Mayo hospital was established in 1871. Eye and ENT department were created in the early 20th century. Eye department was separated from ENT department in 1948. Eye unit I was established in 1978 currently headed by Prof. Dr. Zahid Kamal Saddiqui. Institute of ophthalmology was established in 1981. It has 45 beds and facilities involving orbit and oculoplastic surgery, glaucoma, vitreo-retina, squint, pediatric ophthalmology, Laser facilities, refraction, pathology lab and conference room for CME.

Eye unit I is providing health care to the patients in the form of all types of orbit and oculoplastic surgery, diagnostic department. Eye unit I also takes keen interest in providing education to the undergraduate and Post graduate students.

  • To serve the Pakistani community in prevention of eye injuries.
  • To reconstruct and treat the oculoplastic disorders
  • To manage the orbital disorders
  • To groom the faculty members and trainee staff to improve their skills in continued learning and instruction
List of Faculty Members
Name Qualification Designation Contact Information
Email Phone
Dr. Najam Iqbal FCPS,MBBS Sr. Registrar 0313-3356333
Dr. Farooq Ahmed FCPS,MBBS Sr. Registrar 0345-4773368
Dr. Qudsia Anwar Dar FCPS,MBBS WMO 0333-4383052
Dr. Waqar Ahmed FCPS, MRCS,MBBS MO 0333-5212691
Dr. Amna Adil FCPS, FRCS, MBBS WMO 0301-4382929
Dr. Sadaf Humayun Khan MCPS,MBBS WMO 0345-4501129
  • Programs administrated regularly for FCPS, MS, MCPS, FRCS, DOMS, undergraduates and allied vision science students
  • Under Graduate:
  • OPD, Clincal teaching including interactive session and case discussion
  • Operation Theater Teaching
  • Bed side teaching in ward
  • Post Graduates
  • OPD, Case presentation and discussion including counselling, treatment planning and rehabilitation
  • Bed side discussion in ward
  • Surgical training in OT
  • Multimedia Presentation by residents twice weekly in state of the art conference room
  • Monthly journal club
  • Learning resource in form of library and e-library of residents
  • Weekly surgical audit
  • Research work training in research cell specially established in the unit


  • Chlazion excision using 2% Lignocaine Gel.
  • Use of Interferon in treatment of OSSN.
  • Feedback from medical students of fourth year from a female medical institution.
  • Use of social media in learning of undergraduate medical students
  • Recognition of department for fellowship in orbit and oculoplastic
  • Performing all kinds of orbit and oculoplastic surgeries, only center in Lahore.
  • We are providing diagnostic and therapeutic facilities to treat ailing humanity.
  • Diagnostic facilities include FFA, OCT, HRT, ERG, Specular biomicroscopy, A-scan/B scan ultrasonography, Visual Field examination and orthoptic assessment
  • Surgical and Medical Management of general ophthalmology diseases, glaucoma, vitreo-retina, squint, pediatric ophthalmology.
  • Laser facilities, refraction, pathology lab
  • Providing consultation to the sister departments of the hospital.