Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital and Research Centre
Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital and Research Centre
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IGEHRC Amethi, Affordable Eye Care Hospital

Covering an area of approximately 30,000 square feet, IGEHRC Amethi started out as a 50-bed hospital but today has two wards with 158-beds. Seventy-five beds are reserved for subsidised/poor patients. It has a microscope to table ratio of 3:5. Its two Operation Theatres are equipped with three state-of-the-art microscopes and four operating tables. Advanced equipment for cataract and glaucoma investigation, diagnosis and surgery available at this facility are on par with the best in the world.


IGEHRC Amethi, Affordable Eye Care Hospital

The hospital has the following Speciality Clinics:

  • Cataract/general ophthalmology: At a nominal registration fee, the patients coming to the hospital undergo a comprehensive eye-check up - not merely on the basis of the patient’s complaint but also for ailments that he/she may not be aware of - and are accordingly treated in general ophthalmology. The cataract clinic is fully equipped to handle all kinds of surgeries such as Phaco, small incision and extra capsular extraction. Last year (2009-2010), more than 75,000 OPD patients were treated and 50,000 surgeries performed by this hospital.
  • Glaucoma: The clinic is equipped with current and modern investigative facilities such as HFA CCT, OCT and applanation tonometer. The three doctors working in the clinic are well versed in all glaucoma related investigative, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures while the paramedical staff is specially trained in the disease related processes and procedures. On an average, the clinic attends to 75 OPD patients a day; last year (2009-2010) it performed 478 major surgeries and 2,394 lasers and procedures.

This hospital caters to the entire spectrum of cataract and glaucoma diseases, surgery and general ophthalmology while referring retina, cornea and paediatric cases to IGEHRC Lucknow.

Support Services

  • Registration & Medical Record
  • Refraction
  • Outpatient Services
  • Operation Theatre
  • Inpatient Services
  • Optical Dispensing
  • Counseling
  • Pharmacy


The hospital is staffed by 10+ doctors, 62 Ophthalmic Assistants (OAs) or nurses and 10 administrative and support staff.