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Dr. Sanduk Ruit and Dr. Geoff Tabin await results at a rural eye camp.
Dr. Sanduk Ruit and Dr. Geoff Tabin await results at a rural eye camp.

Ophthalmologists with a Mission

The Himalayan Cataract Project works to eradicate preventable and curable blindness through high quality ophthalmic care, education and the establishment of a world-class eye care infrastructure.

Two intrepid ophthalmologists, Dr. Sanduk Ruit and Dr. Geoff Tabin, started the Himalayan Cataract Project to fulfill their personal goals of eradicating as much unnecessary blindness in their lifetimes as possible.

Drs. Ruit and Tabin have proven that hospital quality standards can be applied in poor areas lacking electricity and clean water. Their inventive approach and dogged perseverance made what 20 years ago was considered impossible – possible.

Today HCP reaches the most unreachable patients wherever its services are needed through a combination of:

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