Biography of  Sanduk Ruit “The God of Sight”


Dr. Sanduk Ruit

Dr. Sanduk Ruit(the god of sight) is a Nepali eye health care provider whose small-incision cataract surgery which utilizes low-cost intraocular lenses. He has able loads of heaps of poor cataract sufferers in Nepal and different international locations to take back their sight. Over the final three decades, he has correctly handled over a hundred thousand humans throughout the developing world and has taught his technique to different eye surgeons.

  • Sanduk Ruit’s childhood and education

    Ruit becomes born in 1955 in the faraway Olangchungola Pass in the Taplejung District of northeast Nepal. The nearby college became 11 days away by foot in his village. However, his father, a small-time businessman, positioned a priority on providing education to his children. He sends Ruit to St Robert’s School in Darjeeling and provides monetary support to his early scientific career. Ruit became motivated to practice medicine partly via the dying of his sister from tuberculosis.
    In 1969, Ruit obtained his School Leaving Certificate from Siddhartha Vanasthali School in Kathmandu, Nepal. He later changed into knowledgeable in India starting in 1981 on the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and also studied in the Netherlands, Australia, and the United States, and become mentored by an Australian Professor, Dr. Fred Hollows.

  • Major works

    In 1986, Dr. Ruit and his crew from Tilganga developed and simplified cataract surgical operations with lens implantation on the network level. The surgical procedure changed into made simple and less expensive with appropriate visible outcomes. In the mid 90’s Dr.Ruit and the team similarly simplified and nice tuned the small incision cataract surgical operation (SICS) and made it available for the network. At the same time, the kingdom of the artwork Intraocular lenses (IOL) become manufactured at Tilganga, Nepal. He used at an extremely less expensive rate with similar results and outcomes. As a result, the cost of IOLs has declined considerably from US$ a hundred to less than US$ 3.5.

  • Awards

    May 2007, Ruit changed into appointed an Honorary Officer of the Order of Australia, “for service to humanity by way of setting up eye care offerings in Nepal and surrounding countries and for his work in teaching and education surgeons, and technical innovation”.
    Ruit turned into the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2006.
    He was appointed Member of the National Order of Merit of Bhutan [in Gold]. On 17 December 2015

  • Vision

Ruit joined with a few those who shared his imaginative and prescient to start the Tilganga Eye Center on June 7, 1994.  His efficient version of eye care is now practiced in many parts of the world. U.S. Army surgeons are scheduled to be trained and beneath Ruit as well. Ruit credits his wife, an ophthalmic nurse.

For the ones unable to attain the center, or who live in any other case isolated rural areas, Ruit and his crew set up mobile eye camps, regularly utilizing tents and classrooms, or even animal stables to serve as makeshift operating rooms.



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