About US

Founded in 1995 by Dr. Sundar Ram Shetty, the Globe Eye Foundation is a registered and non-profit organization. It has been delivering Eye care services through its Eye Hospitals. The first hospital at Hosakote, a rural town near Bangalore, was established in 1996.
Subsequently, an eye hospital in Chintamani was reinstated into operation in 2014 and a new one was started in Kolar town in 2015. More than 70 percent of our services are for the poor and needy in Karnataka, and totally free of cost.

Dr. Sundar Ram Shetty

Chairman’s Message

I had a vision- Best of eye care to the poorest of the poor, even at the remotest place. Globe Eye Foundation was conceived to realize that vision. The GEF Eye Hospital at Hosakote, built from ground zero, was an important milestone on the path to our goal. We have been able to improve and expand our services to the community significantly. It is our dream at Globe Eye Foundation to cover all districts of Karnataka with our Eye care service network. We remember all our donors with profound sense of gratitude. In 2009 we were joined in our endeavour by the members of the C P Bothra Trust with the promise to spur on our efforts towards our goal In 2014 we revived a non-functional eye hospital in Chintamani, which is now functioning as Lions GEF Eye Hospital, our second hospital.

In 2015, as a joint project with Rotary Bangalore Indira Nagar, Bangalore and Rotary International, we established our third eye hospital, GEF Netradeep Eye Hospital, at Kolar . We plan to start GEF Eye Hospitals in Tumkur and Mandya very soon. We have pledged ourselves to provide eye care facilities to all and will strive to reach our far and beyond till we achieve our goal!

Dr. Sundar Ram Shetty received Rotary's highest award 'Service above Self' by Rotary International.


Dr. B R Pai

Mrs. Kalpa Gopal
Treasurer Trustee

Sri. Ram Mohan Menon

Dr. N Rangaraj

Sri. MKR Bhandary
Secretary Trustee

Mrs. Rama Ranganathan

Dr. Nitin Shetty

Sri. C Govindaraj

Mr. Hemant Bothra


The GEF Eye Hospitals have a professional team of surgeons, nurses and support staff who work efficiently and diligently to serve the community. They are all seen going about their duties cheerfully offering a comforting and welcome experience to patients and visitors, alike.

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Hosakote GEF Eye Hospital

To fulfill its objectives, the Globe Eye Foundation made a humble beginning with the GEF Eye Hospital started in a small rented premises in Hosakote, a town in Bangalore rural district, in 1996. The GEF Eye Hospital, through its commendable service, soon gained wide popularity among its beneficiaries and the need to expand the facility became imminent. In the year 2005 the new GEF Eye Hospital was established.

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Chintamani GEF Eye Hospital

In 2014, GEF took over a dysfunctional Lions Eye Hospital in Chintamani. It is now fully functional as Lions GEF Eye Hospital and serving the community in and around Chintamani town.

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Kolar GEF Eye Hospital

In 2015, as a joint project with Rotary Bangalore Indira Nagar, Bangalore and Rotary International, GEF established GEF Netradeep Eye Hospital, a new Eye Hospital in Kolar town. The hospital is named "NETRA DEEP".

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Tumkur GEF Eye Hospital

In 2019, as a joint project with Rotary Tumkur East and Rotary Indira Nagar, Bangalore , GEF established GEF Netradeep Eye Hospital, a new Eye Hospital in Tumkur Town. The hospital is named "NETRA DEEP".


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