The department has its own operation theatre with an operating microscope, state of art laureate phaco emulsification machine , alcon constellation vitrectomy machine. Apart from its work at the main VHS Medical Centre, the department is very active in the field of community ophthalmology, particularly cataract, diabetic Retinopathy & Glaucoma screening, at the Mini Health Centres and out-reach camps in schools, orphanages, old age homes, rural villages and urban slums


The department is supported by various philanthropists. Sathya Sai Seva Organisation has been a constant and continuous support to all our activities till date. Rotary club of Madras South -Trust had funded 10 retinal surgeries.67 patients were benefitted through OCT investigations using the endowment funds of The Hindu Group and 6 patients were benefitted through B scan using the endowment funds of Pavithra Kotha Vijayakumar Memorial fund.

Headed by Dr. Supriya Dabir-Gautam, MS, DNB, FVRS
    • Serves as tertiary centre, manages complex retinal disorders medically and surgically
    • Referral centre for general ophthalmologists
    • Conducts ROP-Retinopathy of prematurity screening for premature and low birth weight infants
    • Medical Retina –Lasers,Intra vitreal Injections
    • Surgical Retina-MIVS -Micro Incision Vitreo Retinal Surgeries
    • Retinal Laser Photo Coagulation – Quantel Multispot
    • Comprehensive Eye Examination – Includes Refraction, Intra Ocular Pressure recording, Glass Prescription
    • Glaucoma Screening, Management
    • Diabetic Retinopathy Screening and Management
    • Low vision care and rehabilitation
    • Neuro Ophthalmology
    • Uvea
    • Dry Eye
    • Computer Vision – Syndrome
    • ND-YAG Laser
    • Applanation and Non Contact Tonometry
    • Computerized Field Testing – Zeiss Automated Perimetry
    • Pachymetry-Ultra Sonic
    • Optical Coherence tomography
    • Ultrasound B-Scan
    • A-Scan Biometry
    • Sutureless Cataract surgery Phaco Emulsification with Foldable Intra Ocular Lens
    • Anti Glaucoma Surgery
    • Pterygium Excision with Autograft
Low Vision Rehabilitation Centre VHS
    • Started in June 2017 we are one of the very few centres offering this service.
    • Around 500patients have benefited in the form of low vision aids, contact lens, specialized refraction, orthoptics.
    • After Comprehensive low vision evaluation optical, Non-optical, assistive devices are dispensed to maintain and improve existing vision
    • Counseling , Referring for certification to avail government concessions
    • Guiding patients to centres that offer vocational training, computer education
Treatment sponsored or offered at subsidised cost for the following
    • Cataract with IOL Implantation.
    • Intra Vitreal Injections.
    • Vitreo Retinal Surgeries
    • Diabetic and Glaucoma Investigations
    • Anti Glaucoma Medical treatment
    • Low Vision Aids


Dr. S. Parthasarathy, MBBS, DO, FICO

Mon to Fri

Dr. Supriya Dabir-Gautam, MS, DNB, FVRS

Dr. Indumathi Sridhar, MBBS, DNB (Ophthalmology)

Mon to Sat

Dr. B. Vidya, MBBS, DO, DNB (Oph), FRCS (Glas)

Mon to Fri