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.

Lahore Hospital, Punjab

LRBT Free Tertiary Eye & Cancer Hospital 436 – A/I, Township, Lahore

  • This Tertiary facility was established in 1987 in rented accommodation. It has 84 beds and qualified doctors and consultants.
  • The hospital is a referral point for Secondary hospitals in Punjab & NWFP region
  • It has the specialty clinics for Paediatric and Strabismus, Laser & Retina, Glaucoma, Cornea & Low Vision
  • 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 to do split pathology of the retina.
  • The hospital has a Cancer Screening Clinic, primarily for women. About 30 patients are checked daily for early detection of breast and cervical cancer. Pap smear facilities are available; patients suspected of cancer are referred to specialized hospitals for treatment.
  • The hospital has a large conference hall and rooms for specialist clinics. State of the art equipment provides top quality care for all patients, including children and also allows the hospital to be a teaching hospital for local surgeons and overseas doctors, particularly in Phaco emulsification surgery. The hospital is recognized for postgraduate studies by the College of Surgeons and Physicians, Pakistan.
  • Each day on average over 900 outpatients are seen and over 120 major and minor surgeries performed free.

Tando Bago

LRBT Free Secondary Eye Hospital, Tando Bago

  • This is LRBT’s first hospital & commenced operation in 1985 initially as a mobile unit subsequently moving in to purpose built premises.
  • It has 40 beds. It serves the lower Sind area including the Districts of Badin, Thatta, Mirpurkhas and Thar.
  • Apart from patients from the catchment area around Tando Bago, the hospital is also the referral point for surgery from our PEC/Outreach clinics in Sajawal (Thatta), Mithi, Chachro, Diplo & Islamkot in Thar & from screening camps.
  • Patients from Thar are transported by LRBT.
  • The hospital is fully equipped with modern diagnostic equipment. Senior surgeons and administrative staff from Karachi visit the hospital regularly for technical and administrative support respectively.
  • Currently the hospital has been expanded which includes larger operation theatre, construction of new ward, screening rooms and a larger waiting area along with Doctor’s family accommodation.
  • Each day on average over 225 outpatients are seen and over 35 major and minor surgeries performed free.


Rashidabad Memorial Welfare Organization (RMWO), Rashidabad, District: Tando Allayaar

  • This hospital has been built by Rashid Memorial Welfare Organisation at Rashidabad District Tando Allah Yar to our specifications, leased to LRBT for 50 years at a nominal consideration of Rs.100 per month. It is located about 30 km from Hyderabad on the road to Mirpurkhas.
  • The hospital has replaced the Tando Adam Hospital which started its function in 1987 and had become inadequate to deal with the increasing number of patients. The Tando Adam Hospital has been converted to a Primary Eye Care Centre. The hospital has been taken over by LRBT on 2nd June 2008.
  • The hospital has 42 beds with all the facilities of a purpose built Secondary Eye Hospital.
  • This hospital is serving the people of Districts, Tando Allayar, Mirpur Khas, Umer Kot, Sanghar, and Hyderabad.
  • The hospital is examining an average of over 250 outpatients and performs 50 major and minor surgeries on daily basis free.

Gambat Hospital, Sindh

LRBT Free Secondary Eye Hospital,Gambat, District: Khairpur

  • Initially set up in 1988 as a mobile unit with wards and OPD located in temporary buildings, it was moved to purpose built premises on land donated by Late Dr Shafi Muhammad, a Trustee.
  • It has now 42 beds and serves patients from Khairpur, Sukkur, Naushero Feroz, Jacobabad, Ghutki and Rahimyar Khan Districts.
  • Each day on average nearly 250 outpatients are seen and over 50 major and minor surgeries performed free.

Akora Khattak Hospital, (Peshawar) NWFP

LRBT Free Secondary Eye Hospital, Akora Khattak,Distt: Nowshera

  • A mobile Unit was initially stationed at the Rural Health Centre in Akora Khattak in 1990.But demand for eye-care was so overwhelming that it was decided in 1991 to build a 20 bed (later increased to 40) Secondary Eye-care Hospital on land donated by a local philanthropist Mian Hizran Badshah.
  • To cater the growing volume of patients, a larger waiting area, screening rooms, additional beds and canteen facility has been built. This was funded by Shell Pakistan & Pakistan Tobacco Company (PTC). PTC also contributes towards the expenses of limited cataract surgeries.
  • Serves the whole of Peshawar Division as well as Northern Punjab.
  • Secondary level low vision services are also provided.
  • Each day on average over 260 outpatients are seen and over 30 major and minor surgeries performed free.

