Growing up, Soorya Mani Rai did not have access to education – there wasn’t a local school in her … [Read more...] about Soorya Mani Rai: Stunned disbelief and dancing with joy after being able to see again
Patient stories about getting a second chance after grassroots interventions.
It’s how we rebuild people and communities
The facts about the incidence of blindness that arises due to poverty and inequality are well documented on this website. But to truly understand why rebuilding people and communities by seeking to combat needless blindness is so important, we first need to delve into the lives of those who have experienced transformative change.
The patients documented on this page represent a very tiny fraction of those who receive help and support from the Tej Kohli Foundation each year and an even smaller fraction of those who require support right now. Their stories help to illustrate why tackling needless blindness should be a global health priority.
In medical terms, Tila Maya Rai is blind. Suffering from cataracts in both of her eyes, her vision … [Read more...] about Tila Maya Rai: Blindly working
In Solukhumbu, ahead of a high-volume cataract outreach surgery program by the Tej Kohli and Ruit … [Read more...] about Dolma Tamang: Walking independently again
For Murathi Parsi of Karmahawa, Kapilavastu District, despite living only one hour away from an eye … [Read more...] about Murathi Parsi: I could not believe my eyes
Cataracts are usually thought to affect older people, but children can also develop them – take, for … [Read more...] about Bipana Rai: 14-year-old Bipana cured of cataract blindness
For Shri Mani Rai, her earliest memory is of flowers – beautiful and colourful flowers at her … [Read more...] about Shri Mani Rai: Restoring sight, restoring smiles
“Even if someone crossed me, I could not see”, said Lajvanti, who belongs to a family of five … [Read more...] about 7 Siblings Share 1 Problem… And 1 Solution
Lakshmamma, a field worker, believes that she injured her eyes in the field when she accidentally … [Read more...] about Lakshmamma: Injured her eyes in the fieldwork.
World over, many people suffer from visual and eye-related conditions. Healthcare remains a priority … [Read more...] about Shukri Murhad Sarhan: Treating a 10-year-old
Young people who grow up in rural India have to overcome a lot of challenges to achieve success in … [Read more...] about Shivar: Restoring the Vision and Future of an Aspiring Civil Engineer
Sheshrao Bhonjai used to earn a living by selling gas balloons. In 2015, Sheshrao was involved in a … [Read more...] about Restoring Optimism: The Story of Sheshrao
Shanmukhapriya was just six years old when her mother realized that her young child was experiencing … [Read more...] about Shanmukhapriya: Curing a Child’s Visual Impairment
There are many barriers to quality healthcare in India, and one of the biggest is poverty. Poverty … [Read more...] about Rama Krishna: Restoring The Vision of a Manual Labourer
Acid assault is a premeditated and heinous criminal act with the deliberate intent of inflicting … [Read more...] about Rahul Deepak: Treating an Acid Attack Survivor
Dealing with sight loss in a developing world that is built for the sighted means increased … [Read more...] about Narashimhulu: Regaining Independence with Restored Eyesight