From 2015 to 2019 the institute led the way in development and research to battle preventable blindness.
43,255 surgeries completed from 2015 - 2019
The Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation
The latest effort in curing blindness across the developing world comes from an alliance formed between Tej Kohli and world renowned optometrist Dr. Sanduk Ruit
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One Free Treatment To End Years Of Blindness | Tej Kohli Foundation
Meera's family work to eat, so when Meera went blind they could not afford the operation needed to restore her vision. She remained blind for five years despite her condition being curable. After contacting the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute at LV Prasad she received free treatment and operations and her vision and confidence immediately improved. Now her children are happy that their mother is well again.
Getting Back To Work After Treatment For Corneal Scars | Tej Kohli Foundation
Doraswamy in a tailor from Nellore District in India. Tailoring requires precise vision, so when Doraswamy's vision started to go blurred and he developed corneal scarring, he could no longer thread his tailors needle and was unable to work to support his wife and two children. He could not afford to travel to Hyderabad so he received treatment at a secondary centre of the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute at LV Prasad. Now that his vision is improving Doraswamy hopes to gradually return to tailoring again.
Restoring The Vision Of an Acid Attack Victim | Tej Kohli Foundation
Manchester United fan Rahul was the victim of an acid attack in 2013 and lost his vision. He felt completely hopeless and could not believe what had happened to him. His mother worried how he might take of himself when she is no longer around. Rahul even contemplated suicide. Thankfully he received an operation and also counselling at the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute at LV Prasad, and his situation is now improving.
Treatments To Help Poor People Regain Independence | Tej Kohli Foundation
Narashimhulu developed persistent eye problems and eventually lost his vision. He cold not go out to work and was forced to stay at home and became dependent on others for even small tasks. After receiving a completely free corneal transplant at the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute at LV Prasad his vision is slowly improving, and Narashimhulu has been able to regain his independence. He is optimistic about his future.
Treating Those Too Poor To Travel For Treatment | Tej Kohli Foundation
Rama has a wife and two children. He worked as a labourer earning US $1.50 per hour, but for two years his poor vision left him unable to work and his wife had to work to support their family. Rama was bullied because of his poor eyesight, which was caused by a degeneration of his corneas. He was given a free procedure by the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute at LV Prasad and his vision immediately improved. Rama was unable to afford to travel to the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute in Hyderabad, so like many patients he was treated at a secondary centre. Rama now hopes to return to working again.
Treatment For Young People From All Over The World | Tej Kohli Foundation
10-year-old Shukri was unable to find treatment for his visual impairment in Yemen so his father brought him to the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute in Hyderabad for treatment. After receiving the treatment that he needed Shukri is now feeling optimistic about his future,
Free Corneal Transplants For Those Who Can't Afford It | Tej Kohli Cornea Institute
Balloon seller Shesharao lost both of his eyes after a gas canister blew up in 2015. He became reliant on his wife who earns less than US $10 a week and he even attempted suicide. After being admitted to different hospitals and unsuccessful operations, Sheshrao discovered the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute and received a successful surgery. The surgery restored partial vision, which has had a huge impact on his life.