Since the 1970s, Dr. Yanta Mani Pradhan has organized a considerable number of surgical eye camps in the remote areas of the Nepal Himalayas. Dr. Pradhan was assisted by Dr. Gerald Hankins, an honorary director of Operation Eyesight, who was a thoracic surgeon in Calgary before going overseas to serve in the United Mission in Nepal. Together, they provided much-needed services to the citizens of rural Nepal. In 1985, plans to create a hospital began.

We’ve been involved with this program since its inception by providing funds for the construction of the Lions Eye Care Centre and the purchase of medicines, equipment and instruments. Our donors helped fund the administration of the clinic and the mobile program, as well as supported school screenings and family health nutrition education programs.