The Makkah Eye hospital was established in 2004 by the Al-Basar International Foundation. It is a world-class eye center performing 30 major surgical operations daily, equipped with the latest technology and many specialist clinics. The hospital has conducted 42 eye camps in Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Borno, Oyo, Niger and Bauchi states as part of the global drive to reduce preventable blindness in Africa. The hospital helped to establish the Department of Optometric at Bayero University, Kano, and the first in Nigeria. In 2015, they signed an agreement with the state government to help reduce the pressure on local hospitals dealing with eye patients by opening eye centers in local areas. Small World 2019 funds will be used to buy specialist medical equipment.