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Himalayan Cataract Project selected as semi-finalist for a
$100 million
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The Himalayan Cataract Project

Bringing sight to the world & needlessly blind

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25 Dollars, 10 Minutes,
1 Life Changed Forever

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In 5 minutes, He
Lets the Blind See

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Nicholas Kristof Joined Drs. Sanduk Ruit And Geoff Tabin In Hetauda, Nepal

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Second Suns

David Oliver Relin's unforgettable story of how two men with a shared dream are changing the world, one pair of eyes at a time.

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The himalayan cataract project brings world-class eye care to the needlessly blind

Eye Surgeons Making a Difference

The Himalayan Cataract Project works to eradicate preventable and curable blindness in the developing world with a steadfast commitment to training local providers and working with partners to leverage impact.

Cataract surgery is one of the most cost effective of all health interventions. (Source: World Health Organization)

The Cause

We have restored sight – and hope – for patients who might never have been reached

Our mobile eye-care campaigns and a growing network of specially trained surgeons and nurses are replicating our Nepal success in some of the most impoverished and hardest-to-reach locations on Earth, including Bhutan, Myanmar, and Ethiopia.

The Work

You can make a difference

Your donation to the Himalayan Cataract Project delivers immediate life-changing eye care to the poor and underserved populations that would otherwise go without.


Eye on the World

News • Events • Milestones

Events: Ace Kvale Photography Exhibit

Gallery MAR exhibit Focuses on Curing Blindness

News: HCP Featured in USA Today

Article profiles Dr. Tabin and the work of the Himalayan Cataract Project

HCP Receives Highest Charity Navigator Rating

Himalayan Cataract Project earns our sixth consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator

Postcards From the Field

Moran Eye Center-HCP International Fellow Dr. John Welling shares his experiences in Ouiha, Ethiopia

Nurse Profile: The Power of One

Meet Marta Yeshitela Abebe, an ophthalmic nurse working to make a difference for those living with unnecessary blindness in Ethiopia

Why Support the Himalayan Cataract Project?

Our doctors have performed more than 600,000 cataract surgeries in the developing world through walk-in clinics and high-volume, improvised mobile eye camps. Some 18 million needlessly-blind cataract patients still await care, most of them with no place to turn.