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Nepal Eye Hospital, First Eye Hospital of Nepal

Nepal Eye Hospital Building

About Nepal Eye Hospital, Tripureshwor

Nepal Eye Hospital(NEH) is the first Eye hospital of Nepal. Nepal Eye Hospital was established back in 1973 A.D in the city of Kathmandu. The hospital has been providing Comprehensive Eye Exam to People since a very long time. It is one of the best eye hospitals in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Nepal eye hospital was Opened by Nepal Government to meet the needs of eye patients. Nepal Government used to run Nepal Eye Hospital at its early stages. NEH was running under the same building of Bir Hospital with few beds provided by the Government of Nepal as an Ophthalmology department.
Bir Hospital is the oldest and was established in 1889 in Kathmandu by the 11th Prime minister of Nepal, "Bir Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana". Today, the Bir hospital is Run by National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS) since 2003. 

Seeing the need to separate the eye care facility, Nepal eye hospital was later, legally established in Kathmandu city, working separately as an autonomous body. With the active initiation of Dr Ram Prasad Pokhrel, an icon Ophthalmologist of Nepal and other prominent personalities, Nepal Eye Hospital was later shifted to another place. 

Dr Ram Prasad Pokhrel is a very distinguished personality in Nepal in the field of Eye Care  Services. He is known for his smart and active initiation to start and diversify the eye care services in Nepal. He was also one of the founding members of Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh. For his work in ophthalmology and eye care services in Nepal, he is given the title of "Aakha Baa" which roughly translates to "Father of Eye".

Since the establishment of Nepal Eye Hospital in Kathmandu valley, Ministry of health and population has been continuously providing financial support to the hospital Ophthalmologists and staffs who were also shifted from Bir hospital to NEH. One eye department running in Bir hospital was later set to run on its own with a different name of "Nepal Eye Hospital". Nepal eye hospital was established way before the IAPB was established. Thus, Nepal already started its tasks for the prevention and cure of blindness.

Nepal Eye Hospital
Photo Credit- Manoj Dhimal
Nepal eye hospital has been a part of  5 decades starting from 1973 to till date. As a pioneer institution in the field of eye care service in the country, Nepal Eye Hospital is being involved in the area of scientific research utilizing own resources to its maximum extent. Nepal Eye Hospital also provides service to the retina, Glaucoma, Cornea, and Oculoplasty. Other Services Includes Low Vision check/aid services and Orthoptics services. The hospital has good relation with Lions Aravind International Center for  Ophthalmology (LAICO), Aravind Hospital and has currently been using the Integrated Hospital Management System (IHMS) developed by the centre.

Nepal Eye Hospital
Photo Credit -Manoj Dhimal
Hospital has more than 80 staffs and provides sub-special clinic Facility for diseases like Glaucoma, Retina, Oculoplastic, Paediatrics, and Neuro-Ophthalmic diseases etc. Nepal Eye Hospital also organizes many free Surgical Camps and Refraction Camp in Villages and Schools. Japan was the first-ever Country who helped Nepal eye hospital flourish. You can find Nepal Eye Hospital in Tripureshwor, Kathmandu if you wondering for eye check in Kathmandu valley.

Educational Program (Training and Academics) of Nepal Eye Hospital:

Nepal Eye Hospital Services:

  • OPD Service
  • In-Patient
  • Operation Theater
  • Retina Clinic
  • Glaucoma Clinic
  • Orbit and Oculoplasty Clinic
  • Pediatiric and Squint Clinic
  • Cornea Clinic
  • Low Vision Clinic
  • Contact Lens Clinic
  • Investigation/Diagnostics
  • Pathology Lab
  • Optical/Medicine Dispensary

Outreach Clinics of Nepal Eye Hospital (Vision Centers)

Nepal Eye Hospital is extending its services to various areas of Kathmandu and other districts of Nepal. Vision Center of NEH is as follows.

1. Tokha Vision Center Established on Sep 2017
2. Thankot Vision Center Established on February 2019

They are planning to extend their services by adding Khokana Vision Center, Sankhu Vision Center in the near future. 

Nepal Eye Hospital, Simara, Bara, Nepal 

It is a secondary eye hospital planned by Nepal eye Hospital. The hospital has also initiated the process for establishing a secondary level eye hospital at Simara, Bara. In the initial phase, 5 kattha land has been acquired for hospital infrastructure and the process is underway to begin the construction work soon. 

Outreach Activities of Nepal Eye Hospital:

They regularly conduct one-day cataract screening camps, free cataract surgical eye camps and school screening program in various area of Nepal. 

56th World White Cane Safety Day 2019 Celebration at NEH in association with Bright Star Society
56th World White Cane Safety Day 2019 Celebration at NEH in association with Bright Star Society

Hospital Opening Hours:

  • General OPD: Registration time from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Paying Clinic: Registration time from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Emergency Services: 24 Hours, 7 days
Registration fee of General OPD for New patient is NRs. 80, and for Old patient is NRs. 60, Paying clinic registration fee is NRs 350.

Note: Registration fee may be changed upon time basis so for an exact fee please visit Nepal eye hospital website

Consultant Ophthalmologist working at Nepal Eye Hospitals:

  1. Dr Kamal Bahadur Khadka
  2. Dr Induprasad Dhungel
  3. Dr Dakki Sherpa
  4. Dr Pooja Karki 
  5. Dr. Neyaz Kausar Mikarani
  6. Dr Archana Sharma
  7. Dr Chandramaya Gurung
  8. Dr Kiran Shakya
  9. Dr Pratikshya Amatya
  10. Dr Poonam Shrestha
  11. Dr Priya Bajgai
  12. Dr Sujata Bhandari

Optometrist Working at Nepal Eye Hospital:

  1. Raju Kaiti (M.optom)
  2. Arun Dhungana
  3. Bishal Hamal 
  4. Om Prakash Budhathoki
  5. Lal Mohammad
Last updated: 29th May 2020, 06:07pm Nepal time