Established in 1983, starting with only two rooms and four staffs, including Dr. S.P. Dhital as only a doctor within Government Hospital (Bhim Hospital) premises, today Lumbini Eye Institute (LEI) has evolved from a small eye clinic to one of the leading and most successful eye care center among several eye hospitals run under Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh in Nepal. It is also considered as one of the finest example of self-sustainable eye care facility in entire South Asia.
The Institute boasts a cadre of adequate experienced ophthalmologists and has a good back –up of paramedical staffs.250 bedded this hospital serves more than 800 OPD patients and perform, 75 to 170 different types of eye surgeries daily.
In order to share the expertise & experiences and for the transfer of skill, LEI is building institutional linkages within the country and overseas, for instance Tibet, Cambodia,East Timor etc.