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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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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.

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Establishment of Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital

Under leadership of Secretary General Dr. Ram Prasad Pokhrel and Chairmanship of General Ravi Shamsher Ja. Ba. Ra; Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh (NNJS) was established in late 1978 for hassle free and facilitative eye treatment of patients. Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh appealed to different international unions and organizations to support them to eliminate blindness in Nepal. Christoffel Blinden Mission, CBM started collaboration with Social Welfare Council and Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh after an agreement in December 1982. Dr Albrecht Hennig from CBM started 12 bedded Eye Care Center from Ram Kumar Sarda Uma Prasad Murarka’s Public District Hospital at Lahan in 1983.

As the number of eye patients were increasing day by day, Dr. Hennig realized need of having a separate building for eye hospital. For this, he began contacting and appealing through Principal of Pashupati High School Mr. Kameshwor Chaudhary to various social workers of Lahan. As the appeal was for humanitarian cause, Chaudhary family at Lahan showed interest and assigned responsibility to Mr. Padma N. Choudhary for discussion and finalization of land donation. Finally, a bilateral agreement was signed by NNJS General Secretary, Dr. Ram Prasad Pokhrel and Mr. P. N. Choudhary on behalf of donor Chaudhary family. As per the agreement, Social workers of Lahan Shree Chhabi Lal Chaudhary, Shree Sarowar Lal Chaudhary and Shree Rabindra Lal Chaudhary have donated land in Lahan and Hardiya for the noble cause.

CBM extended their financial support by constructing 50 bedded Eye Hospital at this donated land. The dedication and unselfishness as motivated with social service, Dr Hennig and his team served to the neediest populations through Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital. The growing trust in services and increase demand in eye care helped establish 450 bed hospital with highly sound technologies in short span of time. This newly constructed building was inaugurated by current King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah in 1986.




Establishment of Biratnagar Eye Hospital

In order to balance workload of Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital and to increase the scope of long term human resource sustainability, Biratnagar Eye Hospital was established on 13th September 2006 under the leadership of Dr. Sanjay Kumar Singh in a rented building as a branch of SCEH, Lahan. The hospital starting from 80 beds expanded to become 300 beds by 2009 to meet the demand of increasing number of patients. The management of Hospital and supporting organization’s far-sighted vision, skilled doctors, enthusiastic manpower and high-tech technology has contributed to its immense success in short duration of time.

With the help of Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital and supporting organizations like CBM, European Union, Standard Chartered bank and own internal source 500 bedded high-tech building was constructed in Biratnagar. This new building was inaugurated on 15th November 2011 by the first president of democratic republic of Nepal, Hon. Dr. Ram Baran Yadav.



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LASIK Message Biratnagar Eye Hopsital LASIK Message Biratnagar Eye Hospital

LASIK Surgery - Spectacle free EYE within 1 minute
Removes less tissue than the thickness of a human hair...


We treat ...

  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Astigmatism

LASIK Today:

  • Most common vision correcting surgery
  • Over 2 crore treated worldwide
  • Sophisticated techniques and technology

Patients Benefits:

  • Safely and efficiently correcting refractive errors with proven, excellent outcomes.
  • Rapid visual recovery.
  • Stable results.
  • Aspherically optimized profile.
  • High accuracy even for smaller and higher corrections.
  • High predictability of all refractive error corrections.
  • Lower retreatment rate.
  • Patient friendly fixation laser to avoid parallax error.

LASIK Message5


Photo refractive keratectomy (PRK) is a type of laser eye surgery designed to correct vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

PRK came before laser procedure called laser-assisted-in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK), but PRK is still performed frequently and regularly with good success rate.

PRK is a flapless procedure most suitable for defense personnel and whose cornea are not suitable for LASIK surgery.


Equipment Features & Facilities:

  • Modular Operation Theater
  • Touch Screen Operation
  • Precise and gentle laser correction
  • High Speed 3D infrared eye tracking
  • High level of treatment comfort
  • Advanced Ablation Algorithm (AAA)
  • FLEXIQUENCE switch function
  • Intraoperative ablation speed
  • Topography-guided Treatment
  • Surgeries are performed by Qualified Cornea and Refractive Surgeon

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What is refractive error?

Refractive error is considered as a defect of eye in which the rays of any object are not properly focused on the Retina.

Referror a

Types of Refractive Errors:

Myopia: Objects light rays are focused in-front of retina. Most common refractive error.

Hyperopia: Objects light rays are focused behind the retina.

Astigmatism: Objects light rays are not focused at single point.

Presbyopia: Natural lens of human eye are not able to focus the image of any near object at Retina.

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  • If you do not want to wear spectacles or contact lenses.
  • If you feel visually and socially restricted by spectacles or contact lenses.
  • If you are intolerant to contact lenses.
  • If you want to participate in certain outdoor sports where using spectacles or contact lenses may be a problem.
  • If you plan to join certain professions wherein excellent uncorrected visual acuity is a prerequisite.

LASIK Message Biratnagar Eye Hospital

You are an appropriate candidate for LASIK/PRK if:

  • You are 18 years old or above.
  • You've had a stable refraction for at least one year.
  • You didn't have any eye injuries or infections for at least one year.
  • You are not pregnant or nursing.
  • You are not suffering from any degenerative or auto immune disease.
  • You have low to moderate myopia (between -0.50 and -12.00 diopters.
  • You have myopia with astigmatism (-5.0 diopters or less)
  • You have low to moderate hyperopia without astigmatism (< 6.0 diopters)
  • You wish to live life to the fullest.

Contact Us:

Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh

Eastern Regional Eye Care Programme

Biratnagar Eye Hospital

Rani, Biratnagar-13


WhatsApp: +977-9844653580

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Our Linkages:

  • National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)
  • INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE B.P. Koirala Lions Centre for Ophthalmic Studies
  • Lahan Technical School
  • Government of Nepal - Nepal Health Research Council
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Nepal Eye Bank

EREC-P Central Office

Eastern Regional Eye Care Programme (EREC-P) grown into largest eye care provider in Nepal under Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh. Annually more than 1 million examination and treatment is provided to people of Province No 1, 2 and others including neighboring countries India, Bangladesh & Bhutan. Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital in Lahan, Biratnagar Eye Hospital in Biratnagar are two high volume eye hospitals & 21 Eye Care Centers are under EREC-P.

The departments established under EREC-P Central Office are:

  1. Management
  2. Information Technology (IT)
  3. Biomedical Maintenance
  4. Finance
  5. Research, Monitoring and Evaluation
  6. Human Resource

These departments are equipped with highly qualified and trained manpower who closely work with both eye hospitals and support them. Further, they travel and stay to Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital, Lahan monthly and participate in hospital activities, support the local team for further improvement in their daily activities and planning.

The concept of EREC-P Central Office is successful model for EREC-P that helped organization to retain highly skilled manpower and minimized the cost of organization by not duplicating same resources at both hospitals.


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