Blindness is most prevalent in developing countries where malnutrition, inadequate health and education services, poor water quality and a lack of sanitation lead to a high incidence of eye disease. The Himalayan Cataract Project’s top priority is to reach the greatest number of underserved blind people, with the highest quality care, at the lowest possible cost. Learn more at www.cureblindness.org.
In December 2014, Retinal Consultants of Arizona’s Dr. Pravin Dugel, accompanied by his youngest daughter, traveled to Nepal as part of the HCP to provide free surgery to people blinded by cataract. Once they arrived, they worked and traveled with Dr. Sanduk Ruit – co-founder of the Himilayn Cataract Project – to remote parts of the country delivering much needed, high-quality eye care services.