The Institute was born as a small Ophthalmic ward in the local Civil Hospital through a donation of Rs. 40,000/- by Shri Khan Bahadur Navrojee Pestonji Vakil, an eminent businessman of Ahmedabad of the time.It grew gradually to become established as an Institute in 1952 and in 1968, it attained the status of a Western Regional Institute.In 1984, it separated from the Civil Hospital to become semi-autonomous. The Institute has completed a glowing 65 years journey, making its mark in the field of eye care services.
Our Out-patient department provides initial diagnostic and treatment facilities for various eye ailments.(Infections, vitamin A deficiencies, simple eye injuries, refractive errors and many more ). In the OPD, we also screencases that need further evaluation and or surgical interventions.
Ours is a place where cases which cannot be managed at smaller / remote centres are referred for further, detailed and expert management.
D.E Anklesaria Eye Bank & Cornea Unit : Deals mainly with diagnosis & treatment of corneal problems and offers cornea transplantation. The Eye Bank offers 24 hours central eye banking services. Our residents are ever willing to obtain the donated eyes, whatever the time and wherever the place. Established in 1968, the bank has processed more than 25000 eyes and performed more than 15000 cornea transplants till date. The clinic also performs amniotic membrane transplantation, sutureless conjunctival grafts and corneal collagen crosslinking.
C.H. Nagri Retina Centre : Has facilities for diagnosing posterior segment disorders, providing LASER treatments ( especially in diabetics ),offers retinal surgeries, vitrectomy and intra-ocular foreign body removal.
Glaucoma Unit : Has equipments for screening, diagnosing and managing all types of glaucoma patients and suspects. The clinic also performs drainage implant ( valve ) surgeries in refractory cases.
Squint & Ocular Motility Clinic : Deals with assessment of different types of squints, nystagmus and ocular motility problems, their management and has the provision for orthoptic exercises.
Oculoplasty : Manages the cosmetic outlook of the eye through repairs, contact lenses, artificial eyes, implants and also deals with various types of ocular tumours.
Low Vision aid clinic : Provides visual accessories for the visually handicapped.
The hospital has regular programmes of providing services to the people living in remote rural areas, who do not have an easy access to medical care. Specialists of various concerning ophthalmic care, in a self-sufficient mobile van with all diagnostic, treatment and surgical facilities that can possibly be transported, visit these areas. Regular camps are conducted for screening of Diabetic patients.
Paraclinical faculties :
The institute is affiliated to B. J. Medical College & Gujarat University and offers the following educational courses:
CLINIC DETAILS :
Posterior segment, Glaucoma, Oculoplasty
OPD–Monday / Thursday
Clinic–Tuesday / Friday
OPD–Tuesday / Friday
Clinic–Wednesday / Saturday
OPD – Wednesday / Saturday
Clinic – Monday / Thursday
Oculoplasty, Posterior segment
OPD – Thursday / Monday
Clinic – Tuesday / Friday
OPD – Friday / Tuesday
Squint-Paediatric Ophthalmology /Cornea
OPD–Saturday / Wednesday
Clinic–Monday / Thursday
OT – Tuesday / Friday