Saidu Sharif, (Swat) NWFP

LRBT Free Secondary Eye Hospital, Saidu Sharif, Jail Road, Aqba, Swat

  • Effective 1st June 2012 we have relocated our hospital from Barikot to a large rented house as an interim arrangement until LRBTs under construction 40 bed hospital at Odigram is commissioned. Expected date of completion, July 2013.
  • This hospital serves a vast area from the sub-montane areas of Dir, Chitral in the North, Buner in the East and Mardan in the South as there are hardly any other ophthalmic facilities in the region.
  • Each day on an average over 200 patients are seen in the OPD and over 45 major and minor surgeries are performed free.

Lar Hospital, (Multan) Punjab

Behind Al – Habib Textile Mills Moza Lar, Multan

  • The hospital commenced operation in 1999 as a 50 bed facility on land donated by Syed Fakhar Imam, former Speaker of the National Assembly, now a Trustee.
  • The Sylvia Adams Trust, UK provided financial assistance for construction and equipment.
  • A larger waiting area, screening rooms and canteen facilities has been constructed with the financial support of Shell Pakistan in 2007.
  • Serves eye patients from Multan, Muzzafargarh, Khanewal, Bhawalpur & D.G.Khan Districts.
  • Each day on average over 240 outpatients are seen and over 40 major and minor surgeries performed free.

Quetta Hospital, Baluchistan

Sariab Road, Wali Jet, Quetta

  • Commissioned in October 2000 in the suburbs of Quetta on the land donated by the Government of Baluchistan.
  • It has now 50 beds and has state of the art operation theatre
  • The hospital has been equipped with the latest equipment for cataract surgeries, including a Phaco emulsification unit. Hub Power Company Pakistan, an affiliate of International Power has donated Yag Laser, Photocoagulator Laser and a B-Scan for treatment of people of Baluchistan
  • Serves the needs of Quetta, Pishin, Chaghi, Sibi, Zhob, Loralai, Killa Saifullah, Kalat, Mastung & Panjgur Districts.
  • Each day on average over 300 outpatients are seen and over 30 major and minor surgeries performed free.

Shahpur Saddar, Hospital (near Sargodha) Punjab

Sargodha Road, Mehria Town, Shahpur Saddar District: Sargodah

  • This hospital has now 66 beds started operations in November 2004
  • Built on land donated by Mr. Usman Peracha, the building & equipment were funded by donations from
    Mike & Edna Padmore,
    Mr. Usman Peracha,
    the Rajaan Aziz Memorial fund,the OPEC Fund for International Development,
    Rotary Continental Karachi
    Dr Hanif Peracha,
    Ch. Sher Mohammad.,
  • Rs. 0.5 Million on monthly basis is being funded by Mr. Usman Peracha to meet the operating expenses of this hospital.
  • Serves the needs of Sargodha, Khushab, Mianwali, Jhang, Gujrat, Bhakkar and Mandi Baha-ud-din
  • Each day on average over 350 outpatients are seen and over 55 major and minor surgeries performed free.

Sibi mini Hospital, Baluchistan

Mini Eye Hospital, Eye Wing Lions & LRBT Joint Project D.H.Q. Hospital, Sibi

  • Established in the Government District Headquarters hospital Sibi in collaboration with Lions Club of Quetta. It has the capacity of 20 Beds.
  • LRBT has stationed a team of technicians to treat OPD patients, the doctors from Quetta Hospital visit Sibi to perform cataract surgeries.
  • The Hospital besides Sibi caters for the people of Jacobabad, Dera Murad Jamali, Jafferabad and Dadhar Districts.
  • Each day on average over 35 outpatients are seen and over 3 major and minor surgeries performed free.

Mandra Hospital, Punjab

G. T. Road Mandra, Near Rawalpindi, District: Rawalpindi

  • Built by the Pir Bakhsh Memorial Trust at Mandra, 40 kilometers from Islamabad on the G.T. Road, the hospital was donated to LRBT on 15th March 2005. It has been expanded and remodeled to bring it up to LRBT standards
  • Serves eye patients from Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Chakwal (part), Jhelum (part), Gujrat Districts & Azad Jammu & Kashmir
  • It has now 28 beds and a state of the art operation theatre.
  • Each day on average over 200 outpatients are seen and over 50 major and minor surgeries performed free.

Mansehra Hospital, NWFP

Reerh Galla, Balakot Road, Mansehra

  • After October 2005 earthquake, LRBT immediately set up an interim 10-bed Eye Hospital in a rented premises in Mansehra for the earthquake affected people.
  • This temporary set-up has now been replaced by a permanent Eye Hospital, constructed on Balakot road, which is about 15 KM away from Mansehra. The land was again donated by Mr. Usman Paracha.
  • This new hospital started functioning on March 2,2009. It is a 40-bed hospital with the facilities of OPD Refraction, Pharmacy, major & minor Operation Theatres, Lasers rooms and a Low Vision Clinic with appropriate state-of-the-art-equipment.
  • LRBT Mansehra Hospital is benefitting the under privileged residents of its neighborhood who are still facing hardship post earth-quake disaster, & will help them arrest the growing rate of curable blindness and impaired vision.
  • This hospital covers the area of entire Mansehra Distt., Batgram, Muzzafarabad (Azad Jammu & Kashmir), Abbotabad, Daggar and Haripur.
  • Expected number of OPD patients per day is 160 along with approximately 25 major and minor surgeries performed – ALL FREE OF COST

Khanewal mini Hospital, Punjab

House No. 1, Civil Line Colony, Old Sui Gas Office, Khanewal

  • Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Mrs. Yasmeen Anwar Sattar and Mrs. Arshad Majeed donated their ancestral house to LRBT in memory of their father (late) Dr Nawazish Ali Shah.
  • The premises have been converted into a 10 bed mini hospital, which started functioning on 2nd January 2006. A considerable part of the revenue expenses of this hospital is being funded by Unilever Pakistan Ltd.
  • To cater the increasing volume of patients, expansion of the hospital is planned in 2 phases. Phase 1 includes a larger operating theatre and a bigger waiting area. The work has been completed (funded by Shell Pakistan Ltd and Dr. Fawad Zafar/APPNA from the USA)
  • Each day on average over 300 outpatients are seen and over 34 major and minor surgeries performed free.

Pasrur District Sialkot

Hebatpur Road, Near PSO Petrol Pump, District: Sialkot, Pasrur

  • The hospital commenced operation in April 2008.
  • The entire Construction and bulk of the equipment cost was funded by Mr.Zakaullah, his family and friends. He is also contributing towards its running expenses in his lifetime.
  • It has capacity of 40 Beds.
  • Each day on average over 200 outpatients are seen and over 30 major and minor surgeries performed free.

Arifwala Hospital, (Near Sahiwal) Punjab

Qaboola Road, Arifwala District : PakPattan

  • LRBT’s 16th Free Eye Hospital in Arifwala (District Pakpattan) on Qaboola Road about 45 KM from Sahiwal was inaugurated by Begum Asmat Fatima on 18th January 2009.
  • It serves a population of approximately 8 million residing in Pakpattan Sahiwal, Vehari, Okara and Bahawalnagar districts.
  • The hospital is built on land donated by Raja Aftab Saeed and Begum Asmat Fatima who have also funded the bulk of the cost of construction and is dedicated to the memory of their son Raja Ehteshamullah who died so tragically in the World Trade Centre disaster in September 2001. Significant donations were also received from a donor from UAE, Mr. Munir Gondal, Bank Al Falah and friends of Raja Aftab Saeed. Equipment, furniture and ancillaries have been funded by LRBT America to honour the decade long service of Dennis Dunn to the cause of preventing curable blindness in Pakistan.
  • It has 40 beds and a state of the art operation theatre.
  • Each day on average over 230 outpatients are seen and over 30 major and minor surgeries performed free.