Our primary goal is to treat cataracts, the world's most common cause of preventable blindness. In many first-world countries, easier access to healthcare means that cataracts are usually caught and treated with a simple surgical procedure before ever leading to blindness. In many third-world countries with less access, cataracts often progress to a much more advanced stage, leading to severe visual impairment.
Fortunately, even at an advanced stage, cataracts are still completely curable with the same simple surgical procedure, which takes only 10-15 minutes. The cost of the surgical supplies needed for this procedure is only about $25. Our goal is to provide these surgical supplies to areas in great need.
To accomplish this, we are partnered with the Himalayan Cataract Project, which already has an extensive network in place worldwide. They are currently operating in Ethiopia, Ghana, Bhutan, Rwanda, Nepal, India, and Myanmar. See below for some of their work.
Click here to watch a cataract surgery (Not particularly graphic, but warning for anyone who dislikes watching medical procedures)