Dr. Tabin and Ethiopian partners provided more than 700 cataract surgeries and critical training to local eye care professionals.
The cataract surgical intervention took place at the Quiha Zonal Hospital (QZH) in Mekelle, the capital of the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, where the prevalence of blindness is one of the highest in the world.
Follow the journeys of patients from remote villages to the operating table to the moment when the eye bandages are removed and vision is restored.
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide and can be treated with a 10-minute surgery.
The Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP), a nonprofit organization, works to eradicate preventable and curable blindness through high quality ophthalmic care, education and the establishment of world-class eye care infrastructure in developing countries.