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Academic Papers & Research

Can an iPad app help screen for Glaucoma?

Together with collaborators from the U.S., Tilganga has carried out a study to test screening patients for glaucoma with an iPad app.[more]

November 2014

Randomized study of lenses manufactured at Tilganga finds no signficiant differences

“A Randomized, Single-Center Study of Equivalence of 2 Intraocular Lenses Used in Cataract Surgery,” published in Ophthalmology in 2013.[more]

May 2013

“Turning the tide of corneal blindness”

Published in Indian Journal of Ophthalmology in 2012.[more]

September 2012



“Refractive error, strabismus and amblyopia in congenital ptosis”

Published in the Journal of Nepal Medical Association in 2010.[more]

September 2010

“Ocular morbidity among orphanages”

HCP Co-Director Dr. Ruit was a co-author of this article published in the Journal of Nepal Medical Association in 2010.[more]

June 2010


“Retinoblastoma in a 37 year old man in Nepal: A case report”

Published in Kathmandu University Medical Journal in 2010.[more]

February 2010

“Etiologic diagnosis of corneal ulceration at a tertiary eye center in Kathmandu, Nepal”

HCP's Drs. Tabin, Feilmeier and Oliva were among the co-authors of this article in Cornea in 2010.[more]

January 2010

"Ocular telemedicine between Nepal and the USA: prevalence of vitreoretinal disease in rural Nepal"

Dr. Sanduk Ruit co-authored this article in the British Journal of Ophthalmology 2009[more]

May 2009

"Seasonal hyper acute pan uveitis--recent scenario in Nepal"

Dr. Ruit co-authored this article published in the Nepal Medical College Journal 2008[more]

September 2008

"Prevalence of diabetic retinopathy following a community screening for diabetes"

Dr. Ruit co-authored this article which was published in the Nepal Medical College Journal 2008[more]

June 2008

“Eye Care for the Millennium Villages”

This article by HCP's Geoff Tabin, MD, and Emily Newick, MPH, appeared in Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today (PDF, 145 Kb) 2008 [more]

April 2008

"The Cataract Blindness Challenge - Innovations Case Discussion: Aravind Eye Care System"

Written by Dr. Geoffrey Tabin, this article appeared in Innovations, a quarterly journal published by MIT Press (PDF, 231 Kb) 2007[more]

October 2007

"A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial of Phacoemulsification vs Manual Sutureless Small-Incision Extracapsular Cataract Surgery in Nepal"

Co-written by Dr. Tabin, Dr. Ruit and other colleagues, this article appeared in the American Journal of Ophthalmology (PDF, 829 Kb) 2007[more]

January 2007

“Standard Operating Procedure Manual for Modern Small Incision Cataract Surgery”

This manual (PDF, 1 Mb) was produced by the Tilganga Eye Centre, HCP's partner in Nepal 2006[more]

August 2006

“Treatment of Vitreoretinal Disorders in the Developing World”

Co-written by Dr. Tabin, Dr. Ruit and other colleagues, this article appeared in Ophthalmology (PDF, 1 Mb) 2005[more]

April 2005

"Pediatric cataract surgery in Nepal"

Co-written by Dr. Tabin, Dr. Ruit and other colleagues, this article appeared in Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (PDF,  950 Kb) 2004[more]

January 2004

“Penetrating Keratoplasty in Nepal”

Co-written by Dr. Tabin, Dr. Ruit and other colleagues, this article appeared in Cornea (PDF,  840 Kb) 2004[more]

January 2004

"Optimal single intraocular lens power for the Nepali population"

Co-written by Dr. Tabin, Dr. Ruit and other colleagues, this article appeared in British Journal of Ophthalmology (PDF,  173 Kb) 2004[more]

January 2004

“The Ascent of Mount Everest Following Laser in situ Keratomileusis”

Co-written by Dr. Geoff Tabin, this article appeared in Journal of Refractive Surgery (PDF, 400 Kb) 2003[more]

January 2003

“Going to High Altitude with Preexisting Ocular Conditions”

Co-written by Dr. Geoff Tabin, this article appeared in High Altitude Medicine and Biology (PDF,  1.1 Mb) 2003[more]

January 2003

“Ketamine anesthesia for pediatric ophthalmology surgery”

Co-written by Drs. Ruit and Tabin and their colleagues, this article appeared in the British Journal of Opthalmology (PDF, 270 Kb) 2003[more]

January 2003

“Atypical Presentation of Acanthamoeba Keratitis,”

Co-written by Dr. Geoff Tabin, this article appeared in Cornea (PDF, 644 Kb) 2001[more]

January 2001

“Intraocular Lens Power Calculation After Laser In Situ Keratomileusis for Myopia and Hyperopia”

This academic article appeared in Cornea (PDF, 476 Kb) 2001[more]

January 2001

“An innovation in developing world cataract surgery: sutureless extracapsular cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation”

Co-written by Dr. Tabin, Dr. Ruit and other colleagues, this article appeared in Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology (PDF, 544 Kb) 2000[more]

January 2001