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Adding to a long list of charity work, Jackie Chan recently launched an operation in conjunction with the Beijing Tongren Ophthalmology Department to help Tibetan people have life-changing procedures to bring back their vision.

A 2003 study found that ‘around 75% of blindness in Tibet can be either prevented of treated’, something that Chan is helping change, with a generous donation of RMB$2 million (just under $300,000 USD) to the Beijing Tongren Ophthalmology Charitable Foundation, where 55 operations were successfully carried out recently. At the event, Jackie also helped first-hand by removing gauze dressings from some patients’ eyes.

This is not the first time Chan has helped the visually impaired – in 2007 he opened a children’s eye centre in China.

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