Project #736

Himalayan Cataract Project: Remote Eye Camps

by Himalayan Cataract Project, Inc.
Jul 15, 2013

Sight-Restoring Surgery in Bhutan

86-year-old Jabjay before eye surgery
86-year-old Jabjay before eye surgery

In May a life-changing eye clinic was held in the Samtse district in the southwestern region of Bhutan. The eye clinic was led by Bhutan’s first vitreo-retina specialist, HCP Fellow Dr. Bhim Rai. 1,300 patient screenings and 101 cataract surgeries were provided. Patients ranged in age from 17 to 100 and some were carried to the eye camps on homemade stretchers because their blindness was so debilitating.

The Himalayan Cataract Project is a critical supporter of eye care services in Bhutan. Through outreach eye clinics HCP is able to help people in destitute and rural areas that would normally not have access to high quality care.

Jabjay after eye surgery, able to walk alone
Jabjay after eye surgery, able to walk alone

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Organization Information

Himalayan Cataract Project, Inc.

Location: Waterbury, VT - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Geoff Tabin
Waterbury, VT United States

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