The department of Ophthalmology, CMC (Schell Eye Hospital), started the eye services at the Chittoor campus in August 2012. Initially, the out- patient services were only once a month. Patients who required cataract surgery and those who needed further management were referred to Schell Eye hospital. In 2017 a part time ophthalmologist was appointed and OPD services were available 3 days a week. From January 2019 we have a full time ophthalmologist and patients can access eye services all days of the week. We have all the basic equipment but we do need more equipment to improve our services.

The 日博电竞 Association of India (CMAI) has recognised our department to conduct the Diploma in Optometry and Ophthalmic Technology course. The department has been working closely with the Community health department to conduct screening camps in the villages to detect cataract blind patients. We also plan to have community based eye workers for primary care, as well as community based preventive eye care centres.

Department Profile

Department of ophthalmology is a part of CMC Vellore Chittoor campus which is a non- governmental, non-profit and registered charitable institution. Department of Ophthalmology aims at patient care, research and training paramedical staff.

Department of Ophthalmology at Chittoor Campus started as eye clinic in January 2017



Yearly Department trainee intake is 4 students for diploma in optometry


  • To provide primary and secondary care to the people of Andhra Pradesh
  • To provide tertiary care to all the patients of India
  • To provide standard training to optometry students
  • To do research in relevant areas of health fields
  • To practice medicine ethically and give excellent care
  • To make pleasant environment for staff and students
  • To work together to fulfil the vision and mission of CMC


  • Haag-streit slit lamp Biomicroscope
  • Carl- Zeiss slit lamp Biomicroscope
  • Goldmann Applanation Tonometer
  • Schiotz Tonometer
  • Intranet desk top computer system
  • Examination table
  • Tomey ultrasonic pachymeter
  • Nidek Lensometer
  • Tomey A Scan biometer
  • Octopus 600 (Haag- Streit) Visual field analyser
  • Bosch and Lomb keratometer
  • Tomey Auto refracto – keratometer
  • Serial trial lens set
  • Heine Streak retinoscope
  • Welsh- Allyn streak retinoscope
  • Indirect Ophthalmoscope
  • Direct Ophthalmoscope
  • Anterior segment imaging system
  • Exophthalmometer
  • 90 D Volk Aspheric lens
  • 20 D Volk Aspheric lens
  • Volk 4 mirror indirect gonioscope
  • Chalazion I & C surgical instruments
  • Cataract Surgical instruments
  • Enucleation surgical instruments
  • Evisceration surgical instruments
  • Dacryocysto-Rhinostomy surgical instruments
  • Pterygium excision surgical instruments
Eye services
Primary eye care Secondary eye care
Rural area screening for eye disease General ophthalmology clinic
Screening of school children for eye disease Refractive errors diagnosis
Diabetic retinopathy screening Foreign body removal
Glaucoma screening Chemical injury management
Visual field testing
ROP Screening
Paediatric Squint evulation
Tertiary eye care*
Lids & Adnexae Anterior Segment Posterior Segment
Lagophthalmos surgery Dry eye evaluation and management Choroidal drainage
Ectropion & Entrepion corrections OSSN evaluation and management Anti VEGF intravitreal injection
Lid tear repair SLET procedure OZURDEX intravitreal injection
Chalazion I & C DALK Rentinal photocoagulation
Lid tumour excision PK
External DCR K- PRO
DCR with intubation Therapeutic PK
Probing for Cong NLD obstruction SICS
Emergency Ocular Surgery
CMC Vellore Chittoor Campus





8:00am to 4:30pm


8:00am to 12:00pm

Doctors /Faculties - Ophthalmology