HCP in the Media
“Flying across the poorest parts of the county, setting up mobile clinics and treating hundreds of people in a day, he is changing lives overnight.”
Kristin Meekhof writes about the history and current work of the Himalayan Cataract Project.
HCP Co-Founder Dr. Sanduk Ruit was featured in a VOA report on his recent high-volume surgical events in Myanmar.
ABC’s “Nightline” featured an extended version of David Muir’s coverage of HCP’s recent sight-restoring work in Mekelle, Ethiopia.
Dr. Sanduk Ruit, HCP's co-founder and the medical director of Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, is on a medical mission in Myanmar.
“In addition to being a dramatically economical and successful surgery, it's also extremely emotional,” says CNBC in describing HCP's work.
ABC World News reports on HCP's recent sight-restoring work in Ethiopia, and shares a follow-up report
David Muir reported on a cataract surgery event in Ethiopia where more than 700 people regained sight.
“...This heart-warming tale about Ruit and Tabin stays true to these miracle men’s lives and mission.”
“Dr. Sanduk Ruit worked with Australian icon Fred Hollows and has gone on to perfect his technique and teach it to the world.”
Reviews from the Sacramento Bee, Barnes & Noble, Outside Magazine, Amazon, GoodReads and more!
Drs. Ruit and Tabin are featured in a Q&A in The Economist magazine's blog called Prospero.
The "Accelerate Ethiopia" fundraising event brought HCP doctors and runners to Ethiopia to run a half-marathon and restore sight to more than 850.
Dr. Stewart Van Horn is among the first surgeons to take part in HCP's partnership with the ASCRS Foundation for training and outreach in Ethiopia.
Dr. Tabin in Deseret News: “Overcoming preventable blindness is one of those things we can really win”
The reporter discussed the new book Second Suns, which focuses on HCP's Dr. Geoff Tabin and his partner based in Nepal, Dr. Sanduk Ruit.
Dr. Sanduk Ruit in InterAction blog: “In the Himalayas, blindness is often considered a death sentence”
“In Nepal and other developing countries, cataracts affect the total population, including young adults and even children.”
Article in “Eye World”: HCP is “one of the most active and effective ophthalmology NGOs in [the Sub-Saharan] region”
Dr. David Chang wrote about HCP's partnership with ASCRS Foundation for cataract surgery training in Ethiopia. He also interviewed Dr. Tabin.
HCP CEO Job Heintz and Co-Founder Dr. Geoff Tabin were heard on the airwaves in Vermont, interviewed on WDEV Radio's “Vermont Conversation” program.
“Access Utah,” a program produced by UPR, interviewed HCP Co-Founder Dr. Geoff Tabin on July 30, just prior to a Second Suns reading event.
“While we cannot quickly and easily get rid of cancer or cure HIV, Malaria or Tuberculosis, half of all blindness in our world can be reversed overnight.”
Dr. Matt Oliva discussed his work with the Himalayan Cataract Project as well as the new book called Second Suns.
Dr. Matt Oliva was interviewed about his work with the Himalayan Cataract Project and the new book Second Suns.
The Washington Independent Review of Books has published a review of “Second Suns,” a book about HCP's co-founders.
HCP Board Member Dr. Matt Oliva is featured in an article in Oregon’s Mail Tribune in advance of an appearance at a Second Suns reading in an Ashland bookstore.
“Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (TIO), which is considered to be one of the best places for medical students aspiring to become eye specialists, has witnessed an increase in the flow of foreign students.”
Mark your calendars for July 12 at 12 p.m. EST to participate in a live chat on Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” with HCP Board Member Dr. Matt Oliva.
Dr. Sanduk Ruit, co-founder of HCP, wrote an editorial for Huffington Post IMPACT discussing poverty and blindness.
The Himalayan Cataract Project was featured by the poverty-fighting Borgen Project.
The Miami Herald book section ran a review of the book about HCP’s co-founders — “Second Suns.”
“Poor families cannot afford to lose a worker, or to feed and care for someone helpless. ‘They call it a ‘mouth without hands,’’ Tabin said.”
He spoke about his work overseas and the incredible need for trained eye care professionals in developing countries.
“A must read for anyone interested in ophthalmology or international health, and a great book for medical students.”
“They service poor people in the developing world who have developed cataracts—a clouding of the lens of the eye that is the world’s leading cause of blindness.”
