Lifeline Express Hong Kong Foundation is a registered charitable organization in Hong Kong (IR File No: 91/4895) established in 1997, providing free cataract operations on a train for the underprivileged living in the remote areas in Mainland China. Lifeline Express Hong Kong office is mainly responsible for fundraising and publicity work.
Lifeline Express is a purpose built hospital eye train, comprising four compartments, with the latest medical equipment and eye care technology. Each eye train consists of a consultation clinic, a sanitization room, two operating theatres, a recovery room (with beds for patients), a multi-function conference room and living quarters for medical team.
In July 1, 1997, the first hospital eye train embarked on its mission of light to Fujang City, Auhui Province, China. In 1999, 2002 and 2009 the second, third and fourth hospital eye trains come into service. There are now four hospital eye trains in operation, curing more than 12,000 cataract patients each year.