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 students (and postgraduate students in the near future).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
  • 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

 Future Plans:

  • Retinal interventions including lasers and vitreoretinal surgeries
  • Community outreach services
  • Speciality clinics
    • Glaucoma clinic
    • Oculoplasty clinic
    • Strabismus(Squint) 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), MRCOphth, F.R.C.S.

Special interest: Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, Glaucoma, Cataract

Dr. Anupam

Associate Professor

M.S. (Ophthalmology)

Special interest: Strabismus, Oculoplasty, Cataract


Current 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

Contact us:  Department of Ophthalmology

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

                  Uttarakhand Pin No. 249203.