Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute and Hospital began as a charitable dispensary founded by Mr. M. A. Ispahani, an industrialist and philanthropist. It developed into a pioneering eye hospital in 1960, providing basic ophthalmic services, as well as various tertiary ophthalmic specialties.
Islamia Eye Hospital, located in Dhaka, is the largest multispecialty eye hospital in Bangladesh. At Islamia, they place an emphasis on quality eye care for all socioeconomic sections of society. Early in its existence, the eye hospital began providing training to increase the human resource capacity for ophthalmic services in Bangladesh. From this concept, the M. A. Ispahani Institute of Ophthalmology was established as a sister organization in 1992 to teach advanced ophthalmology to surgeons, as well as to paramedics and nurses. Over the years, Islamia has established itself as a leading ophthalmic organization in Bangladesh for providing specialized services and training courses.
Seva has supported Islamia since 2005 through funding the training of hospital staff as well as providing subsidies for free and low-cost service delivery through the TOMS One for One Program, as well as Focusing Philanthropy’s World Sight Day campaigns.
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