After Years of Hiking All Over Nepal, This Eye Doctor Has Restored Vision to Over 130,000 People

Despite how cataracts are the most common and treatable form of blindness, there are hundreds of thousands of people suffering from the condition in Nepal every day—and that’s why this one doctor has been working tirelessly to restore their vision.

Dr. Sanduk Ruit is an ophthalmologist who has trekked all over Nepal in order to perform cataract surgeries on blind people living in remote areas. With surgical equipment in tow, Ruit has embarked on 7-day hikes solely for the purpose of treating blindness.