Ophthalmology – derived from ‘ Ophthalmos and ‘ logos’ meaning science of the eye – is a branch of medicine which deals with the diseases of the eye and its treatment. An Ophthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye problems. Since, Ophthalmologist perform operations on eyes, they are both surgical and medical specialists. A multitude of diseases and condition can be diagnosed from the eye.

The dept. Of Ophthalmoloy was established in the year 1972. It joined hands with C.B.M Germany in 1974. Rehabilitation Centre for the blind was started under the department of Ophthalmology in 1974 with the assistance of C.B.M Germany. This centre provided vaocational training to the blind women. The community eye care project was started in 1994 to serve the community to provide preventive curative and rehabilitative services to the people in Ernakulam District and parts of Idukki &Kottayam districts.  Over the years department of Ophthalmology has emerged as one of the best centres in Kerala offering quality eye care at affordable cost. Now we have 3 fully equipped Operation Theatres  where major Ophthalmic surgeries are performed. We also have the latest technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of complicated eye diseases like Cataract,  Glucomoa,  DiabeticRetinopathy &Squint etc. Before the Medical College was established department was headedby Dr.NavomiVettath,  Dr. Mohan Ipe,  Dr. RajanCyriac,  Dr. Mohammed Naveed,  Dr. Suresh Kumar.


Children can have a myriad of eye problems.

Some of the relatively common disorders are refractive errors,  allergic conjunctivities,  watering of eyes due to blocked naso lacrimal duct,  strabismus (deviation of eyes),  amblyopia (lazy eyes),  lid abnormalities (ptosis),  congenital cataracts,  congenital glaucoma,  developmental abnormalities of the eyes,  abnormalities in the retina like persistent fetal vasculature syndrome (PHPV),  chorioretinal coloboma,  tumors (retinoblastoma),  foveal hypoplasia and optic disc abnormalities.

The developing visual and nervous systems in a child makes it necessary to have a different approach when dealing with pediatric eye problems. Special skills and equipment are required for successfully examining and treating children with eye disease.

Our aim is to diagnose paediatric eye problems at the earliest and institute adequate treatment to permit optimal development of the visual system.

Our main objective is to provide quality eye care at affordable cost to all levels of people in the community. Dept of Ophthalmology is well equipped with the latest equipment both for diagnosis and treatment.


Eliminate avoidable blindness from the Community.


Provide quality eye care at affordable cost.

Our Treatments

  • Phacoemulsification with foldable IOL implantation under Local &Topical Anaesthesia
  • Small Incision cataract surgery with rigid IOL
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Fundus fluorescene angiography (FFA)
  • Green Laser for retinal problem
  • Applanation tonometry
  • Gonioscopy
  • Various types of contact lenses
  • A scan &Keratometer
  • Indirect Ophthalmoscopy
  • Perimetry- Humphrey field analyser (HFA)


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