In-Patient Services

Patient Care Services

The Department offers comprehensive eye care and emergency services. Specialty Services offered are

  • Cornea Service
  • Contact Lens Service
  • Glaucoma Service
  • Retina Service
  • Uveitis Service
  • Oculoplasty Service
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology Service
  • Strabismus Service
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology Service
  • Ocular Oncology Service
  • Low Vision Service

Cornea Service

Diagnostic services

State of the art instruments for comprehensive evaluation of patients with corneal disorders and to provide the appropriate treatment. Registration of the patients requiring corneal transplant and providing postoperative care.

The equipments at cornea clinic includes

  • Corneal topography by Schiempflug imaging
  • Clinical Specular microscope
  • Eye bank Specular microscope
  • Keratometer
  • Photo Slitlamp

Corneal Surgeries offered

  • Penetrating keratoplasty
  • Lamellar keratoplasty
  • Triple procedure
  • Amniotic membrane transplantation
  • Limbal stem cell transplantation
  • Limbal relaxing incisions


The eye bank is established with the purpose of promoting eye donation, Procuring and preserving eyeballs, preparation of corneal buttons and distribution to the patients needing corneal transplant to restore vision.

Provides 24x7 round the clock services to attend the eye donation and distribution of the corneal tissue for keratoplasty. A dedicated telephone line is available for this purpose (Tel No 2275666)

Equipments under Eye bank

  • Clinical Specular Microscope
  • Eye Bank Specular Microscope
  • Laminar flow hood for sterile preparation of tissue

Glaucoma Service

Diagnostic services

  • Goldmann Applanation Tonometer
  • Non contact Tonometer
  • Tonopen
  • Pachymeter
  • Ultrasound biomicrosopy
  • Digital Fundus Camera
  • Optical Coherence tomography
  • Humphrey’s Automated Perimeter

Laser Procedures

  • Laser iridotomy
  • Trabeculoplasty
  • Laser Suturolysis
  • Cyclophotocoagulation

Surgeries offered

  • Trabeculectomy
  • Trabeculotomy and trabeculectomy
  • Ahmed Glaucoma valve implantation
  • Phacotrabeculectomy
  • Cyclocryotherapy

Retina Clinic

Diagnostic services

  • Digital Fundus Camera with Fundus Fluorescein Angiogram Facility
  • Nonmydriatic Fundus Camera
  • Optical Coherence tomography
  • Indirect Ophthalmoscope
  • Ultrasound B Scan
  • Ultrasound Biomicroscopy
  • Farnsworth Munsel 100 Hue Test Facility

Retinal Laser Procedures

  • Panretinal photocoagulation
  • Grid Laser photocoagulation
  • Focal Laser photocoagulation
  • Barrage Laser

Surgeries offered

  • Intravitreal injections
  • Pars plana Vitrectomy
  • Retinal Detachment Surgeries
  • IOFB removal

Community Ophthalmology

Teleophthalmology project was started at our department in the year 2009 for catering services to the needy population from remote rural and tribal population and also providing screening services to the school children.

State of art Mobile Vision Service which includes

  • Vehicle
  • Non Mydriatic Digital Fundus Camera
  • Autorefractometer
  • Non contact tonometer
  • Slitlamp

Screening camps are conducted to cater the population of Pondicherry and surrounding Tamil Nadu districts. Patients are screened for eye disorders which cause preventable and treatable blindness like diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma. Patients are referred to the base hospital for necessary laser procedures and appropriate surgeries.

State of art equipments available in the department

  • Surgical Operating Microscope – Carl Zeiss - Lumera with Wide Angle Viewing System for Retinal Surgeries - BIOM of OCULUS and RESIGHT of Carl Zeiss
  • Surgical Operating Microscope - Leica - M220 F12
  • Surgical Operating Microscope - Takagi OM 30
  • Surgical Operating Microscope - Takagi OM10
  • Phacoemulsification Units - Faros - Oertli
  • Phacoemulsification Units - Visalis 100 – Carl Zeiss
  • Phacoemulsification Units - Pulsar PMS - Opticon
  • Digital Fundus Camera with Fundus Fluorescein Angiogram facility – Cannon CF 1
  • Non Mydriatic Fundus Digital Camera - Cannon CR 1
  • Stratus OCT– Carl Zeiss
  • Photoslitlamp - Topcon SL D7
  • Corneal Topography -Sirius - Schleimflug imaging based system - CSO
  • Clinical Specular microscope - Konan Noncon Robo
  • Eye Bank Specular Microscope - Konan Eye Bank Keratoanalyser
  • Ultrasond Biomicroscopy (UBM) - OTI
  • Ultrasound B scan - OTI
  • Iridex Diode Laser
  • Visulas NdYAG Laser - Carl Zeiss
  • Visulas Frequency Doubled NdYAG Laser - Carl Zeiss
  • Noncontact Tonometer - Topcon CT 80
  • Autorefractometer - Unicos and Potec
  • Slitlamps - Haagstreit BQ900
  • Slitlamps - Shinipon

Out-Patient Services

The department offers comprehensive eye care and round the clock emergency services Specialty Services offered are

  • Contact Lens Service
  • Cornea Service
  • Glaucoma service
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology Service
  • Oculoplasty Service
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Strabismus Service
  • Retina Service
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Uveitis Service

OPD SERVICES (Intercom - 6292)

General Ophthalmology OPD

Everyday - Timings : 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Except Sunday - Holiday

All Emergency cases are attended round the clock on all days including HOLIDAYS

Contact Ward 22 (Intercom - 6722) or Ward 24(Intercom - 6724)

Specialty Clinics

Specialty Clinics
Specialty Clinics Day Timings
Retina Clinic Every Monday and Every Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Glaucoma Clinic Every Monday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Cornea Clinic Every Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM