About Us

North India’s largest eye hospital network

Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital, with some of the biggest eye hospitals in north India, is committed to bringing the gift of sight within reach of all. It has nurtured a network of eye hospitals, in excluded areas of north India to offer world-class eye care to walk-in patients and reach out to remote villages through free eye camps.

Indira Gandhi Eye Hospitals’ strategy

High patient volumes, extensive rural outreach and provision of comprehensive care of highest quality by using latest equipment and procedures define IGEHRC’s strategy.


The Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital and Research Centre (IGEHRC) was set up by Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust as its flagship eye care programme in 2004 to address the adverse situation in the country. Today, Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital and Research Centre and its four hospitals together constitute one of the largest providers of high-quality comprehensive eye care in North India.

The beginnings were small. A secondary care facility was established at Munshiganj in Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh in 2005. Its immediate success indicated the dire need for quality eye care in the area. A tertiary care hospital at Qaisarbagh in Lucknow in 2008, another secondary care hospital at Sohna in Gurugram district of Haryana in 2014, and a super specialty hospital and research facility at Gurugram in 2017 followed, to cater to the underserved population.


To provide comprehensive, high quality, state-of-the-art eye care to all in an affordable and compassionate manner.


To eliminate curable blindness in North India.

Exceptional Expertise

Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital and Research Centre's team of highly qualified and experienced doctors, specialising in various sub-disciplines of eye care, have made a mark in their respective fields of specialisation. Over 30 ophthalmologists with highly specialised knowledge and skills and relevant experience run various departments, to provide comprehensive eye care, in specialisations such as Cornea, Pediatric, Glaucoma, Retina and Oculoplasty. The doctors are assisted by 166 trained Mid level Ophthalmic Personnel (MLOP or paramedical staff) as well as 35 Optometrists posted at different hospitals. A 118-strong staff looks after administration, housekeeping, maintenance, etc.

As a professional organisation, Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital and Research Centre has always discharged its responsibility to contribute to the development of the field of eye care through structured training of young professionals and research-based publications.

Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital and Research Centre has also forged strategic partnerships with national and international organisations working in eye health to develop high quality eye health interventions.


Professional Staff

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Outreach Camps Held