The hometown paper of author David Relin takes a look at his new book.
“Second Suns, released June 18, is a crash course in humanity delivered as an adventurous tale. The book captures the joy of thousands of patients..."
Dr. Oz gives a nod to the new book that features Himalayan Cataract Project co-founders Dr. Sanduk Ruit and Dr. Geoff Tabin.
“Relin recounts a tale of how two very different men ... came together to bring first-class medical care to the Third World.”
USA Today put “Second Suns” on its New & Noteworthy book list this week! The book about HCP’s co-founders is released in bookstores today, June 18!
Columnist Susan Okie says, “Second Suns portrays heroic health care delivered under harrowing conditions.”
“We have the tools. We have the system. It is time to ramp it up,” says Dr. Tabin in an op-ed on the website TakePart.com.
Listen to Dr. Geoff Tabin's extended interview on New York Public Radio - WNYC - on The Leonard Lopate Show.
Watch Dr. Geoff Tabin, co-founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project, on the Huffington Post's live online interview show called HuffPostLive.
Second Suns, which will be released on June 18, has been selected by Barnes & Noble as one of their Best of the Month books for June.
Film featuring the humanitarian eyecare work of Himalayan Cataract Project Co-Director Dr. Geoff Tabin & Dr. Alan Crandall won awards at Mountainfilm.
“Second Suns should be required reading for anybody with an interest in humanitarian philanthropy...”
Optos, a retinal imaging tech company and supporter of the HCP, highlighted HCP's work in a blog post.
This Jordan Campbell film stars HCP Co-Director Dr. Geoff Tabin, Dr. Alan Crandall, John Dau & others. It follows an eye care mission to South Sudan.
"Restoring Vision and Peace in the New South Sudan" on the National Geographic Adventure Blog was written by Jordan Campbell.
As a result of Tilganga’s work with two local hospitals in Nepal, there have been 87 cornea donations.
Dr. Ruit is shown hiking to a high-altitude, remote village in Nepal and completing eye screenings and cataract surgeries.
“Second Suns: Two Doctors and Their Amazing Quest to Restore Sight & Save Lives” from Random House focuses on HCP's Dr. Geoff Tabin & Dr. Sanduk Ruit.
Drs. Sanduk Ruit and Matt Oliva both presented lectures at the 2013 Royal Hawaiian Eye Meeting.
Eric Perlman wrote an article about his participation in an HCP high-volume cataract event last spring and made a video.
Video focuses on using technology to enhance his work with eye patients — in Oregon and abroad with the Himalayan Cataract Project.
He discussed small-incision cataract surgery with the use of inexpensive intraocular lenses.
An article by Jordan Campbell in the American Alpine Club blog shares details and photos of Dr. Tabin's and Dr. Crandall's work in South Sudan.
Students at a middle school in Maryland are getting a special learning experience from their teacher, who is participating in Accelerate Ethiopia.
The article reported on Dr. Ruit's work providing more than 1,400 cataract surgeries and training local health care providers.
The article discusses Dr. Ruit’s history, why he became an ophthalmologist, and what inspires him to continue his work.
The Hindu newspaper describes Dr. Tabin's life story and the events that led to the creation of the Himalayan Cataract Project.
Images, video and observations from an event that changed the lives of more than 1,100 Ethiopians.
The Accelerate Ethiopia trip is a fundraiser for the Himalayan Cataract Project and imagine1day.
A paper co-written by HCP Advisory Board member Dr. David Chang has been published in the August edition of Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.
A feature story about HCP co-directors Dr. Geoff Tabin and Dr. Sanduk Ruit focuses on their tireless work aimed at eradicating blindness in Nepal.
Go Outside magazine in Brazil featured the Himalayan Cataract Project and its co-founders in a recent issue.
A news article by Reuters shines a spotlight on the work of HCP Co-Director Dr. Sanduk Ruit.
The Chicagoist profiled the photography of HCP friend and supporter Dr. Michael S. Lewis.
An article by HCP friend Timmy O’Neill titled “The Gift of Sight” highlights his travels with Dr. Geoff Tabin, assisting in outreach eye care events.
The "From the Eyes of Buddha" trailer explains that Dr. Sanduk Ruit & Dr. Reeta Gurung have been working on the problem of corneal blindness in Nepal.
Dr. Geoff Tabin was interviewed on CNN in late-March and he discussed his international eye care work.
