Ophthalmology Department started functioning from 3rd January , 1997 with joining of Dr Nilesh Parekh as Assistant Professor.The full fledged functioning Ophthalmology section of the Sir-T Hospital was incorporated into the department of ophthalmology.With passage of years tiny department has blossomed into a full fledged Tertiary Care, P.G. Teaching Institute.

Facilities in Ophthalmology Department

  • Routinely Doing refraction and distribution of glasses to school going children under school health programme.
  • Keratometry, A-Scan, and IOL master for Calculating IOL power preoperatively for cataract surgery.
  • Cataract Surgery with SICS & PHACOEMULSIFICATOIN Method are done.
  • Nd:Yag laser capsulotomy for posterior capsular opacification following cataract surgery.
  • Lid surgery - Entropion, Ectropion, Ptosis and Primary and Secondary lid laceration repair.
  • Facility of Octopus Perimeter, Applanation tonometre, Non contact tonometer & Shiotz tonometry for evaluation of glaucoma.
  • Facility for Laser Iridectomy, Anti glaucoma Surgery and Cyclocryotherapy for glaucoma cases.
  • Specular Microscopy available for evaluation of endothelial cells count and their structure.
  • Corneal perforation repair, Keratoplasty, Enucleation, Evisceration, Laser & Conventional Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR), Pterigium excision with limbal stem cell grafting, Amniotic membrane grafting and fornix reconstruction surgery all are done in our department.
  • We have facilities of Ultra Bio – Microscopy (UBM) for anterior segment evaluation and Ultra Sonography (B - Scan) for posterior segment evaluation.
  • We are running retina clinic every Thursday and doing Fundus fluorescein angiography, Retina laser routinely for diagnosis and tre




Free Paper Presentationon "REIGERSANOMALY"

Free Paper Presentationon "REIGERSANOMALY" presented by Dr.Himank M Doshi, 2nd year resident at All Gujarat Ophthalmological Society (AGOS)conference,2014


Freepaper- siliconsling for congenital to sisof varying degree

Dr.Hetal patel, 3rd year Resident, presented this freepaper-"siliconsling for congenital to sisof varying degree" in All Gujarat Ophthalmological Society" Conference 2012

Freepaper- "Amniotic membrane grafting in ocular surface disorder"
Dr.Priyanka Thilak, presented this Freepaper-"Amniotic membrane grafting in ocular surface disordersin" All Gujarat Ophthalmological Society" Conference2012


Objective is to provide such skill and knowledge to the student that shall enable him to practice as an ophthalmic clinician and also to function effectively as a community health leader to assist in the implementation of NPCB programme for prevention of blindness and rehabilitation of the visually impaired. 

The teaching & training will be carried out as per broad syllabus below


  • Anatomy & physiology
    1. Embryology and anatomy
    2. The physiology of the eye
    3. The physiology of vision
    4. The neurology of vision
  • Ophthalmic optics
    1. Elementary optics
    2. Elementary physiological optics
    3. The determination of the refraction
    4. Resuscitation: artificial respiration.
    5. Errors of refraction
    6. Anomalies of accommodation
  • The examination of the eye:Therapeutics
    1. External examination
    2. Examination of the fundus.
    3. Examination of retinal function
    4. Examination of retinal function
    5. General therapeutics
  • Diseases of the eye


Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College, Bhavnagar is actively participating in all the activities of N.P.C.B. The district blindness control society office is located in the department. DR N.V .PAREKH, associate professor, is serving as the programmer officer N.P.C.B for bhavnagar district.

  • Extra Curricular Activities:
    1. Birthday parties of staff members.
    2. Birthday parties of students.
    3. Amusement tours-2/years


  • Co-Curricular Activities:
    1. Symposia on different subject 4/year
    2. Membership of bhavnagar ophthalmological society.
    3. Conducted workshops on diff subjects 4/year.
  • Cataract Surgery:

Since, last 5 years bhavnagar district & medical college ,bhavnagar have achieved more than 100% of the target alloted. the N.G.O.s also participate in the activity.free I.O.L are implanted in all patients.foldable acrylic I.O.L are used in the department and free implantation is done.

  • School Eye Screening:

All the schools of the district are covered and all needy children have been provided free specta


    • Practical:
    • 1st & 2nd Internal taken at the end of 1st & 2nd clinical posting in ophthalmology as an OSCE.
    • Theory
    • 1st internal taken in 5th semester as MCQ Test.
      2nd internal taken as MCQ Test in 6th semester.
  3. Theory & Practical taken in university exam style at the end of 7th semester.
  5. The exam conducted by Bhavnagar university as per MCI norms.
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