Cataract Outreach Camp in Dolaka, Nepal

Cataract Outreach Camp in Dolaka, Nepal

In May 2018, the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology team headed by Dr Sanduk Ruit travelled seven hours to Dolakha in Kathmandu to run a cataract outreach camp. Dolakha was the epicentre of a major earthquake that took place in May 2015 leaving many families gravely impacted.

Funds raised by Hawaiian staff members and Wen Giving Foundation covered the costs of all 148 cataract surgeries performed on 135 patients. The oldest patient was 89 and the youngest patient was 16.

The Tilganga team included Dr Shyam Vyas who is a fully trained Ophthalmologist after benefitting from a Wen Giving Foundation scholarship.