The Ghana Daily Guide reported that construction of the new eye center in Kumasi, Ghana, is nearing completion.
Dr. Geoff Tabin, Co-Director of the Himalayan Cataract Project, was featured in an article in Utah’s Park Record titled “Opening eyes in South Sudan.”
HCP's Dr. Geoff Tabin discussed his international work during a 13-minute interview with Park City Television.
A feature story on Dr. Sanduk Ruit, Co-Director of HCP, describing how the doctor is working on surgical missions and training in Indonesia.
NPR broadcast a report on the Aravind Eye Care System, in Madurai, India. It's a HCP Affiliated Institution with over 300,000 surgeries per year.
Dr. Mike Feilmeier has worked alongside Dr. Geoff Tabin and he's initiated an international division at University of Nebraska Medical Center.
The Jakarta Post newspaper in Indonesia wrote a feature story on HCP Co-Director Dr. Sanduk Ruit and his recent work in North Sumatra.
The Toronto Star covered the work of HCP International Fellow Dr. Matt Bujak in Kenya.
Following Dr. Geoff Tabin’s February work in Trinidad, the local ophthalmology team is planning for a dedicated operating theatre for eye surgery.
HCP’s Dr. Geoff Tabin and fellow adventurer Conrad Anker were featured in an USC publication after speaking about HCP’s work.
Dr. Ruit was interviewed about his life-changing eye care efforts on the Sydney radio show called "Breakfast with Adam Spencer." It aired on April 11.
This daily newspaper reported on HCP and Dr. Geoff Tabin prior to the “Night for Sight” fundraiser on February 26 at Snowbird Resort in Utah.
A three-day corneal transplantation workshop will benefit doctors at public health institutions in the small Caribbean nation.
After success in the Himalayan region, HCP has expanded its focus to Africa, where there is only one ophthalmologist for every million people.
On Friday, February 10, the BBC aired a documentary on the “Human Planet” program highlighting an outreach event in Nepal.
Eye World, published by the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, wrote about HCP's successes and challenges.
In a video news report, Aljazeera followed Dr. Ruit at a mobile eye camp in Dhading, Nepal.
A newspaper in Bhutan reported on cataract surgeries in early October led by HCP's Dr. Sanduk Ruit in Thimphu, Bhutan.
Dr. Geoff Tabin, co-director of the Himalayan Cataract Project, was named recently to a list of the 30 best ophthalmologists in the United States.
OSN and Eye World Magazine reported on presentations by HCP ophthalmologists discussing reliability of SICS techniques versus phacoemulsification.
Read "Restoring Sight: My Work With the Himalayan Cataract Project in Ethiopia" by Dr. Matt Oliva, on the Columbia University Earth Institute website.
Elevation Outdoor lauded Dr. Geoff Tabin for founding HCP "to cure the blindness that plagued the people in regions of the world he loved to climb."
Newspapers in Ghana reported that Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and Himalayan Cataract Project will construct a $1 million eye center in Kumasi.
HCP Board Member Dr. Matthew Oliva and Affiliated Ophthalmologist Dr. Paul Imperia worked with HCP partner Dr. Tilahun Kiros to treat hundreds of patients in Ethiopia.
The newspaper follows Dr. Tabin on climbing outings and relates his experiences bringing life-altering eye care to unserved populations.
HCP’s Dr. Sanduk Ruit heralded as “God of Sight to the Poor” in AP articles in NY Times & Wash. Post
HCP Co-Director Dr. Sanduk Ruit is lauded for his efforts to eradicate blindness amongst the world’s poor in a recent AP article.
Describing Dr. Tabin's interest in climbing and other outdoor challenges, this journal highlights his greatest challenge: eradicating blindness.
The New Times of Rwanda reports on successful corneal transplant surgeries in that country in partnership with Himalayan Cataract Project's Dr. Tabin.
This magazine ran a short feature story on HCP co-director Dr. Geoff Tabin, who resides in Park City, Utah.
A December 2009 Outside magazine article names Tabin as one of 10 who are changing the world.
National Geographic Adventure magazine features Dr. Geoff Tabin and an article on HCP's recent eye surgery camp in Ethiopia.
The Himalayan Cataract Project and the expansion of the Tilganga Eye Center in Nepal were the focus of this article.
