EREC-P: +977-21- 436362  |  SCEH: +977-33- 560080  |  BEH: +977-21- 436360
38 years of excellence in eye care
10,327,806 Outpatients; 1,859,983 surgeries

Opening Hours

  • 24 hour emergency service

  • Monday - Saturday : 7.30am - 5.30pm {SCEH}

  • Sunday - Friday : 7.30am - 7.00pm {BEH}
  • Saturday : 7.30am - 1.00pm {BEH}

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“High quality, High volume,
Affordable eye care services”

The Eastern Regional Eye Care Programme (EREC-P) in South-East Nepal is a further development of Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital (SCEH), Lahan. In order to balance the work load of SCEH and to increase the scope for long-term human resource sustainability, Biratnagar Eye Hospital (BEH) was started in Biratnagar, Nepal’s second largest city 130 km east of Lahan, in September 2006. EREC-P continues the 33-years co-operation between Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh (NNJS), the Social Welfare Council of Nepal and CBM. With the combination of the two eye hospitals SCEH and BEH along with its’ satellite clinics EREC-P is a high volume treatment programme, which provides high quality comprehensive eye services at a cost affordable to the population in eastern Nepal and northern India.

Our Programme

Community Outreach & Rehabilitation (COR) Program

BEH started COR program with an aim to promote inclusion of persons with visual, hearing & others impairments in socio-economic development of the community. It also plays a role in improving eye and ear health awareness by linking community to eye & ear care service providers. It was started in Morang district of Nepal.

Major activities carried out by COR team:
  • House hold visit
  • Visual acuity test
  • Hearing test
  • Blood pressure checkup
  • Eye examination using torch-light

Optical and CR Lens Processing

Optical dispensing:

  • High quality frame and lenses at affordable price
  • Well equipped, highly trained manpower with proper quality control mechanism from frame selection till spectacle delivery.
  • Free of cost home delivery facility for local patients of Biratnagar Metropolitan City

CR Lens Processing:

  • CR lens processing unit to provide quality hard coated CR lenses
  • Produces spectacles with complex power & progressive power to pediatric & geriatric age group patients
  • The first CR lens processing unit in eye hospitals of Nepal
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Cataract Services:

  • Cataract Service via Separate Cataract examination unit
  • Individual counselling is done to the patient and attendant using model of eye, specimens of cataract, IOLs, tablet with video materials and simulation type software
  • This guide patient to arrive at proper surgery for them. Patients are also shown before and after surgery changes with the implantation of lenses.

Available Surgical Techniques: SICS, PHACO, Zepto Phaco

Available Intra Ocular Lenses: PC IOL, Toric, Foldable, Multifocal lenses

Surgery Packages: NRS 1,200 to NRS 140,000

Cabins are available (Super Deluxe, Deluxe, Single, Two Bedded, Three-Bedded)

Biratnagar Eye Hospital is in Biratnagar, in South-East Nepal. Biratnagar has its own airport and is close to the Indian border town Jogbani. Bihar is the neighbouring Indian state.

By Air

Biratnagar – Kathmandu domestic flights
From several Indian airports to Bagdogra airport (West Bangal, India)

By Road

Direct buses from Kathmandu, Pokhara, Birgunj, Nepalgunj, Kakadvitta etc. to Biratnagar.

By Train

Jogbani and New Jalpai Guri (NJP) are the nearest entry points for Nepal by train from India.

The 259 member staff at BEH and all its Satellite Clinics include 18 ophthalmologist, 2 ENT surgeon, 14 administrative staff and other.

All staff members, aside from the doctors, are locals and have been trained at BEH, Biratnagar.


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