The Department of Ophthalmology began functioning on 23 of November 1994 with the blessings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The department was set up with the vision to make available the finest in eye care in the world to its patients totally free of cost.The department has a modern operation theatre complex with three operation theatres  and an advanced laser unit. All the areas are equipped with necessary patient care equipment.




  • Infection and Inflammations of conjunctiva.
  • Pterigium excision with conjunctiva graft.
  • Removal of foreign body’s implanted in cornea.





  • Laser treatment for various cases including diabetic Retinopathies
  • Surgery for retinal detachment.
  • Removal of Intra ocular foreign body and parasitic cysts in Posterior segment
  • Vitrectomy for various posterior segment diseases


  • Trabeculectomy
  • Combined extraction
  • Yag P I





  • Cataract of all age groups are treated with IOL implantation unless otherwise
  • Traumatic Cataract
  • Subluxated or dislocated cataracts

Cataract is operated by v S.I.C.S, ECCE, Phacoemulsification dependency or the merits of the case. Rigid or foldable IOL’s are placed depending on the procedure adopted.

Squint clinic

Squint clinic patients are examined and provided suitable treatment and follow up, if required.





Complete Neuroimaging facility at SSSIHMS, Prashanthigram, like CT and MRI scanning facilities are available.

Some patients who need further evaluation are sent to SSSIHMS, Whitefield.



Lid Surgeries

  • Ptosis surgery
  • Correction of Entropion and Ectropion





The selection of cases for surgery depends upon the visual prognosis effects at the time of screening. Cases with poor visual prognosis will  not be admitted.

  • Number of beds in the wards : 42
  • Number of beds in ICU : 05

The department has visiting surgeons from abroad in the fields of squint and vitreo-retinal surgeries.

For any queries or an appointment please mail to enquirypg@sssihms.org.in along with the scanned copies of the latest medical reports.


  • For inpatients, medicines, nursing care, diet are given free of cost, during their stay. The patient is admitted after investigation, and pre-operative preparation is done and the advised medicines are administered. Next day the patients are operated upon and kept for one more day. On the third day patient is discharged after being given a post-operative advice.
  • At the time of discharge, review dates and the advice for post-operative care are explained to the patients. On an average 300 to 310 surgeries are performed every month. Daily around 12 patients are admitted for surgery.

Facilities in terms of investigation tools:

  • Set up for refraction correction
  • Laser treatment for retinal disorders and post-cataract surgeries
  • Fundus fluoresciene angiograpny, and OCT – diagnosing retinal and glaucoma disorder
  • Field analyser for diagnosing glaucoma and for evaluating treatment effect


  • DNB curriculum – 3 years duration for Diplomate in Ophthalmology
  • Every year two candidates are taken.

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Conference Highlights

The department of Ophthalmology conducts many conferences from time to time. These conferences see that participation of top faculty from across the country


Dr. Nikhil Kumar Mohanty, Senior Consultant
Dr. M Sasireka, Senior Consultant
Dr. Anuj Sharma, Consultant
Dr. Girija Gurung, Consultant
Dr. V Balkiran, Senior Resident
Dr. Prathima, Senior Resident
Dr. S Lakshminarayanan, Senior Medical Officer


Dr. Hemanth Murthy (Once in a month) : Visiting Surgeon Retina
Dr. Sri Ranganath : Visiting Professor for Academics
Dr. Sanjeev Dewan, a visiting specialist from the U.S. performs all kinds of squint surgeries and ptosis operations. Dr. Sailesh, a retina surgeon visits the department, once a year and performs vitrio retinal surgery.
Dr. Dilip Patel visits the department once a year and performs retinal and glaucoma surgery.
Dr. Sai B. Gandham, MD., Place New York, Specialist in Galucoma – visits once in an year.
Several ophthalmology surgeons visit from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai.

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