BENEFITING: HIMALAYAN CATARACT PROJECT INC
The Himalayan Cataract Project is bringing sight to the world's poorest people. Cataracts disease is a leading cause of blindness worldwide, and yet is curable with a simple 5 minute surgical procedure that will literally allow the blind see for the remainder of their lives. The HCP has been operating for over 20 years, and Dr. Sanduk Ruit's project has brought an estimated 100,000 people of all ages out of would-be permanent blindness in the past three decades. Most of these patients go on to live for decades afterwards, meaning that Dr. Ruit's project has restored millions of man years' worth of vision to humanity.