Comtrust Eye Hospital belongs to an old and well known Comtrust Charitable Trust. The Trust was promoted by Commonwealth Trust India Ltd which was founded by German Missionaries( Basel Mission) , which has a history of service in this part of India for over 150 years.
Right from its inception in the year 1977, the Comtrust Charitable Trust has been engaged in charitable activities in education and medical aid. Recognizing the need for a well equipped eye hospital in the Malabar region the Board of Trustees decided to set up an exclusive Eye Hospital and Research Centre in Calicut. The hospital was inaugurated in February 1999.