A $25 donation can provide the material cost of one sight-restoring surgery
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We partner with local eye health providers to help them build and maintain high-quality eye care in their communities. Through training, equipment and infrastructure support, we cultivate the growth of local, sustainable eye care systems. We focus on areas where the burden of blindness is extremely high, working in over 20 countries throughout South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
Globally, 36 million people are blind–half from treatable cataracts
80% of global blindness is preventable with a 10-minute surgery that costs $25 in materials
Growing/aging populations and a shortage of eye care providers contribute to the global backlog of treatable blindness, which will continue to increase without effective solutions
HCP | CureBlindness has 35 implementing partners and a global volunteer network of over 100 collaborators
Provide specialized training opportunities to ophthalmic personnel at all levels.
Provide the eye care equipment, supplies and buildings critical to delivering eye care.
25 years ago, Dr. Sanduk Ruit and Dr. Geoff Tabin started the Himalayan Cataract Project to fulfill their goal to eradicate needless blindness in their lifetime.Learn more
We take great pride in our financial efficiency and work to maximize the value of every donation we receive. Almost 90% percent of our expended funds support our efforts to eradicate preventable blindness throughout the world.
We aspire to cure the mountain of global blindness — one patient at a time. We work to deliver practical, sustainable, high-quality, low-cost eye care to underserved blind people.
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