Department of Ophthalmology


The Department of Ophthalmology provides services for effective diagnosis, treatment and research in eye diseases and disorders. It aims to provide good quality patient care to all sections of the society along with teaching and hands on training of undergraduate and twelve postgraduate students per year. The Department pursues inter-disciplinary research in collaboration with other departments. 

The Department currently provides Outpatient services, O.T. services and In patient services.

 Facilities & Services:  

Out patient services

  • Management of anterior segment disorders
  • Refraction
  • Fundus examination
  • Glaucoma services (with state of the art automated visual field analyser)
  • Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus services

Operation facilities

  • State of the art sutureless cataract surgery by phacoemulsification with implantation of foldable intraocular lens
  • Glaucoma surgeries including trabeculectomy
  • Strabismus (squint) surgeries
  • Oculoplastic surgeries including eyelid and lacrimal surgeries
  • Paediatric Ophthalmic surgeries
  • Speciality clinics- Strabismus(Squint) clinic

 Future Plans:

  • Retinal interventions including lasers and vitreoretinal surgeries
  • Community outreach services
  • Speciality clinics
    • Glaucoma clinic
    • Oculoplasty clinic
    • Paediatric Ophthalmology clinic
    • Retina clinic
    • Neuro-ophthalmology clinic


 Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Mittal

 Professor and Head 

 M.S. (Ophthalmology), F.I.C.O.

 Special interests: Cataract, Community Ophthalmology, Medical Retina

Dr. Ajai Agrawal

Additional Professor

M.S. (Ophthalmology), M.A.M.S., F.I.C.S.

Special interest: Glaucoma, Cataract, Paediatric Ophthalmology

Dr. Vinita Gupta

Associate Professor

M.S. (Ophthalmology), ICO, MRCOphth, FRCS, FRCOphth2

Special interest: Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, Glaucoma, Cataract

Dr. Anupam

Associate Professor

M.S. (Ophthalmology)

Special interest: Strabismus, Oculoplasty, Cataract


Ongoing Intramural Research Projects of faculty members -

    • Early screening of binocular vision anomalies in paediatric population.
    • To study role of contrast sensitivity and colour vision as tools for assessment of visual function of diabetics.
    • Comparison of clinic based orthoptic therapy with pencil pushups treatment for convergence insufficiency: A Randomized Controlled trial
    • Isolation and characterization of bacterial & fungal flora (both commensal and pathogenic) from conjuctival sac of patient with cataract presenting to a tertiary care hospital in the state of Uttrakhand
    • Biosocial determinants of strabismus: A hospital based Study
    • Alteration in pattern reversal Visual Evoked Potential in children with amblyopia and spherical refractive errors
    • Effects of mobile phone usage on different ocular structures.
    • Comparison Of Concentration Of Moxifloxacin In Aqueous Humor Of Patients Undergoing Cataract Surgery Following Topical Only And Topical Plus Oral Administration(2016-17)

Contact us:  Department of Ophthalmology

                    All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh.

                    Uttarakhand Pin No. 249203.


                    Phone: 0135-2462511