|Aug. 30, 2016 -- The "Vision Program" conducted by Tibet Development Fund has already helped 32,000 patients with cataracts in the last 20 years, according to Xinhua report.
Living on the "roof of the world", many Tibetans have issues with their eyes due to thin air, high altitude, strong UV rays. Amongst which cataracts are the most common issue which seriously inconvenienced Tibetan people's lives.
The Tibet Development Fund was established in 1987. In order to clear up the vision of people with cataract conditions, the vision engineering and recovery project was commenced in 1993. It specifically targets those herders living in remote regions and gives them the surgery they need and the crystal implants necessary to fix their vision.
Lhasa Institute of Eye Care is established by the Tibet Development Fund. It is the first non-profit organization in Tibet to specifically offer services for eye health.
It has received more than 8 million yuan in social assistance and has treated more than 10,000 patients, since its establishment more than 10 years ago.