Established in 2008, the hospital is housed in a rented building located in the Qaisar Bagh area of Lucknow. As a top-of-the-line Tertiary care hospital, it can carry out the entire range of eye care procedures, including refractive error correction, cataract surgeries, glaucoma, retinopathy, cornea care and paediatric eye care. It also hosts post-graduate Fellows, provides hands on training to optometrists and trains Mid Level Ophthalmic Personnel (MLOP). On an average, the hospital screens over 500 patients daily and conducts over 150 surgeries daily. Since inception, IGEHRC Lucknow has screened over 1.5 million persons and carries out nearly 2 lakh sight restoring surgeries. It also is one of the very few eye hospitals in North India to have a dedicated patient counselling cell.
The Lucknow hospital covers a population of approximately 35 million (Census 2011) across Bahraich, parts of Bara Banki, Basti, Faizabad, Farrukhabad, Gonda, Hardoi, Lakhimpur Kheri, Lucknow, Sitapur and Unnao where it organizes rural eye camps. It is also the referral hospital for Amethi. Patients from all over Uttar Pradesh and beyond come to this hospital for advanced eye care problems. Limited physical space is now the major constraint faced by the hospital in further expansion.