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Impossible Dreams: Everest and eradicating world blindness |Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:30 – 2:45 pm LKSC, LK120

Geoff Tabin, Fairweather Foundation Professor of Ophthalmology

Dr. Geoff Tabin is Co-Founder and Chairman of the Himalayan Cataract Project and a Professor of Ophthalmology and Global Medicine at Stanford University. Tabin and Nepalese eye surgeon Dr. Sanduk Ruit established the Himalayan Cataract Project in 1995 – with a vow to work to eliminate all preventable and treatable blindness from the Himalayan region in their lifetime. Through their success, they have proven that hospital quality standards can be applied in impoverished areas devoid of electricity and clean water. The Himalayan Cataract Project has since expanded beyond the Himalayas to encompass Sub-Saharan Africa as well. Dr.Tabin spends a considerable part of the year working abroad throughout the Himalayas and Sub-Saharan Africa. The inspiring and extraordinary work of HCP Co-Founders Tabin and Ruit is the subject of the book by David Oliver Relin, SecondSuns: Two Doctors and Their Amazing Quest to Restore Sight and Save Lives (Random House).