Professor Fredrick Hollow AC,MB ChB (NZ), DO (LOND), FRCS, FRACO (9 April 1929-10 February
1993),a highly honored and influential eye surgeon in Australia,well known for his humanitarian
work in developing eye care facilities around the world,especially in developing
countries,envisioned the concept of a state of the art manufacturing facility of intraocular
lenses in a developing country.Having visited Nepal as a consultant to the World Health
Organization (WHO) in 1985,he was aware of the eye care needs of Nepal.
Dr.Sanduk Ruit M.D. FRACO,a highly skilled and respected surgeon in Nepal is the first Nepali doctor to perform cataract surgery with intraocular lens implants.He has also pioneered the use of microsurgical extra-capsular cataract extraction with posterior chamber lens implants.