Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology

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Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology
Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology
LocationGaushala, Bagmati Bridge
Kathmandu, Nepal
Coordinates 27°42′19″N85°21′03″E / 27.70536°N 85.35073°E / 27.70536; 85.35073
Website www.tilganga.org
Other links www.iapb.org

Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, formerly called the Tilganga Eye Centre, [1] in Nepal is the implementing body of the Nepal Eye Program, a non-profit, community based, non-government organization launched in 1992. It was founded in part by ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon Sanduk Ruit. [2] The current facility was opened in 1994. [3] The World Health Organization recognized Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology as a WHO Collaboration Centre of Ophthalmology in 2019. [4] In Nepal, it is the second institute, and first institute in the field of ophthalmology to receive this designation. [5] [4] It provides various speciality services of Ophthalmology.



According to the centre, provided facilities include: [6]

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