Himalayan Cataract Project, Inc.

The Himalayan Cataract Project strives to eradicate preventable and curable blindness through high-quality ophthalmic care, education and the establishment of a world class eye care infrastructure.
Dec 28, 2011

HCP partner in Ghana provides much needed care in remote area

KATH clinical staff cross river to access patients
KATH clinical staff cross river to access patients

In late-October, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH)’s Dr. Seth Lartey led an outreach team of seven doctors and nurses to provide surgical services at Kete Krachi in the Krachi-West district of Volta Region of Ghana (over 700 miles from KATH).

During the workshop, the team screened 1,908 patients, provided medical treatment and spectacles as needed, and recommended surgery for 274 patients. The team provided 100 of the 274 surgeries, and will return before the end of the year to provide the remaining surgeries.

Patients waiting for screening
Patients waiting for screening
Dec 28, 2011

Cataract Workshop in India provides 501 sight-rest

Post operative patients
Post operative patients

For the second time this year, Dr. Govinda Paudel and a team from the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology in Nepal traveled to Jagadguru Kripalu Charity Hospital, Uttar Pradesh (UP), a remote location in India, to manage a cataract workshop in conjunction with local ophthalmologists. A total of 501 cataract surgeries were provided.

HCP has supported work in the UP since 2007, and each year the number of cataract surgeries provided at the outreach workshops has increased. HCP has committed to adding two additional high-volume cataract workshops in 2012 in India due to the great need.

Dr. Paudel performing surgery
Dr. Paudel performing surgery
Sep 28, 2011

OMEC in Pictures - Phaplu, Nepal

Patient undergoing eye exam
Patient undergoing eye exam

Photos from an Outreach Microsurgical Eye Clinic at a Himalayan Cataract Project supported Solu Community Eye Centre located in Phaplu, Nepal.

Cataract Patient
Cataract Patient
Pre-operative patient
Pre-operative patient
Patients undergoing surgery
Patients undergoing surgery
Child undergoing surgery
Child undergoing surgery
Post-operative patient
Post-operative patient
Post-operative patients
Post-operative patients
Patients receiving information about post-op care
Patients receiving information about post-op care
Post-operative cataract patient
Post-operative cataract patient

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