1960- A leading ophthamlogist received a pair of cornea from USA, for transplantation. He involved Mr Iftikhar Husain chairman sight conservation committee of Lions Club. Which initiated thought process of establishing an eye bank in Pakistan.
1961-Karachi Lions club staged a variety program at Katrak Hall to generate funds for eye bank.
1963-A group of doctors, social workers and philanthropists joined hands with Lions Club to setup eye banks at (CHK) Civil Hospital Karachi and (SEH) Spencer Eye Hospital in Karachi.
Dr M.A. Shah, Dr T.H.Kirmani and Dr M.H.Rizvi provided technical support.
Mr Iftikhar Husain and Mr Qazi Sajid Ali planned a 3 step strategy for eye donation campaign.
Paper work, forms brochures letters were prepared
Organization developed involving willing workers from all the segments of society.
Religious, political and civil society leaders were contacted for opinions and fatwas, with positive responses.
Field work initiated for mass awareness
Posters banners and brochures circulated
Seminars and awareness lectures were arranged.
Print media campaign launched
Writers and media played their part
Will cards were filled by the masses especially prominent personalities of the society.
1970-Pakistan Eye Bank Society established.
Plot for the building procured in 1989 at North Karachi.
Building structure designed and constructed through donations.
1970-75 active eye donation campaign involving all resources, means and segment of society.
Will cards were filled by thousands of people.
1978- REDO was established.
1980- BEBS established.
1981- PEBS Peshswar started functioning.
Sri Lanka is the main source of corneal donation.
Dr Hudson Sylva and his team established network of eye donation and collection in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Eye Bank working on latest technology for collection and storage of cadaver eyes, supplies corneas around the world.
Pakistan is the largest recipient of corneas from Sri Lanka, as a gift from people of Sri Lanka.
Mr. Qazi Sajid Ali president & Dr Akhtar Jamal Khan vice president PEBS are the catalytic figures.
1989-Construction of building, National Seminar &training workshop on Corneal Grafting at Karachi.
1993- Hospital started functioning.
2005- Phaco surgery for cataract patients, Inauguration of corneal graft center by Governor Sind.
2009-Installation of Laser Department.
Presently Social Work dep’t, School eye clinic, eye camps, pathology lab, diabetic centre, cardiac centre, dental and maternity services are functional.
@Pakistan Eye Bank Society Reg No DSW(S)/150 of 1971 (Govemment of Sindh).