Himalayan Cataract Project

Medical Eye Care
Waterbury, VT, USA
Project Title: Strengthening Nepal’s Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology Website: https://www.cureblindness.org

About the Grantee

The Himalayan Cataract Project works to eradicate preventable and curable blindness in the developing world.

Purpose of the Grant

To partner with Nepal’s Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology in launching and operating a new Community Eye Center (CEC), strengthening and sustaining an existing CEC, and creating a new Secondary Level Eye Center (or “Community Eye Hospital”) in three underserved areas of Nepal. By the grant’s end, these Tilganga units are expected to be delivering a combined total of more than 3,000 cataract surgeries per year.




36 months

Grant Regions

International, South Asia