Tej Kohli

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Tej Kohli Philanthropist, Corneal transplants

4.6 million of India’s blind people could be treated through corneal transplants and Tej Kohli is hopeful that the development of new technologies will mean that people who would not normally be able to afford, or have access to, this sort of medical care will soon have the opportunity. The structure of a cornea is made up of collagen and (as well as other technological advances in medicine) there is extensive research being carried out on the artificial growth of collagen in yeast to enable the production of new corneas so that thousands of people can regain their vison. The Tej Kohli Foundation hopes to help address corneal blindness in India though fundraising and education.