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The department of ophthalmology provides a well-equipped facility for the complete examination, diagnosis, and treatment (both medically and surgically) of all ocular diseases in both adult and paediatric patients. The department is comprised of a dedicated and well-qualified team of healthcare professionals with excellent support from nursing and administrative staff. Eye disorders can be diagnosed and treated at Amrita Hospital, including cataract, glaucoma, strabismus and amblyopia, ocular trauma, refractive disorders, cornea and external diseases, lachrymal drainage disorders, uveal diseases, and retinal disorders.

We have the finest equipment available in ophthalmic care including:

  • a Humphrey field analyzer
  • An ultrasound A scan (Amplitude modulation scan) and B scan (Brightness scan)
  • AG laser and Visupac 450 digitised fundus camera for retinal imaging
  • fluorescent angiography and optical coherence tomography (Syscan Version IV)
  • a 532mm laser for retinal diseases

Our Services

Retinal Services

All retinal diseases are evaluated and managed.  Many treatments are done as outpatient procedures, including:

  • Digital retinal photography : an ideal tool for documentation and follow up and can also give an accurate assessment of the progression of the disease.
  • Fundus fluorescein angiography is performed on a daily basis in order to diagnose and manage all vascular and neurological abnormalities of the retina. It is an integral part of retinal OPD practice
  • Ocular ultrasonography : a noninvasive investigation performed in some cases for which evaluation is required for retinal tumours, vitreous haemorrhage and intraocular foreign bodies
  • Optical coherence tomography : another noninvasive investigation that can be used to study the cross sectional anatomy of the retina. It is useful in the diagnosis, management and follow up of almost all macular diseases
  • Laser photocoagulation : done on a daily basis with the Zeiss Visulas system. It is used in the management of diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, vascular blocks and many other retinal disorders. Screening of preterm neonates for ROP tretinopathy of prematurity and others for any congenital abnormality and treatment are routinely performed
  • Retinal surgery : our team is well equipped with an Accurus vitrectomy machine, facilities for endolaser and cryopexy, and a wide angle surgical viewing system which is one of the latest innovations in retinal surgery. Retinal surgeries being performed include scleral buckling, pars plena vitrectomy, complicated procedures for retinal detachment, intraocular foreign body removal, and proliferative diabetic retinopathy

Cataract Services

We are equipped with an AMO signature, a higher-end phacoemulsification system that minimizes tissue damage during cataract surgery. Micro incision cataract surgery [MICS] is also available for cases in which the wound size is even smaller. Our department also has Accurus and Storz – Protégé phacoemulsification systems. Intraocular surgery is done with a Zeiss OPMI Lumera surgical microscope and the finest titanium surgical instruments. All types of intra ocular lenses [IOL], including foldable IOLs, toric IOLs and multifocal IOLs are routinely inserted with excellent results. Availability of day care surgery (operation without admission) makes it more convenient for the patient. Opening up opaque membranes that sometimes form after cataract surgery can be done in the clinic with our YAG Laser.

Glaucoma Services

The glaucoma clinic provides comprehensive care for glaucoma patients. Every suspected case of glaucoma undergoes diagnostic tests including pacymetry, applanation tonometry, visual field analysis, gonioscopy, optic disc evaluation, and optical coherence tomography. Patients are managed medically and surgically with regular follow-ups. An advanced YAG laser is used for the treatment of narrow angle and other types of glaucoma.

Oculoplasty Services

Oculoplasty clinic provides treatment for all eyelid, eye brow, orbit and tearduct disorders. Oculoplasty procedures are done to improve function and appearance of periocular structures.

Amrita Eye Bank

At Amrita eye bank, the donor cornea is preserved in an MK medium in which the nutrition of the cornea can be maintained for four days, making corneal transplantation a planned procedure. The state–of–the–art facilities at Amrita eye bank include specular microscopy and laminar flow hood.

Amrita LASIK Services

Amrita lasik services offers a state of the art LASIK facility. LASIK is a procedure that eliminates the need for wearing glasses or contact lenses for clear vision. It does so by precisely reshaping the cornea with the help of a laser. Lasik technology is safe and time-tested. We take every possible effort to make sure that the procedure is perfectly safe for your eyes. The service is offered in association with Carl Zeiss, a world leader in manufacturing high precision optical instruments.

Squint Clinic

The squint clinic provides methodical assessment for the diagnosis of various types of squints followed by medical management or surgical treatment.

Community Services

Ophthalmology camps are conducted with the objective to provide free intraocular lens implantation surgery for low-income individuals with cataracts who are unable to afford cataract surgery. Members of the department have shown tremendous dedication in participating in these eye camps. Approximately fifty camps are conducted every year, during which eleven thousand patients are seen and fifteen hundred cataract surgeries are performed.


Phone: 0484 - 2851050
Email: ophthalmology@aims.amrita.edu

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