Eye care facility is one of the important part of health. Health without healthy eyes is merely impossible. World Health Organization(WHO) has been working actively since 1999 A.D to cure as well as eliminate blindness from the whole world. The aim of VISION 2020 has become a great target to achieve, to all the eye care service providers around the globe. The goal to meet Vision 2020 is the main concept of IAPB(International Agency for the prevention of blindness).
Nepal is also fighting blindness since 1973 A.D since the start of “Nepal Eye Hospital” in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. After the first Blindness survey in 1981 A.D, it was easier for Nepalese eye doctors to estimate and set the target for the cure of the blindness prevalent in Nepal. Total of 116 villages containing 40,000 people was examined. Cataract (84%) and Trachoma(3%) remained the leading cause of blindness.The first established eye hospital was a government-owned eye hospital running at “Bir hospital” which was later set to run with a different name at a different place. Different Non-Government Organizations were later established to help eye sector reach remote parts of Nepal. Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh(Eye Care Monitoring Body in Nepal) established in 1978 which later was strengthen in 1980. Nepal Eye Program is another body launched on 1992 A.D to support prevention of blindness in Nepal. Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology(TIO) is the implementing body of the Nepal Eye Program. Apart from them, other private Organizations like Dristi eye Care System has been providing services in Nepal to cure and prevent blindness.
Here are the top 10 eye hospitals on the basis of patient outflow, extra Ordinary services, Excellent services, Outreach, Surgeries are done, Visual impairment and blindness cured and prevented so far. The lists is made being based on dohs annual report combined with other activities of the eye hospitals.
10. Drishti Eye Care System:
9. Rapti Eye Hospital (REH):
8. Bharatpur Eye Hospital(BEH):
7. Mechi Eye Hospital (MEH):
6. Lumbini Eye Institute (LEI):
5. Himalaya Eye Hospital (HEH):
4. Geta Eye Hospital (GEH):
3. Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital(SCEH):
2. Biratnagar Eye Hospital(BEH):
1. Tilganga Institute Of Ophthalmology(TIO):