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. In low- and middle-income countries cataracts account for 50% of all blindness, compared to just 5% of blindness in the West.
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