On Thursday evening, Princess Beatrice of York attended the 2016 Asia Game Changer Awards Dinner at the United Nations in New York City. This dinner was to honour Dr Sanduc Ruit and others. (C). The Princess and Charles Rockefeller presented the award-winning Nepali eye surgeon with his Asia Society Asia Game Changer award at the United Nations in New York on October 27, 2016. (Jamie Watts/Asia Society)
Asia Game Changers, recognizing those making a transformative and positive difference for the future of Asia and the world.
Dr. Sanduk Ruit is an award-winning Nepali eye surgeon whose small-incision cataract surgery, which utilizes inexpensive intraocular lenses, has enabled hundreds of thousands of poor cataract patients in Nepal and other countries to regain their sight. Over the last three decades, he has successfully treated over 100,000 people across the developing world, and has taught his technique to other eye surgeons.
Princess Beatrice traveled with Dr. Ruit during her nine day-southAsia tour, to help promote free eye care and observe Dr. Ruit’s work. Read more about the tour here.
“This is a job that is not finished, we now have the potential & know-how to help more people.” @CureBlindness‘ Dr. Ruit.
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