Korangi Hospital, (Karachi) Sindh

Sector 41-B, Street No.2, Korangi-No.2½, Karachi

This hospital initially started functioning in October 1986 in a mobile unit which later grew into a purpose built hospital

  • It is a tertiary facility which treats all eye ailments; the major ones being cataract, glaucoma, trachoma, retinal diseases, diabetic retinopathy, corneal diseases, paediatric eye ailments, refractive errors, low vision, laser treatment and also handles community ophthalmology. It has 95 beds.
  • The hospital is also a referral point for Secondary hospitals in Sindh and Baluchistan region, as well as providing training for doctors and paramedical staff, performing reference and research work, and running conferences and seminars etc.
  • It has state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, which is constantly being updated. Phaco surgery has been performed regularly since 1996.
  • The Community Ophthalmology department which monitors the Primary Eyecare Centers (PEC) /Outreach Clinics (OC) / school screening programmes is based here.
  • The hospital is recognized by the College of Surgeons and Physicians Pakistan for Postgraduate Studies.
  • It is one of the few hospitals in the country with a Children’s unit providing specialist paediatric eye care, and a Low Vision Clinic.
  • Radial Optic Neurotomy (RON) surgery was carried out for the first time in Pakistan in 2003 by Karachi hospital enabling Pakistan to be among the very few countries where this procedure is being carried out.
  • This Tertiary hospital has also been provided with Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) machines; they are the first of their kind in Pakistan and have the capability of split pathology of the retina.
  • Recently a major remodeling & expansion has been carried out which increased the number of beds, enlarged the operating theatres and the Paediatric unit and set up 6 additional dedicated sub-specialty clinics for Medical Retina, Vitreo-Retina, Paediatric , Glaucoma, Cornea & External Eye Disorders, Occuloplastics. The cost of construction and equipment for the Paediatric unit was funded by Ms. Khurshid Bhaimia in memory of her parents.
  • In addition to this a new OPD complex funded by Ms. Bhaimia and family at an adjacent vacant plot to the Korangi hospital has also been constructed, the opening of which is planned in June 2010
  • Each day an average of over 800 outpatients are seen and over 150 major and minor surgeries performed free.

North Karachi Hospital, (Karachi) Sindh

House # A-870, Sector 11-B, North Karachi

  • LRBT inaugurated its 17th Free Eye Hospital in North Karachi, Karachi on January 2, 2012.
  • It is an 8-bed hospital that is providing FREE TREATMENT to 150 patients in OPD and performing 15 Cataract surgeries on Daily Average basis.
  • The hospital consists of an Operation Theater, Male & Female Wards, Out Patient Department (consisting of rooms for Screening, Refraction & Biometry), a Laboratory and a Pharmacy. To further facilitate the patients, the hospital will be enhanced to accommodate 300 patients in Outpatient Department and perform 30 cataract surgeries per day by July, 2012.
  • The facility has been opened in a renovated building generously donated to us by Mr. Kazmi for which we are deeply obliged to him.