Department of Ophthalmology
INTRODUCTION: AIIMS Guwahati has been formally inaugurated by the Hon. Prime Minister of India on 14th April 2023. As such, the Department of Ophthalmology has just started to provide the best possible comprehensive eye care services in North-East India. It will ensure to deliver compassionate and quality eye care affordable to all. The department has state-of-the-art equipment to deliver quality care under the guidance of trained manpower. Medical students will be taught by experienced teachers for the undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It intends to provide total eye care services at all sub-specialty levels.
VISION: We look forward to catering to the need for visual problems of the people of North-East India. The Department will provide benefits under the control of blindness schemes of the Government of India to all patients. People will get the benefit of all ranges of modern ophthalmic care facilities at a minimal cost. Medical students aspiring to be true professionals will learn about the intricacies of ophthalmic science. Research in vision science is a priority sector stressing more on mitigating the visual problems of this region.
MISSION: The department will thrive to be a center of excellence in three key areas, viz., eye care, medical education, and research. It will inspire the population of this region to consider it as a tertiary Eye Care Centre to be relied upon. It will create outstanding human resources in the field of eye care, targeting the need of the region as well as the country as a whole.
SERVICE PROVIDED: To provide eye check-up facilities in both pediatric and adult age groups, particularly, in the field of refractive errors, squint evaluation, amblyopia therapy, cataract, corneal diseases, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma management, ROP screening, etc.
UPCOMING SERVICES: We look forward to fully establishing and expanding all sub-specialty of the department, with all the modern diagnostic and surgical equipment, in the near future. Attempts will be made to provide low-vision aid services to the patient with a visual disability. The department also plans to organize outreach camps for screening school children, and diabetic retinopathy detection in peripheral rural areas. The motto of the department is to make modern eye care services accessible to all.