Department of Ophthalmology

About Us

  • The Department of Ophthalmology was started in the year 2005 The eye is the window to the soul. But people rarely admit to deficiencies in their eyesight until it's too late.
  • The Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre is spearheaded by a team of faculty. We are committed to the protection and preservation of the treasured gift of sight.
  • Our full-time faculty, comprising of reputed Ophthalmologists, are skilled in every ophthalmic subspecialty and certified with sub-specialty fellowship training.
  • This unique department offers students, the clinical acumen to diagnose and the surgical dexterity to treat the eye of its various maladies.
  • In addition to providing excellent eye care to patients at our department, our faculty members also conduct innovative biomedical research and present progressive, industry-leading academic programs to ophthalmologists and other physicians in the community and worldwide.

Our Vision

  • To provide world-class ophthalmic treatment and care to patients
  • To train future healthcare professionals in giving skilled care to the people of our community
  • The department comprises two functional units offering free ophthalmic consultations, general health check-ups, and free cataract surgeries

Our Mission

  • To adopt the latest technologies and skillful advancement in clinical practice in Ophthalmology
  • Professional-level curriculum and teaching of Undergraduates
  • To be the preferred centers for Post Graduate training
  • To provide active community service, regular check-ups, and eye camps to eliminate blindness


  • MBBS-250 students per year
  • BDS
  • UG curriculum Pre-clinical exposure in their prime age of Undergraduates Simulation-based teaching
  • MD/ MS
  • DM/ MCh
  • MSc
  • MD Ophthalmology 5 student per year


  • Lecture halls, Practical Halls, Demo rooms, and Smart rooms with smart TVs available
  • Museum facility available
  • Live streaming, Wif Fi connection available
  • Demonstration on TV, Multi-head microscope available in Operation theatre
  • Other department-specific infrastructure, HFA, Gonioscopy, B-scan, Keratometry, Fundus camera, and Tonometry instrumentation are available
  • Competency-based Undergraduate curriculum (CBME) is followed for the MBBS students
  • Direct observation and hands-on surgical training in ophthalmology
  • Teaching evidence-based ophthalmology
  • Providing knowledge and clinical skills to become globally relevant professionals
  • Developing leadership skills in the Young ophthalmologist in India
  • Continuous and frequent formative assessment
  • Mini clinical evaluation exercises
  • Records of clinical work and exposure such as log books and portfolios
  • Hired professors of practices in the field of glaucoma, orbit and oculoplasty , vitreoretina, and ROP to develop the subspecialties.