Gandhi Eye Hospital was established as a small clinic in 1928 by Padmashree Dr. Mohan Lal Unitiring efforts, hard labour with an eye on future the clinic slowly took a shape of a large hospital having 1000 beds spread in an area of 50 bigahs of land. Presently the building consists of 6 general wards with a capacity of 600 beds 100 special private wards. Main building houses special clinics and rooms for pathology bacteriology and other labs including a small complex for photography. The hospital became internationally known and also started post graduate teachings in ophthalmology in affiliation with Aligarh Muslim University in 1952. The hospital is also running D.N.B. Post graduate training programme in Ophthalmology since 1997-1998 in affilation with National Board of Examination .


The Mohan Eye Hospital was founded on Sixth April ,1928 by Dr. Mohan Lal, with the sole object of combating eye diseases and offering relie to all suffering from eye troubles,more particularly to the helpless and the needy whose life was threatened to be further embittered by the loss of God's greatest blessing-the vision of the eye.
Mohan Eye Hospital started in a rickety dingy rented narrow house surrounded by grain shops in the busiest locality of Aligarh town.This Hospital was working on purely charitable lines, avoiding the pursuit of more money making,and treating all like ;without distinction of cast and creed,Charges were fixed and nominal just to keep the hospital running.

Doctor's Team

  • Dr.A.K Saxena, C.M.O.(M.S.)
  • Dr.P.P.Singh,Dy.C.M.O.(M.S.)
  • Dr.Sanjeev Sharma,Head of The School.(DO.)
  • Dr.A.Bhatnagar,Sr.Ophth.Surgeon(M.S.)
  • Dr.Shubha Agarwal,Ophth.Surgeon(M.S.)
  • Dr.Z.R.khan,Jr.Ophth.Surgeon(D.O)
  • DR.Deepak Varma(M.S)
  • DR.Manoj kumar yadav(D.N.B)
  • Dr.Amit Gupta,V.R.Consultant.(M.S.)
  • Dr.Ashish Mittal,Aneasthetist
  • Dr.S.K.Jain,Pathologist.

Gandhi Eye Hospital Current Status.

Currently the hospital has 12 Surgeons and supporting staff of 160 persons. Bed strength is about 700 but bed occupancy is around 200-250 due to changes in mode of treatment and quick turnover.
Patients outdoor attendance is around 200-250 in O.P.D. Trust runs a School of Optometry for training paramedical which was established in 1958. it also runs a School of Orthoptics.
In 1998 Gandhi Eye Hospital was accredited by National Board of Examination for D.N.B. i.e. Diplomate of National Board for 3 candidate in first year and 3 candidate in IInd year.


It is my pleasure to extend you a very warm welcome on behalf of myself & the management of Gandhi Eye Hospital.
I believe that you are well aware of the activities of this organization. But still I feel that I may just mention that Gandhi Eye Hospital Trust was founded in 1943. Ever since its inception the organization has been engaged in providing eye care not only at the hospital but in rural areas as well the Hospital has been organizing surgical camps extensively in the state of Uttar Pradesh as well as far away as Kashmir & Assam. The Hospital has also been educating people about eye care and steps to be taken to prevent blindness.
With the singular aim to provide eye care to the largest population in the State Dr.Mohan Lal the Founder of Gandhi Eye Hospital established more than dozen hospitals in Western U.P.

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Welcome to Gandhi Eeye Hospital Trust, Aligarh(U.P)INDIA

