The TIO facility was opened in 1994. Tilganga Eye Hospital (TEH) is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Ophthalmology since June 2019. TEH is the largest division of the Nepal Eye Program, Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology.
Joining over 800 collaborating centers in over 80 WHO Member States, TEH is the second institute in Nepal to receive this designation after SAARC Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS Centre.
TEH will now collaborate with WHO in providing quality formulation and implementation of eye care service delivery, ophthalmic research, and educating qualified human resources in the field of ophthalmology. This move aims to alleviate the suffering caused by blindness in Nepal and fulfill the vision of “Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepalese” set by the Government of Nepal.