The internationally acclaimed Nepali eye surgeon, Dr. Sanduk Ruit is founder and Executive Director of Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology in Kathmandu, Nepal. His 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. He was recipient of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2006.
He and his work has been recognized with numerous awards including Reader Digest Asian of the Year by Reader’s Digest in 2007, Prince Mahidol Award by Prince Mahidol Award Foundation in 2007, National Order of Merit, Gold by His Majesty the King of Bhutan in 2015, Asian Game Changer Award, 2016.