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Department of Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology, at CMRI, is a premier unit that aims at setting the highest benchmarks in terms of ophthalmic treatments and care. The department offers leading-edge, precision-based modalities for ensuring the finest results, be it in terms of diagnosis, assessment, or treatment. 
We have an immensely qualified team of experts, holding specialization in all kinds of procedures, ranging from simple to complex. Each procedure is reviewed on a regular basis, ensuring stringent alignment to the latest innovations. We bring the best treatments across the globe to cater to your needs and strive to give you an experience that is at par with international standards.
Our experts aim at eliminating your ailment by targeting the root cause with integrated treatment plans, which are devised after careful consideration of our specialized panel. From screening and diagnosis of common eye infections to major surgeries like cataract removal, we offer all kinds of procedures, including the management of systemic diseases like diabetes, thyroid, and stroke. 
The Department is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment that facilitate eye examinations, specialized diagnosis and treatment. We undertake speciality practice through our dedicated team of cornea, glaucoma, retina and oculoplastic surgeons. Surgical and medical management of Retinoblastoma in childhood is achieved under the aegis of doctors specially trained in this field.
The department is fully equipped to offer treatment for conditions involving the following:

  • The anterior segment, which includes the front portion of the eye, i.e. cornea, iris and lens. These include megalocornea, iridocorneal endothelial syndrome, Peter’s anomaly, etc
  • Vitreous, such as posterior vitreous detachment
  • Uvea, such as heterochromia, iridodialysis and iridodonesis.
  • Retina, such as retinitis degeneration, cone-rod dystrophy, retinal separation, hypersensitive retinopathy, diabetic macular oedema, etc. 
  • Ocular Oncology, such as eye melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, retinoblastoma and lymphoma. 

Diagnostic modalities 

  • Humphrey Perimetry, which helps to assess the human visual field. 
  • Applanation Tonometry, that is performed to assess the fluid pressure in the eyes
  • Biometry, which aims at assessing the power of the cornea. It also helps to evaluate the length of the eye for determining the ideal power of the intraocular lens
  • Colour vision testing, also referred to as the Ishihara test, is done for colour blindness.
  • Pachymetry, which helps to determine the thickness of the cornea
  • Digital Fluorescein, to take detailed images of the retina
  • Angiography (DFA) - Digital fluorescein angiography helps to assess the circulation in the back of the eye
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), which is a non-invasive diagnostic modality that works by generating cross-sectional images of the retina for detailed evaluation 
  • Ultrasonography B-Scan, which helps in diagnosis lesions in the posterior part of the eye
  • Slit-lamp Biomicroscopy & Slit lamp photography, in which the doctors examine the eye by shining light into it. 

 Treatment modalities


  • Extracapsular cataract extraction with posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation is a procedure done in uveitis patients. 
  • ECCE involves the removal of the eye lens, leaving behind an elastic capsule that is partially attached cloudy implantation of the intraocular lens
  •  the aim of the procedure is to enhance the vision of the patient by removing the damaged lens and replacing it with an IOL


  • Phacoemulsification is an advanced surgical modality for treating cataracts. It is also commonly referred to as small incision cataract surgery
  • The procedure involves the emulsification of the internal lens of the eye with the help of an ultrasonic handpiece. 
  • In order to maintain the anterior chamber, the doctor use a balanced salt solution in place of aspirated fluid. 
  • During the procedure the doctors introduce a tiny probe inside the patient's eye, to generate ultrasound waves which help to break the lens.
  • The procedure is done using the latest machines and rigid, foldable, multifocal & toric lenses

Glaucoma surgery

  • Glaucoma is an umbrella term used for various eye conditions that drastically impact the optic nerve and damage it. It is usually a result of high pressure in the eyes and is the leading cause of blindness in people above 60.
  • Glaucoma surgery is done with the aim of reducing intraocular pressure which may be responsible for the condition. 
  • Glaucoma surgery can be done via two approaches - laser surgery and incisional surgery

Corneal grafting & other corneal surgeries

  • Also known as corneal transplantation, corneal grafting is a surgical procedure that involves the replacement of the damaged or diseased cornea with healthy cornea taken from a donor
  • Corneal grafting is usually of two different types - Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) and Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) 
  • The procedure can last as long as 10 years, however, annual checkups are mandatory to negate the risks of complications


  • Commonly referred to as ophthalmic eye surgery, is a procedure that aims at improving the function and enhancing the appearance of the eyes. 
  • It is a type of plastic and reconstructive surgery that involves the periorbital and facial tissues. This includes the eyelids, orbit and lacrimal system.
  • The surgery works by removing excess tissue and fat from different areas around the eyes. 
  • It may take about 10 to 14 days to heal completely. 

Retinal detachment surgery

  • Retinal detachment is a condition marked by the misalignment of the retina. The condition is treated surgically by reattaching the retina to the back of the eye. 
  • Three common types of retinal detachment surgery are pneumatic retinopexy, scleral buckle and vitrectomy.

Vitreous surgery

  • Also known as vitrectomy, it is a surgical procedure that aims at removing the vitreous humor gel for accessing the retina. 
  • The procedure can be of various different types, which include posterior pars plana vitrectomy and anterior vitrectomy.
  • We also perform the procedure with a sutureless approach, which means that no stitches are needed. 

Intravitreal Injection

  • This involves the shot of medicines like Antibiotics, Kenacort, Macugen, Lucentis, Accentrix and Avastin, directly into the eye, for addressing a variety of retinal conditions. 
  • Intravitreal injections may be recommended for conditions like age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusion.

Squint surgery

  • Squint surgery, commonly referred to as strabismus surgery, is a procedure that aims at correcting a squint, or misalignment of the eyes. 
  • The surgery involves the adjustment of the tiny muscles in the eyes, in order to treat the wrong alignment.
  • The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia and takes about an hour.

Treatment and Surgeries

We treat the following Ophthalmology

  • Amniotic Membrance Grafting
  • Angiography (DFA)
  • Applanation Tonometry
  • Biometry
  • Colour Vision Testing
  • Cornea and Anterior Segment
  • Corneal Grafting & Other Corneal Surgeries
  • DCR & DCT (Sac Surgery)
  • Digital Fluorescein
  • Extracapsular Cataract Extraction (ECCE) With Chamber Intraocular Lens (PCIOL)
  • Glaucoma
  • Humphrey Perimetry
  • Oculoplasty
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)- Macula and glaucoma
  • Pachymetry
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Refraction
  • Retina Vitreous Uvea And Ocular Oncology & Oculoplasty
  • Retinal Detachment Surgery
  • Slit Lamp Bio Microscopy & Slit Lamp Photography
  • Squint Surgery
  • Ultrasonography B-Scan
  • Vitreous Surgery


One of the best hospitals I ever visited. The staff is very friendly and cooperative. The best part is hygiene and well-qualified doctors. From my very first day of treatment till my recovery period every one treated me like a family member and treatment was offered at a very reliable cost. I am very much satisfied with my treatment results.



Since its founding CMRI has been providing its patients with full medical care, encompassing outpatient services, neurology, laboratory, imaging diagnostics and many more.