Women in the world’s poorest communities are being empowered by projects to restore their sight

90% of the world’s blind live in low-income countries and 64.5% are women. A new program by London tycoon Tej Kohli and ‘God of Sight’ Dr Sanduk Ruit plans to screen 1,000,000 and cure at least 300,000 of cataract blindness by 2026.

A patient is triaged by the Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation clinical team at a microsurgical outreach camp in Nepal.
14-year-old Bipani was cured of cataract blindness by the Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation in Phaplu, Nepal.
A documentary short about the Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation
Patients await screening at a Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation microsurgical outreach camp in Nepal.
Dolma’s son left his work in the nearby fields to carry his mother on his back for the long trek down from their remote mountain home to a waiting 4x4, which transported her to receive free treatment at a microsurgical outreach camp.
Soorya will be able to get her life back and spend time seeing her friends for conversation and gossip after having her cataract blindness cured at a microsurgical outreach camp in Nepal.
Murathi was amongst hundreds of patients who were cured of cataract blindness by Dr Sanduk Ruit at a microsurgical outreach camp held by the Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation at the Buddha Maya Temple which is located at the exact birthplace of Buddha in Nepal.
Before being cured of her blindness, Shri was living alone and could not afford treatment. The closest eye hospital was more than 15 hours away, and she did not have the financial means or any other form of support to get there. She spent her days in darkness, sitting in one corner of her house, unsure what fate had in store for her.
Patients cured of blindness at a Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation microsurgical outreach camp held at a Buddhist temple in Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha.
Technologist Tej Kohli is committed to using his wealth to combat the many forms of needless blindness which arise due to poverty in low-income countries.
Dr Sanduk Ruit performs a surgery to cure cataract blindness during a microsurgical outreach camp in Nepal.

The Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation is working to screen 1,000,000 and to cure 300,000 people of cataract blindness in the world’s poorest communities by 2026.