Himalayan Cataract Project: Remote Eye Camps

 
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Apr 29, 2013

A Successful Outreach in Hetauda, Nepal

Dr. Sanjita Sharma and a happy patient
Dr. Sanjita Sharma and a happy patient

Hetauda Community Eye Hospital (HCEH) in Nepal organized an outreach microscopic eye clinic in April.  Patients were screened from five different locations, and 335 surgeries were performed.  Himalayan Cataract Project Co-Directors Dr. Sanduk Ruit and Dr. Geoff Tabin, as well as Dr. Sanjita Sharma and Dr. Rachana Singh Rana from HCEH performed the surgeries.

HCEH is located in Southern Nepal and is a non-profit, sister organization of Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, which is also supported by the Himalayan Cataract Project.  Through outreach microscopic eye clinics we are able to reach people in rural areas who would normally not have the ability to travel to the hospitals for treatment.  By providing these outreach clinics, HCP is able to reach the most needy patients and provide high quality care, no matter their location or ability to pay.

Dr. Geoff Tabin examining a patient
Dr. Geoff Tabin examining a patient
Dr. Sharma and Dr. Tabin examine patients
Dr. Sharma and Dr. Tabin examine patients
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Project Leader

Geoff Tabin

Director
Waterbury, VT United States

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