The Himalayan Cataract Project Brings World-Class Eye Care to the Blind
At the core of HCP’s work is its goal to achieve high-quality, low-cost eye care that can be sustained in the developing world for the long-term. HCP focuses on several key areas that form the foundation of all that it does:
- Development of Long Term Local Capacity through Skill Transfer. HCP trains local eye care teams with methodologies optimized for the developing world. All training and education hinges on maximizing the capacity of eye care staff at all levels. This allows for the expansion of efficient eye care delivery, an increased number of patients treated, and an increased number of trained eye care specialists who can then train future eye care providers.
- The Building of Eye Care Facilities & Infrastructure: scaled to local needs to ensure sustainable eye care is in place for the long-term.
Special Features That Make HCP Unique
- Modern cataract surgery – high-quality, high-volume surgery available to anyone regardless of his or her ability to pay
- Intensive education programs – local eye care professionals are thus able to manage top quality eye care delivery
- Core humanitarian values – demonstrated through the lifetime commitment of co-directors Dr. Sanduk Ruit and Dr. Geoff Tabin, to restore eyesight to the blind.
- Outreach – Microsurgical Eye Clinics provided to remote rural communities that reach the poor blind.