  • Charity: Himalayan Cataract Project
  • Country: Nepal
  • Photo Credit: HCP Cure Blindness

High in the Everest region, above 12,000 feet, a surgical outreach was completed in Khunde, Nepal.

  • Title: Happiness in Harar
  • Charity: Himalayan Cataract Project
  • Country: Ethiopia
  • Photo Credit: Amanda Conde / HCP Cure Blindness

A patient celebrates regaining her eyesight during a cataract surgery outreach in Harar, Ethiopia.

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Rebecca Okyere, 63, began having problems with her eyes four years ago. “It felt like there were sand particles in my eyes. It really disturbed me and when I visited the hospital, the doctor said I needed surgery, but it was too expensive for me. It was great news when I heard about this outreach program. When the surgery was performed, they covered my eye with the patch so I couldn’t see. The patch has been removed today and I can see better than before. I am so happy that I didn’t go blind so I can continue to sell my porridge and not depend on my relatives to take care of me.” Rebecca was overjoyed when her eye patch was removed after cataract surgery at Cape Coast Teaching Hospital in Ghana. Not only has her eyesight been restored, but also her livelihood and hope for the future.