According to the World Health Organisation, 95 million people worldwide are affected by blindness or severe visual impairment due to cataracts. Cataracts are disproportionately prevalent in low-and-middle-income countries, where they account for 50% of blindness, compared to just 5% of blindness within developed countries.
Spanning four districts in Nepal’s Madhesh and Bagmati Provinces (Dhanusha, Mahottari, Sarlahi & Sindhuli), the Tej Kohli and Ruit Foundation organised 69 screening camps and screened 18,711 people from April, 2021 to March, 2022. Of the 18,711 screened, the Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation identified and cured 4,041
Developing countries such as Nepal often rely heavily on the labour and hard-work of their citizens to allow the country to prosper. However, when issues such as blindness occur nationwide, it becomes increasingly difficult for those citizens to seek employment and work towards building a better future. In many remote
Nar Phu Valley is a small community in the Manang community in Nepal. The screening team made a strenuous two day journey to reach the village. The team travelled with all the equipment needed to set up the screening camps and complete eye assessments and surgeries. Read more For more