Welcome to All India Institute of Medical Sciences Deoghar



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”.

Future plans: 
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.