Vision: The Department of Ophthalmology, AIIMS Deoghar, is committed to provide holistic,
compassionate and quality ocular treatment to all patients, with competency-based medical education and
excellence in training to the undergraduates and postgraduates of Medical Science and keen research and
academic pursuance so as to transform it into a Centre of Excellence for Ophthalmic Sciences.
Mission: Starting as a comprehensive eye care centre encompassing all subspecialities, basic sciences and
community ophthalmology, our mission is to develop the Ophthalmology department at AIIMS Deoghar
as a centre providing speciality services for the people of Jharkhand and nearby areas. It is purported to be
at the forefront of Ophthalmic clinical practice and eye health research, intending to make an enormous
difference to people’s lives by treating eye disease and preventing loss of vision and blindness.
Facility: The department is well equipped with state of art equipment like Slit-lamp, autorefractometer, Visual Field Analyzer which aid in the diagnosis of ailments of eye like refractive errors, Glaucoma, Cataract, retinopathies etc.
Department of Ophthalmology aims to spearhead clinical and surgical eye care, research and academics
by being in the forefront of redesigning and reconfiguring eye health services. We believe that right to
sight is a basic component of health care and every citizen should have access to and receive the best
standards of eye care.
We will strive incessantly to deliver highest achievable standards of eye care and our ardent endeavour
won’t stop till we have achieved Vision for All: “Tamsoma Jyotirgamaya”.
To help focus resources and make an impact in the most relevant spheres of influence, the department
hereby outlines the direction and scope of priority areas:
- To develop and deliver the core services of training, education and assessment so that
ophthalmologists are well equipped to meet the needs and demands of patients in a changing
world and to build capacity of ophthalmic and paramedical personnel.
- To project and place the Department on the academic map by active intra-mural, extra-mural and
multi-disciplinary research in collaboration with other departments. Research papers and
publications would be an area of special consideration.
- To commence postgraduate course at the earliest.
- The varied population diaspora in these lands, including the indigenous population, provide a rare
opportunity to study the genetic associations of Ophthalmic disorders. We intend to pursue the
genetic basis of these disorders and endeavour to establish our Department as the Centre for
Excellence in Ophthalmic Genetics.
- To raise awareness of ophthalmology as a speciality. Awareness camps, seminars and screening
camps for refractive disorders, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, corneal blindness on regular basis
would be planned and promoted with active participation of eye care workers at regular intervals.
- To encourage active engagement with ophthalmic institutions, organisations and agencies and
promote Department representation at regional/national and international level through active
participation in academic events, conferences and trainings.
- To create an ophthalmic database.