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Lokhim School Hostel Project

in Regional Medical Council Journal

TEP on Proart TV

Mission in Lokhim 2015

Support for Mr. Homan Nepali

TEP in Good Morning TVN

"Overseas training for Nepalese

TEP in Good Morning TVN
"Green Door

National Geographic Poland
writes about our missions

Project "Surgical microscopes for GWS" completed!

Download TEP brochure

Article in the Health Magazine


National Geographic Poland writes
about TEP


Photos from the Siliguri camp
at the National Geographic Poland


"Surgical microscopes for GWS"


Sonomed Escalon writes about TEP


Article in National Geographic Poland


TEP at Kolosy 2012
Travelers' Festival in Gdynia


TEP at Wloczykij 2011
Travelers' Festival in Gryfino


The Third Eye Project has won

the Traveler 2010 Award!


Article in Traveler 04/2011

Article in Traveler 01/2011




(Wielkopolska Province Medical Council)


The Third Eye Project

Eye care is one of the greatest public health challenges in the 21st century. 50 million people in our world suffer from needless blindness. The vast majority of them will remain blind until they die, whereas most of them could have been easily treated. The Third Eye Project (TEP) is the answer to the high needs for eye care in developing countries.

A common case in developing countries: right eye - corneal opacity, left eye - mature cataract (Western Sahara)

TEP was created in 2009 by Dr. Rafal Nowak and a few his friends, sharing the same interests and passions. The goal was to set up a mobile eye clinic and a medical team of volunteers who will travel to remote areas of the Third World to deliver high quality medical services there.

In 2005 and 2006 Dr. Nowak, at that time - a resident in ophthalmology, left for Nepal to acquire experience in tropical ophthalmology. He had been inspired by Dr. Geoffrey Tabin and his Himalayan Cataract Project. Within 8 months of voluntary work he gained experience in various places of the country - including the Lions Eye Care Center (Kathmandu), the Lions Eye Care Center (Damak), the Fateh-Bal Eye Hospital (Nepalganj), Kedia Eye Hospital (Birganj). He took part in numerous eye camps held in remote mountainous regions. To extend  his skills he also completed a microsurgical training at the Bombay City Eye Institute and Research Centre (India).
During his stay in Asia such names as Dr. Sanduk Ruit (the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Kathmandu), Dr. Albrecht Hennig (the Lahan Eye Hospital, Lahan), Prof. Fred Hollows (the Fred Hollows Foundation) have become familiar as well as a source of inspiration to Dr. Nowak.

Dr. Nowak scrubbing before cataract surgery (Taplejung, Nepal)


After coming back to Poland Dr. Nowak has made the decision of creating the first charitable ophthalmic project in his country. In 2009 in collaboration with the Lions Club Poznan Rotunda (Mr. Mariusz Szeib, Sight First II Coordinator) the idea was put into being. The mobile eye clinic was created, thanks to the great support of ophthalmic equipment and medicine manufacturers.

In 2013 the Third Eye Project was registered as a foundation in the National Court Registry.

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