Ladies & friends,
On behalf of the management of Gandhi Eye Hospital I extend you a very warm welcome.
A Registered Charitable Organization registered Under Society Registration Act, 1860. The Founder of this prestigious Organization was Padmashree, Kesri Hind Late Dr. Mohan Lal Agarwal Ji who established this Institute in the year 1928 with a small clinic. At present Hospital is situated in the heart of the City one km. far from Bus Stand & Railway Station. The Hospital is build on 28 Bigha land with additional land of 18 Bigha on which Hospital Township for hospital staff residence. Now from the last 72 years this is a premiere & Advanced Institution of India in the field of Ophthalmology imparting the treatment, Surgery and various teaching programme, e.g. .
  1. D.N.B.
  2. Diploma in Optometry
  3. Diploma in Orthoptics
  4. Contact Lens Course & Training programme
  5. Fellowship in Vitreo Retinal Surgery
The Founder of the Institute Late Dr. Mohan Lal Ji & its Chief Medical Officer Late Dr. J.M. Pahwa were awarded Padmashree by the than Hon‚ble President of India for their contribution towards Society & poor, helpless patients suffering from different eye diseases.
This Hospital have the Honor of the visit of International & National figures like the than President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Prime Minister Shri. Jawahar Lal Nehru, Sri. Netaji Subhash Chandra Boss, Mother Teresa, J.B. Kriplani, Purshottam Dass Tandon, Abdul Kalam Azad, Bhagwat Jha Azad, Padma Vibhushan Hon‚ble Late Shri. Gopal Dass Neeraj, Paramveer Vibhushan Hon‚ble Late Shri. Kalyan Singh Ji, Chief Ministers & His excellencies of different States of India. So many International figures of “Operation Eye Sight Universal, Canada”, “Help Aged London”, “Orbis International, U.S.A.”, etc. etc. Hon‚ble District Magistrate of Aligarh is an Ex-officio President of the Trust & Chief Development Officer (CDO, Aligarh), A.D.M. City, Aligarh, Vice Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Chief Medical Officer, Aligarh, Distt. Judge, Aligarh, all local members of parliament & M.L.A, M.L.Cs are the Members of Executive Committee and its General body with the all Life Members (Trustees) of India of the great repute from the field of Business, Corporates, Doctors, Engineers, etc.

Departments functioning in the Hospital :

  1. Out Patients Department attending approx. 400 Patients daily.
  2. Indoor Patient Department with the Three Hundred Beds capacity including Free, General Wards & Special General Ward, Private Ward, A.C. Wards, etc.
  3. Refraction Department with well Trained Refractionist Staff.
  4. Orthoptics, Squint Clinic with well Trained Orthopticians.
  5. Special Peadiatric OPD with specialized Peadiatric Surgeon.
  6. The first Contact Lens Centre of India..
  7. Artificial Eye manufacturing & implanting Centre.
  8. Vitreo Retinal/Retina Clinic Equipped with advance Equipments under the able guidance of Super specialist Vitreo Retinal Surgeon.
  9. Eye Bank running under the management of J.N.M.C., Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
  10. Cataract Clinics under the supervision of Specialist Ophthalmic Surgeon’s Team implanting Monofocal, Multifocal, Trifocal, Toric Lenses with advance Phaco Techniques.
  11. Health A.T.M. (Instant Pathology Test) by advanced Japanies Machine.
  12. Pradhan Mandri Ayushman Bharat Scheme for poor & helpless eye patients.
  13. 14. Eye Relief Scheme (organizing free diagnostics & Surgical Camps with the help of Mobile Units for poor & helpless patients of rural areas & School Children.
  14. Advance Diabetic Retinopathy Clinic equipped with O.C.T., Fundus Camaras, Angiography, Diode Laser Therapy, etc.
  15. Paramedical Training Courses Centre affiliated with U.P. State Medical Faculty, Lucknow.
  16. Advance Pathology Testing Department under PPP Model under the supervision of M.D. Pathology Doctor.
  17. Advance Glaucoma Care Treatment & Surgery under the Specialized team of Surgeons.
  18. Squint Therapy by advance Equipments under the supervision of trained Orthopticians mainly in school going children & the students.
  19. For patients recreation, lush green walking area with free Gym Centre & Snaks, Tea, Thali meals at a very cheep cost of Rs. 20/- only.
  20. Hospital has its 3 Ambulances, Two Tata Vehicles, One Tata Bus. All are donated by M.Ps., M.L.As. & other NGOs.
  21. We are going to start Graduation course B.Sc.(Optometry) affiliated to Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University, Lucknow