Kuensel Newspaper reported on Himalayan Cataract Project co-founder Dr. Geoffrey Tabin's recent corneal transplant surgeries in Bhutan.
This Salt Lake City newspaper highlighted an upcoming lecture by Dr. Geoffrey Tabin of the Himalayan Cataract Project on November 2.
Health Sciences Report shines a spotlight on Dr. Tabin's recent accomplishments, and thrills of surgery, climbing and sharing his knowledge.
Dr. Chang points to HCP, Tilganga Eye Centre and two other organizations for work that represents "the single greatest achievement in our field of cataract surgery during the past two decades."
In an Expert Q&A, Dr. David F. Chang describes what to expect with cataract surgery, as well as innovations at Tilganga Eye Centre.
Kathmandu Post reports that Tilganga's new wing will increase services, research and manpower in the eye sector
The new building will accommodate 700-800 eye patients a day, and to make services less expensive, intraocular lenses are produced at Tilganga.
Himalayan Times reports on Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology opening, attended by the Prime Minister Dahal & U.S. Ambassador Powell
Event was attended by Prime Minister Pushpa K. Dahal, U.S. Ambassador to Nepal Nancy J. Powell, and Australian Ambassador to Nepal Susan Grace.
Nepal's The Republica praises Tilganga's impact, reports on partnership between HCP and other organizations to create new institute
The new six-story expansion was built in partnership with organizations that include Himalayan Cataract Project, USAID and Fred Hollows Foundation.
Vermont's Burlington Free Press shared the news of the Himalayan Cataract Project's fourth consecutive four-star rating by Charity Navigator.
Staffing and training are needed to reduce Africa's cataract caseload.
HCP is named one of “10 Fast-Growing Charities.”
Ophthalmology Management magazine describes humanitarian eye care work in Africa conducted by Alan Crandall, M.D., Robert Hoffman, M.D., and Geoff Tabin, M.D, of HCP.
An interview of Dr. Geoff Tabin offers a snapshot of blindness in the developing world and HCP's contributions toward eradication.
Treating corneal blindness in China with new technologies and outreach efforts.
An American Alpine Club presentation about climbing mountains and curing blindness by Dr. Geoff Tabin was featured by this climbing magazine.
Dr. Geoff Tabin was mentioned in a show that included the editor of TIME, Caroline Kennedy and the Earth Institute's Dr. Jeffrey Sachs.
TIME magazine wrote about HCP and co-director Dr. Geoff Tabin in its article called “A Global Coalition of Good” September 2007
Phacoemulsification procedures are becoming more popular in India, but manual procedures maintain a large role in cataract surgery, according to doctors at the Aravind Eye Hospitals.
"Ophthalmologist Geoffrey Tabin has bagged the world’s highest peaks, but that’s nothing compared to his day job: miracle worker," reports an article called “The Visionary” Spring 2007
“Inside North Korea” with host Lisa Ling. Excerpt from TV show that follows HCP's Dr. Sanduk Ruit into North Korea on a mission to perform 1,000 cataract surgeries on the poor. March 2007
Dr. Sanduk Ruit is honored in RD's “Miracles by the Thousands: Asian of the Year 2007”[PDF] January 2007
Blindness in North Africa: A look at the Nadi Al Bassar System and an overview of the state of ocular health in North Africa.
Ophthalmology Management magazine highlights Dr. Geoff Tabin and HCP "as a model for an international effort to provide professional eye care to additional third-world countries."
Reader's Digest ventured "deep into North Korea with pioneering eye surgeon Dr. Sanduk Ruit as he teaches local doctors his technique for 'Opening Eyes'” January 2006
Outside magazine featured HCP's challenging work in Nepal in “The Light of Seven Mountain Suns” December 2005
"Eye Surgeons Cure Nepalis’ Cataracts” December 2004
“Vision 2020: Eliminating Preventable Blindness in Developing World” February 2004
“Nepal's Unique Eye Care Centre” October 2003
"Blind Faith" September 2003
“Sight to the Blind” September 2003
“Miracle Doctors” Lisa Ling and her crew follow the HCP team into the mountains of Nepal. September 2003
“Sight for Sore Eyes” October 2002
“Physicians, Patients in the Himalayan Mountains Get American Help” February 2002
“Dr. Sanduk Ruit and Corneal Transplant in Nepal” January 2002
“An Eye on Two Worlds” November 2000