Between the years 1988-1990, a first National Survey on prevalence and cause of blindness revealed that while two persons were blind in every 100, only one ophthalmologist was available for 250,000 people.
Al-Ibrahim Eye Hospital situated at Memon Goth Road, old Thana, Gadap town, Karachi, Karachi city, Sindh was established in 1990 as a project of ISRA ISLAMIC FOUNDATION. Initially the primary objective of AIEH was to develop human resources for the activities of Isra Blindness Control program and provide tertiary level eye care.
However, 33 years onwards not only has AIEH fulfilled its initial goals but continues to develop at a rapid pace. During these years it has developed into a teaching hospital recognized by PMDC, Sindh Medical Faculty and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan and Isra University. In addition to this AIEH has made high level eye care easily accessible to a large segment of the population through eye units, community based programs and eye camps. Moreover, it has contributed human resources to three Al-Ibrahim eye care hospitals in Pakistan and 15 international Makkah hospitals, a chain of hospitals run by Al-Basar in Africa and Asia.