• The Department of Ophthalmology at Vinayaka Missions’s Kirupananda Variyar Medical College and Hospital, Salem provides state-of-art care in ophthalmology in both In-patient and Out-patient services along with modern advancements and research opportunities.
  • The department also provides sub-speciality services like   glaucoma, retina, cornea, orbit and occuloplasty, uvea, paediatric-ophthalmology, and neuro-ophthalmology.
  • The Undergraduate teaching programme commenced in 1995, and the Postgraduate training programme in 2006.
  • Our community outreach program aims to provide high-quality, affordable care to people and eradicate the preventable causes of blindness. 
  • The department holds a special program to screen for Retinopathy of prematurity in coordination with the neonatology and paediatric department.  
  • Advanced diagnostic and surgical Facilities- Operating microscope, Phaco-machine, Fundus camera, Optical Coherence Tomography machine (OCT), Laser delivery system (Green laser and YAG laser).
Faculty Contact
Dr. B. Saravana Bhava (Professor & HOD) 94863 50307
Dr. K. Ezhil Vendhan (Professor) 96552 18468
Dr. R. Rajesh Kannan (Associate Professor) J97502 67000
Dr. B. Jeyaprakash (Associate Professor) 99446 22660
Dr. S. Nivas (Senior Resident) 78711 11133