Introduction

The IPIO is a constituent body of Isra University and located in the suburbs of the mega city of Karachi. It started as a small eye unit in the name of Al-Ibrahim Eye Hospital (IEH) in 1990 at a Community Centre of the same suburb and has grown to be a Tertiary Hospital that boasts a 70-bed indoor facility with 28 consultation rooms and 5 Operation Theatres.

IPIO was recognized in 1998 by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) for residency training leading to postgraduate fellowship and membership in the discipline of Ophthalmology. On the other hand IPIO launched Ophthalmic Paramedics training program in 1994 which is recognized by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC). To this date (June 2009), the Institute has trained about 288 Ophthalmic Paramedics, 20 FRCS, 30 FCPS, 6 Refractionists, 40 Cataract Surgeons and 12 MCPS professionals.

IPIO runs a full time training program in ophthalmology that includes lectures, case presentations, vet labs, workshops, internal assessments, and on job training. This centre has well developed subspecialty units that include Vitreo-Retina, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Cornea, Glaucoma, Cataract and Low-Vision Aids. IPIO has also approached CPSP for recognition of Second Fellowship in Vitreo-Retina. The Isra College of Optometry offers a 4-year bachelor’s degree program in optometry to develop mid-level ophthalmic work force to serve at primary level hospitals and at higher levels, both nationally and internationally.

Faculty and Staff of Isra Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology

M. Saleh Memon, Director
MBBS, (DMC, Karachi) DO (London) FRCS (Edinburg)
Professor

P.S. Mahar
MBBS (Sindh), DO (Ireland), FRCS (Ireland)
FRCOphth (England)
Professor

Aziz ur Rehman
MBBS (Sindh), MCPS, FCPS
Associate Professor

Mazhar-ul-Hassan
MBBS (SMC, Karachi), FCPS, MCPS
Assistant Professor

Abdul Fattah
MBBS (Sindh), FCPS, MCPS
Assistant Professor

M. Nasir Bhatti
MBBS (SMC, Karachi), FCPS
Assistant Professor

Zahida Saleh
MBBS (Karachi), MCPS, FCPS
Assistant Professor

Sadia Bukhari

MBBS (Sindh), FCPS
Assistant Professor

Abdul Qadeem Soomro
MBBS, MCPS, FCPS
Assistant Professor

Syed Hassan Raza Jafri
MBBS, MCPS, FCPS, FRCS (Glasgow)
Assistant Professor

Dilshad Ali Laghari
MBBS, FCPS
Senior Registrar

Yawar Zaman
MBBS, MCPS, FCPS
Senior Registrar