Lifeline Express is a charitable organization that attempts to reduce blindness in China. Since 1997, the organization has operated rainbow-coloured hospital "Eye-Trains," which provide free cataract surgery to patients in rural parts of China. In addition, Lifeline Express promotes ophthalmological training for Chinese doctors, through constructing training centers and inviting foreign doctors to China as consultants, and builds solar hot water systems in remote parts of China.
The development of Lifeline Express is supported by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Railways and Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office. It is funded by Lifeline Express Hong Kong Foundation, Lifeline Express China Foundation and the general public.
Lifeline Express restores sight to the cataract patients in rural China. The Ministry of Health estimates that 1 million cataract patients remain uncured, with an increase of 500,000 new cases every year. There has been an increase in the numbe