In 1996 the concept of an eye hospital to train Cambodian doctors and nurses came into being. With assistance from the Provincial Health Department a former TB hospital was renovated into what became the Takeo Eye Hospital. By 2000 it was handed over to Caritas Cambodia.
The hospital continues to carry out a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Health to train doctors, nurses and other personnel to provide eye care services and to develop rural vision centres.
Vision: Takeo Eye Hospital is to be an agent in reducing poverty by providing compassionate, quality, tertiary care with efficiently trained staff and equipped with appropriate ophthalmic equipment, instruments and medicines.
Mission: to provide quality diagnostic, curative and rehabilitative eye care in order to eliminate preventable and treatable blindness, train eye personnel in provision of quality eye care and conduct research relevant to eye conditions in Cambodia and neighbouring countries.