In patient & out patient services


National Eye Bank


Educating the public


Programme on diabetic retinopathy


National Eye Hospital is the top level tertiary eye care hospital in Sri Lanka. This was established in the era of British government as an Eye and ENT hospital and became "Victoria Memorial Eye Hospital" in 1962.This Hospital now consists of an OPD, 18 wards with 485 beds, one HDU, 6 Operation Theaters with 12 operation tables. There are 9 consultant eye surgeons working in the National Eye Hospital together with 2 consultant anesthetists, a consultant physician, and a consultant pathologist.    Read more...


To be the premier eye care provider in South Asia by 2025


To be the center of excellence in eye care services in Sri Lanka by provision of quality and efficient services to the patient’s satisfaction by modern technology and trained dedicated staff in treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of eye care needs. Also provision of under graduate and postgraduate training, for medical officers, training for nurses, ophthalmic technologists and research.


Dr. L. J. Muhandiramge (Director)

Dr. I. L. M. Rifaz (Deputy director)


Special programmes


Free Intra Ocular Lens (IOL) programme

Free spetacles programme