Department Of Ophthalmology has a very important role in the hospital attached to the medical college because a good ophthalmic setup brings a substantial number of patients to the hospital. As eye is a charitable branch and most of the patients belong to lower socio-economic status, a well equipped eye department is a fundamental requirement of any medical college where patients can get cheap and quality treatment.

Department of Ophthalmology was established in the year 2001 and has all the necessary infrastructure, latest instruments/ equipments and experienced faculty as per Medical Council of India norms.

The objectives of our department are:

The major objectives of the department are such that at the end of the course, the student shall be able to:

  • To provide prompt & accurate diagnosis and treatment of an eye patient in various sub-specialties like cataract, cornea, glaucoma, squint, oculoplasty & retina.
  • To contribute in the national programme of prevention of blindness, department of ophthalmology conducts regular eye camps & school screening programmes.
  • To teach and train medical undergraduates, theory and clinical assessment of routine ophthalmic disorders so that they become better clinicians and can thus help the community.
  • To train and guide postgraduate students so that they become good ophthalmologists as well as researchers
  • Research activities- Besides latest instruments and proper infrastructure, there is a very well equipped departmental library having latest reference books, journals and internet connection.

At the end of the courses, the student shall have knowledge of:

  • common problems affecting the eye.
  • principles of management of major ophthalmic emergencies.
  • main systemic diseases affecting the eye.
  • effects of local and systemic diseases on patient’s vision and the necessary.
  • action required to minimize the sequalae of such diseases.
  • adverse drug reactions with special reference to ophthalmic manifestations.
  • magnitude of blindness in India and its main causes.
  • national programme for control of blindness and its implementation at various levels.
  • eye care education for prevention of eye problems.
  • role of primary health centre in organization of eye camps.
  • organization of primary health care and the functioning of the ophthalmic assistant.
  • integration of the national programme for control of blindness with the other national health programmes.
  • eye bank organization.