Department of Ophthalmology


The Ophthalmology department commenced in this institution (erstwhile Academy of Medical Sciences ACME) in the year 1994 with a mega eye camp conducted by Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai. From then onwards we slowly developed our department in patient care, teaching, research and faculty development. In the year of 1995, we started conventional extracapsular cataract surgery (ECCE) with intraocular lens implantation. At present we are doing phacoemulsification with foldable intraocular lens implantation under topical anaesthesia and glaucoma surgery. We are also taking care of paediatric population by doing ROP screening, paediatric cataract surgery, horizontal squint surgery etc…. Ours is the prime institute doing maximum number of ROP screening in northern Kerala. We are also having strong experience in managing emergency and trauma care unit in Ophthalmology for the last 28 years. We also conducted a workshop on phacoemulsification and a mega eye camp in 2003 with more than 1000 out patients and did cataract surgery for the needy at the time of our phacoemulsification unitinstallation. Lastly during COVID-19, we managed all the mucormycosis orbit with adequate treatment and exenteration in needed cases.

Phone 0497 2 88 2243 (Department)
0497 2 88 2243 (OPD)
OPD on all days except sunday
Timings 8.00am to 3.00pm
OPD at hospital block level 3 Room No 24
Department at hospital block level 3 Room No 24
Quality eye care affordable to all
Total 30 bedded in-patient facility
Outpatient clinics functioning on all week days except on Sunday. Provided services for 32832 patients in the year 2021-2022.
Delivering refractive services by qualified optometrists and doctors
Glaucoma screening, diagnosis and management
Yag Lazer;
ROP screening and diagnosis. Provided screening for 1728 new born in the year 2021-2022.
Diabetic retinopathy screening, diagnosis and management
24x7 quality assured critical care of ocular trauma and emergencies
Cataract surgery
Squint surgery
Oculoplastic surgeries
Well equipped OT with operating microscope and Phacoemulsification unit
Automated perimetry
Applanation tonometry
A scan and Pachymetry
B scan



Refraction Clinics
Glaucoma Clinic
Squint Clinic
ROP Clinic
Retina Clinic
Cornea Clinic





1. Ocular manifestations of snake bites in a tertiary care hospital in rural Northern Kerala, India

2. Study of factors influencing central corneal thickness among patients attending ophthalmology outpatient department at a tertiary care centre in Northern Kerala

3. Acute angle closure glaucoma with capillary leaks syndrome following snake bite.

4. Proptosis -Profile from a tertiary care centre in Northern Kerala

5. A comparative study of incidence of retinopathy of prematurity between small- for- gestational- age and appropriate- for-gestational-age preterm babies in North Kerala

6. Effect of brimonidine on central corneal thickness in normal tension glaucoma patients

7. Awareness and post counselling acceptance of eye donation in a tertiary care centre in Northern Kerala

8. Measurement of Central Corneal Thickness in Type 2 Diabetic Patients and its correlation with Duration, HbA1c Levels and Severity of Retinopathy

9. Prevalence of Diabetic Retinopathy and Associated Factors in Type 2 Diabetes in a Tertiary Care Centre in Kannur District of Kerala

10. Comparative study of intracameral lidocaine and topical mydriatics in pupil dilation during phacoemulsification

11. Comparative study of suture less and glue -free versus conjunctival autograft with sutures in primary pterygium surgery

12. Frontalis sling in a bilateral ptosis with external ophthalmoplegia and poor bells phenomenon- 5 year follow up

13. A study to assess meibomian morphology using meibography in posterior blepharitis patients and normal population. A hospital based observational study

14. Incidence and severity of dry eye following phacoemulsification cataract surgery and its relation to intraoperative risk factors

15. Rhino orbital mucormycosis- a successor to COVID 9?

16. Comparison of intraocular pressure measured by Goldmann applanation tonometer and Non Contact tonometer

17. A comparative study of fundus autofluorescence imaging of non diabetic and diabetic patients without retinopathy attending a tertiary care centre

18. Comparison of surgically induced astigmatism in corneoscleral and clear corneal incision in phacoemulsification

Ongoing Researches

1. Effect of topical steroids vs topical NSAIDS on postoperative inflammation after cataract surgery in a tertiary care centre- an observational study

2. Comparison of serum sodium and potassium levels in patients with cataract and individuals without cataract in a tertiary care centre in north Kerala – a cross sectional study

3. Visual outcome following retro fixated iris claw lens implantation in complicated cataract surgery patients

4. Prevalence of refractive errors in preterm children aged 5-10 years who were born preterm and underwent ROP screening in a tertiary care centre in northern Kerala