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34 years of excellence in eye care
61,70,711 Outpatients; 12,96,647 surgeries
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    Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye
    Hospital (SCEH), Lahan

Being a community based hospital our aim is to provide good quality and high volume service at an affordable cost. Patients requiring surgery can choose between different in-patient facilities with charges varying accordingly.

Eye operations are performed in the following facilities:

  • 5 Operation theatres with 28 surgical tables
  • 12 Microscopes, 4 with video facilities
  • 9 Phacoemulsification units
  • Vitrectomy unit with wide-angle viewing system (BIOM)
  • ECG and pulse oxymetry for pediatric patients
  • Oxygen concentrator
  • Cryo unit
  • 2 Suction machines
  • 2 Ultrasound cleaner
  • 1 Air compressor
  • 5 Electric autoclaves
  • 1 ETO Sterilization
  • 2 Live surgery video demonstration system with two way audio conference

Cataract Surgery (Adult) Click here for charges

1 MINOR SURGERIES (Requiring Suture- Entropion, Ectropion, Pterygium, Tarsorrhaphy etc.) 1,000 or 1,200
2 MINOR SURGERIES (Without Suture- Chalazion, Probing, Abscess Drainage etc.) 800


General Ward Semi Ward Private Ward Super Private Cabin
1 All Major Surgeries
1,200 -- 4,000 6,000
2 ECCE WITH PC IOL 1,200 -- 4,000 6,000
3 Phaco with PC IOL     8,000 10,000
4 Phaco with foldable IOL     10,000 12,000
5 Phaco with foldable Hydrophobic IOL     10,000 12,000
6 Phaco with Acrysof foldable IOL       20,000
7 Phaco with Acrysof IQ foldable IOL       30,000
8 All Surgeries on Children (PEDIATRIC WARD) --- --- --- 6,000
9 Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)     8,000 10,000
  • Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS) Fishhook Technique Click here for Video
    The cataract is removed manually through a small, self-sealing incision using a specially designed hook and an intraocular lens implanted. The small incision heals fast, allowing quick visual recovery.
  • Phacoemulsification Click here for Video1 and Click here for Video2
    The cataract is fragmented and emulsified using ultrasonic vibrations and aspirated. This requires only a very small incision, through which a foldable intraocular lens is inserted. This is the most advanced technique of cataract removal and allows faster and safer healing and visual recovery.
  • Biometry (Intraocular lens power measurement)
  • Surgery: On the same or the day after admission
  • Hospital stay:Overnight after surgery
  • Local patients or those who want to go home are allowed to go immediately after surgery (they need to come next morning)
  • Discharge:On the first post-operative day
  • Post-operative medicines are given
  • In bilateral cataracts, the other eye may be operated during the same hospital stay.
  • Patients are advised to return for follow-up: 6 weeks after surgery


General ward: NPR 1,200
Private ward: NPR 4,000
Super Private cabin: NPR 6,000
Phacoemulsification with posterior chamber intraocular lens (IOL): 8,000 NRs
Phacoemulsification with foldable IOL: 10,000 NRs

Cataract Surgery in Children (up to 15 yrs) Charge: NPR 6,000

Children with cataract should be operated as early as possible to enable normal visual development. The standard surgical procedure is extra capsular cataract extraction with primary posterior capsulorhexis, anterior vitrectomy and posterior chamber lens Implantation

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  • Biometry
  • Surgery: One day after admission
  • Bilateral cataract: Both eyes may be done during the same hospital stay
  • Discharge: 3-4 days after surgery
  • Required spectacles are provided
  • Post-operative medicines are given
  • Parents are advised to return with their children for Follow-up : 1, 3, 6, 12 months after surgery

Glaucoma Surgery

Surgery should be done as early as possible to prevent further deterioration of vision.

  • Surgery: On the same or one day after admission
  • Discharge: On the 2nd post operative day
  • Post-operative medicines are given
  • Patients are advised to return for follow-up : 3 weeks after surgery


Private ward: NPR 4,000
Super Private cabin: NPR 6,000
Combined: NPR 5,200/6,200
Combined Phaco with PMMA: NPR 12,000/14,000
Combined Phaco with Foldable IOL: NPR 14,000/16,000

Lacrimal Surgery

  • Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)
    A passage is created between the lacrimal sac and the nose.
  • Dacryocystectomy (DCT)
    Removal of the lacrimal sac in toto.
  • Surgery: One day after admission
  • Discharge: On 2nd post-operative day
  • Patients are advised to return for follow-up: 1 week after surgery

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