He performed more than 130,000 cataract surgeries at low cost
Hundreds of people lined up in front of a makeshift hospital next to the Maya Devi temple where the Buddha was born more than 2,600 years ago, hoping that the doctors would let them see the light again.
The next day, under the intervention of the famous ophthalmologist Sanduk Ruit, these orange-robed monks, elderly farmers and housewives could meet again. Sanduk Ruit performed cataract surgery at a low price, which was novel and won his wide recognition.
The visitor center in Lumbini, 288 kilometers (180 miles) away from the capital Kathmandu, was converted into a temporary hospital. The assembly line operation only took three days to serve nearly 400 patients.
Root said: “My passion is that the goal is to no longer have unnecessary blind people in this world.” Root is known as the “god of sight” in Nepal. “The important thing is that people get equal services. This is not reserved for the rich, while the poor get nothing. I hope everyone can receive it.”
Ruth’s work at the Tilganga Eye Institute established in Kathmandu and his visits to remote villages in the mountains and plains have benefited many people in Nepal, most of whom come from humble areas. Perform the operation.
Ritt has performed 130,000 cataract surgeries and now wants to expand his work. Through a foundation co-founded with British philanthropist Tej Kohli, to expand its scope to as many countries as possible. The goal of the foundation 500,000 operations will be performed in the next five years.
Ruyt said that the idea of the Tej Kohli Ruyt Foundation is to allow Nepalese people to undergo cataract surgery.
The surgeon said: “We will take them to the rest of the world where they are needed.”
Rutte started work in 1984, removing the cloudy sky of the waterfall and wearing thick glasses. He realized that most people don’t wear glasses, and the disease is becoming more and more complicated. Then, he devised a simple technique to remove meaningless cataracts through small incisions and replace them with cheap intraocular lenses.
Ruit’s interventions cost an average of US$100. If someone is unable to pay the amount, the operation is free. Few patients need to stay overnight in the hospital.
Nepal has very few hospitals and medical staff, and most people do not have access to health services.
Cataracts usually cover the elderly, but sometimes they also affect children and young people. At first it will blur your vision, but as it progresses, it can block all light. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation, especially in the abundance of high places in Nepal, where the highest point of the Himalayas is located, is a big risk factor.
The patients who underwent surgery in Lumbini and their relatives praised the surgeon.
Bhola Chai is a 58-year-old office worker who had to retire due to visual impairment. He is very happy to see him again.
He said: “This operation changed my life.”
Some people compare Rut to a god.
“He is not only God’s envoy, but also my God, who has given me new life,” declared Satindra Nath Tripathi, a farmer run by Ruit. “My world is completely dark, but now I have a new life and new vision.”
Tripathi plans to go back to work on his farm, where he grows rice, wheat and vegetables.