“33 years of forward and upward journey of Al-Ibrahim Eye Hospital proves that there is no end to what a man can do if he does not care to whom the credit goes. It would not have been possible without the support of many persons and organizations. None of them claim any credit for the progress of Al-Ibrahim eye hospital. I prefer to leave these foundations buried unsung. It will be belittling their efforts to name them. This long journey has its ups and downs; but never looked back. We have never been alone during our difficult times. We owe our present position to our supporters known or unknown. I leave it to our posterity to find out the names of the benefactors and leave the reward to ALLAH Almighty.”
“I pray to Allah (swt) who has brought this program which started with one slit lamp and has now reached to the stage where it is serving humanity in more than 40 countries: conducted in more than 250,000 ‘’FREE Sight Restoring Operations’’ and provided more than one million glasses and other services; having more than 10 eye centers working all over Africa and Asia received appreciation at all national and international forums including:
Pan Arabic African Council of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology.
It reminds me of one of the late Founding Director of the Program who said: This shows sincerity of the Directors and workers of the programs’’ May Allah (swt) accept the Ikhlas of all who participated in this program in any form (Ameen)
I congratulate them all.”
My name is Dr. Sohail Bukhari and I am a consultant ophthalmologist and senior registrar here at Al-Ibrahim Eye Hospital. This institute has been here for over 30 years now, being a beacon of light for the people who are not able to afford eye-related care. As it has progressed over the years, its programs have continuously improved as well, namely the HR development program here at AIEH. I speak from experience when I say this program has been quite instrumental in my professional career. I have completed my FCPS from here and currently, I am doing my second FCPS in Vitreo-retina alongside this I have continued my residency here at AIEH as well and this institute has over 20-22 students in residency. AIEH offers many different specialty departments with regular OPD and procedures in order to address a vast level of eye care. I have been impressed with the level of education and expertise the HR development program has given us and it has proved to be quite fruitful for us in our professional careers. It has made us clinically and surgically sound in a way that’s even helpful for our own private setups in performing surgeries and OPDs.
Currently over a span of 20-25 PGs still continue to work here at the mother institute that is AIEH and have their own private practices as well and all this has been due to the education that has been given to us. If AIEH continues to grow the way it has, I am sure it will have a bright future and will also be able to provide sound and much-needed education to many others as well.