A father’s little boy sits in a line of cataract patients, all bearing a handwritten I.D. number taped to their foreheads. They are waiting for their turn on the operating table, already wearing blue medical gowns with dark plastic bags wrapped around their feet. The father and the boy listen as the eye nurse explains […]

HIMALAYAN CATARACT PROJECT: Happiness sparked in Saipal, Nepal

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Scanning the surrounding mountains with newly-unbandaged eyes Pyaru Bohora, a 77-year-old patient exclaimed, “Oh, it’s morning! I can see now!” Her happiness could be felt rising like the warmth given off by the morning sun. Pyaru, a resident from Bajhang, was under the expert care of Dr. Reeta Gurung, CEO of Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology. […]

HIMALAYAN CATARACT PROJECT: 2020 – a year in review

In addition to celebrating our 25th year, a true highlight of 2020 was a milestone we reached together with scores of implementing partners around the world – surpassing 1 million surgeries! From our beginnings in the Himalayas to restoring sight in more than 20 countries, we are so grateful to you and all of our […]

HIMALAYAN CATARACT PROJECT: First 2020 Ethiopian High-Volume Campaign a Success

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Ethiopia’s first high-volume cataract campaign of 2020 signaled a strong start in working toward curing preventable blindness in the country. Over the span of four days, HCP and its implementing partners performed 1,054 sight-restoring surgeries. In 2019, HCP completed 23,100 surgeries in Ethiopia and has set a 2020 target of 30,000 surgeries in the country. […]

HIMALAYAN CATARACT PROJECT: Meet Benedicta, a 17-year-old girl from Cape Coast, Ghana

Meet Benedicta Boah, a 17-year-old girl from Cape Coast, Ghana who had sight restored to both eyes after three years of blindness. See full video story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOYm40TfPrQ Benedicta was brought to the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH) by her mother early on the second day of our outreach there with cataracts in both her […]