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ASCRS Foundation: Improving the World's Vision

The ASCRS Foundation delivers humanitarian eye care to those who need it most in the United States and abroad.

More than 85 million people are visually impaired worldwide. Globally, cataracts are the second leading cause of visual impairment and the leading cause of preventable blindness in the developing world.


The ASCRS Foundation supports physician education and provides humanitarian cataract surgery in the United States and overseas. Through its programs and partnerships, the Foundation works to maximize the benefits of modern ophthalmology and to treat thousands of patients in need each year.

Fueling the Mission

The ASCRS Foundation is thankful for the leaders, donors and volunteers working to improve physician education and preventable cataract blindness. We are grateful to all those who donate their time, talent and funding to support the Foundation's ongoing humanitarian eyecare and education programs.

Last year, ASCRS Foundation programs served more than 25,000 patients in need in the United States and abroad.

Our nationwide network of 500 volunteers, have delivered nearly 6,000 charitable cataract surgeries via Operation Sight.

"I was blind for 9 years and now I can see. I have been born again!"
Aster, sinskey eye institute patient

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