Himalayan Cataract Project: Remote Eye Camps

 
$70,263 $29,737
Raised Remaining
Aug 9, 2012

Cataract Workshop restores sight to 51-year old from rural village in Nepal

Before eye surgery
Before eye surgery

Bishnu Maya Thami, a 51-year-old female from a rural village in Nepal, was blind for two years before arriving at the Dolakha Eye Center in May 2012. Before her sight was restored, Bishnu Maya was completely dependent on her daughter-in-law and neighbors. Through an outreach event, Bishu had her sight restored by a team from Tilganga - HCP's flagship training center. 

Since November 2010, when HCP committed essential funds allowing Tilganga to take over the eye center’s management, more than 10,500 patients have benefited from its services. Tilganga’s clinical staff travels to Dolakha four times a year to perform outreach surgical events restoring sight to patients like Bishnu who wouldn’t be able to make the trip to Kathmandu and who would otherwise have no access to eye care.

After Surgery
After Surgery

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Project Leader

Geoff Tabin

Director
Waterbury, VT United States

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