Dr Shamsher Singh with Mother Teresa
Late Dr Shamsher Singh with Mother Teresa

Dr Shamsher Singh Eye & General Hospital was established in 1971 by Late Dr. Shamsher Singh as a 100 bedded hospital. As time passed, it became more and more of an eye hospital with an emphasis on Community Ophthalmology. Since its inception, more than 500 free eye camps have been organized and hundreds of thousands of patients have benefited from them free of cost.


In 1997, on his return from overseas Dr. Sarbjit Singh, the hospital was renamed Dr. Shamsher Singh Eye Hospital (DSSEH), a dedicated eye care hospital. It was established as an ultra-modern setup to provide sub-specialty services in ophthalmology to the people of this area. It now has pediatric ophthalmology, Oculoplastics, Retina, Cornea, refractive surgery, cataract surgery (phacoemulsification), a Glaucoma clinic, and other services like an Optician shop. Dedicated sub-specialists who are trained well and at some of the finest centers are on our team. We have no doubt that we can provide these services with professionalism, dedication, and compassion.


Since most surgeries and procedures are done with the latest techniques, the recovery is very quick and almost all procedures are done as daycare procedures. The patients can go home almost immediately after most procedures and surgeries. For short stays and for emergency cases we have provided two beds in a clean and friendly ward.

At DSSEH we also have facilities for research and training in various fields of ophthalmology. With a well-equipped library, a state-of-the-art auditorium, and top-of-the-range audio-visual aids, we hope to become one of the top training institutes.

At DSSEH, we give top priority to patient comfort and strive to make every patient’s visit as free from stress as possible.

Without keeping in mind the welfare and special needs of the underprivileged sections of society, we shall be failing to fulfill our social obligations towards them. Towards that goal, a team from DSSEH goes to various underprivileged areas of Khanna town and the nearby towns and villages to cater to their ophthalmic needs, whether preventive, curative or palliative. Help from various philanthropists of the area, the general public, and even other NGOʼs is sought to make this project a success.


Caring for the underprivileged sections was the lifetime aim of the Late Dr. Shamsher Singh. DSSEH  shall leave no stone unturned to carry on with his philosophy of “Service above Self” which he followed till his last breath.

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