About Us

Mahatme Eye Hospital is a place where compassion meets cutting-edge eye care. Our journey began in 1986 when the S. Mahatme Memorial Eye Welfare Charitable Trust was born, dedicated to a noble cause: restoring the gift of sight to those in need. Registered under the Public Trust Act of 1950, our commitment to this mission has never wavered.

At the heart of our trust is the visionary Dr. Vikas Mahatme, a renowned ophthalmologist with an unwavering passion for charitable work and a deep sense of responsibility towards the unmet eye care needs in our region.

Mahatme Eye Bank & Eye Hospital, under the guidance of Dr. Vikas Mahatme, has flourished into a recognized postgraduate teaching institute. As of 2017, we proudly performed over 180,000 eye operations, with more than 80,000 surgeries provided free of charge. Our dedication to excellence has earned us recognition from the International Council of Ophthalmology (I.C.O.), the pinnacle authority in eye care. We’re also honored to be designated as a surgical training institute by the Government of India, training over 1500 ophthalmologists in India and around the world through our international surgical training programs.

With a legacy of compassion and a commitment to eradicating curable blindness, Mahatme Eye Hospital stands as a beacon of hope, making the world a more beautiful place, one restored sight at a time.

about us

Mahatme Eye Bank Eye Hospital run by the S.M.M. Eye Welfare Charitable Trust, Nagpur is a healthcare institute providing specialty eye care, and training of eye care professionals.

The hospital covers almost the entire spectrum of eye care, providing excellent services in the field of Cataract and Phacoemulsification, Cornea and Refractive surgery including LASIK, Glaucoma, Pediatric ophthalmology & squint, Vitreo-retinal Surgery, Oculoplasty, Dry eye, Eye Bank and Keratoplasty (cornea transplantation), Cosmetic corneal tattooing and community ophthalmology.

As many as 60% of the patients are treated totally free of cost (including check-up, medicines, investigations, operation, etc.).

The Trust also runs an internationally acclaimed surgical training center along with a recognized postgraduate teaching institute. The surgical training center is recognized by the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), International Ophthalmological fellowship Foundation (IOFF) for fellowships and also by the Government of India for training of government employed eye surgeons. This postgraduate institute provides training to DNB and DOMS candidates. Resident Fellowship programs are also available for Post M.S. / Post DOMS eye surgeons. Short term Hands on surgical training programs are offered throughout the year. The research undertaken at the hospital is supported by a Research and Development (R &D) unit and Ethics Committee.

Two associate hospitals work in collaboration of the trust – Mahatme Health and Happiness Hospital at Mulund East, Mumbai and Mahatme Hospital at Amravati (Both in Maharashtra).

Community Outreach program is run by the trust round the year. Since 1986, the trust has performed over 2.2 Lac surgeries; over 1.2 Lac needy patients operated Free of Cost. For this noble work, Founder Medical Director Dr Vikas Mahatme was awarded Padmashri at the hands of Hon. President of India in 2010.

The trust is registered under Public Charitable Trust Act, FCRA Act, IT Exemption under section 80G and 17(2).