Department of Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology with its humble beginning has progressed towards a department with a post graduates teaching program. The department has the state-of-the-art equipments which can be used to manage the complex eye diseases.

The Department has all sub speciality such as Cornea, Vitreoretinal diseases, glaucoma, lens, Neuro – ophthalmology, squint and oculoplasty have been allocated to individual units to improve the knowledge & practical skill of faculty and post graduates.

Special Clinical/Diagnostic Services

  • The following are our specialty clinics:
    Retina, Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, Corneal Diseases, Neuro Ophthalmology and Low Vision Aid.
  • Community Ophthalmology:
    As a prominent NGO, free cataract surgeries and school children screening programmes are undertaken.
  • UG & PG Training:
    Training is provided in a systematic manner by expert professors. Frequent free camps are held so that students get good exposure to different varieties of diseases of eye and get hands on training.


We provide surgical facilities for the following:
  • Cataract:
    • Phacoemulsification with foldable intraocular lens implantation
    • Manual small incision cataract surgeries
  • Glaucoma:
    • Trabeculectomy
    • Combined procedures
  • Retinal & Vitreoretinal Surgeries
  • Corneal transplantation
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Lid Reconstruction & Oculoplasty procedures

Our Equipments include:

  • Refraction & Orthoptics:
    • Refreaction units
    • Auto Refractometer
    • Contact lens trial and fitting
    • Muscle Balance Exercises
    • Maddox Wing / RAF ruler / Prism Bars etc
  • Glaucoma Diagnostics:
    • Applanation Tonometer
    • Diagnostic contact lenses – Goldman / Zeis
  • Retina Diagnostics:
    • Video Indirect Ophthalmoscope
    • Fundus Camera (FFA) and Fundus Photography
    • A – Scan & B – Scan
    • 78.0 D / 90.0D Diagnostic lenses
  • Cornea Diagnostics:
    • Keratometry / Placido’s disc
  • Lasers:
    • Frequency doubled Nd-YAG Laser (532 nm) for Retinal Photocoagulation, laser traveculoplasty Nd-YAG Laser (1064 nm) for Posterior Capsulotomy, Laser iridotomy

Department Of Ophthalmology

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1          Dr. P. Prabhakara Sastry          Professor & HOD