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.