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The Tej Kohli Cornea Institute

Mission Statement

The Tej Kohli Cornea Institute was founded to pursue Tej and Wendy’s personal mission to end corneal blindness by the year 2030. It aims to create a global network of resource centres that will contribute to the prevention and control of worldwide corneal blindness.

The Work of the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute

Visual impairment is a public health problem of global proportions, affecting 285 million people across the world – of which 39 million are blind. Ninety percent of those people live in the poorest countries in the world, where healthcare resources and infrastructure are limited.

The TKCI is based at the world-renowned L V Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India. Since it was founded in 2015, it has transformed the sight and lives of countless people, through thousands of successful corneal operations and transplants – including setting a new world record of 2000 corneal transplants in a single year.

Among the lives that TKCI has transformed for the better is Amit, whose sight was restored after fifteen years. Watch Amit’s story below.