Department of Ophthalmology

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The Department of Ophthalmology provides services for effective diagnosis, treatment and research in eye diseases and disorders. It aims to provide good quality patient care to all sections of the society along with teaching and hands on training of undergraduate students (and postgraduate students in the near future).Regular eye camps are conducted to serve the people of the surrounding villages. Schools in the vicinity are being visited to conduct eye screening camps and the children are referred to our centre appropriately. The Department currently provides Outpatient services, O.T. services and In patient services.

The out patient department is well equipped and has the following facilities

  • Auto Refractometer
  • Slit lamp digital imaging system
  • Corneal topographer
  • Humphrey Visual field analyser
  • Bscan
  • Pachymeter
  • Ascan
  • Zeiss YAG laser
  • GREEN laser
  • Zeiss Fundus imaging with FFA

Operation Theatre Services

There are separate theatres for major and minor procedures.
Anterior segment surgeries are being performed regularly including,

  • State of art phacoemulsification with foldable intra ocular lens
  • Glaucoma surgeries
  • Eyelid and lacrimal sac surgeries
  • Squint surgeries

Outpatient Services

General Ophthalmology Clinic Monday To Saturday
Refraction Clinic Monday To Saturday
Retina Clinic Monday
Glaucoma Tuesday
Squint Wednesday
Cornea Thursday
Orbit And Oculoplasty Clinic Friday

Inpatient Services

This is a thirty bedded ward. Including male and female general wards, septic wards and post op wards.


Name Designation
Prof . Dr. T. Sankar Kumar MD Head of the Department
Dr . Ramya Chelliah MS Associate Professor
Dr . V.K.Malathi MS Assistant Professor
Dr. M. Prashanthi DNB Senior Resident
Dr. V.N. Sheela Ramani DO Senior Resident

HOD Profile

Dr.R.Ravikumar MS,DO.
Professor and Head

Department of Ophthalmology


  • MBBS- Stanley Medical College
  • DO-Regional Institute of Ophthalmology and Government Ophthalmic Hospital (MMC)
  • MS-Regional Institute of Ophthalmology and Government Ophthalmic Hospital (MMC)

Special Traning.

  • Has underwent Special training in laser,FFA,ERG,EOG,Ultrasound at SankaraNethralaya –Dr.Badrinath

Previous Post:

  • Worked as a Professor and HOD in Department of Ophthalmology at Vellore Medical College , Chengalpat Medical College, Madras Medical College, Stanley medical College,SRM Medical College andBalaji Medical College.
  • Project Director Incharge in District Blindess Control Society.
  • Examiner in various medical colleges in Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Pudhuchery (Both MBBS and MS ophthalmology).
  • Ophthalmology Question paper setter for various private medical colleges.

Professional Affiliations

  • TNOA Life Member
  • AIOS Life Member
  • IMA Life Member
  • TambaramOpthalmic Society Member

CME Organized:

  • Ocular Fundus Workshop at Regional Insititue of Opthalmology
  • CME on CONEAL BLINDNESS on the eve of “WORLD SIGHT DAY on 20thoctober 2016
  • Academic Society Meet on Branch retinal vein occlusion 2 nd December 2016

Conference Chaired:

  • Uvea& Retina International Conference September 2015