Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and surgery of the visual pathways, including the eye, brain, and areas surrounding the eye, such as the lacrimal system and eyelids. A skill lab has been established for post graduates to develop the skills in ophthalmic surgery.
The department consists of two units and the staff of Ophthalmology are actively involved in developing an integrated ophthalmic care, catering to patients through various camps. Recently the department established Navodaya Eye Bank to eradicate corneal blindness in the community and to promote eye donation among the public.
The department organizes frequent eye camp and school camps in and around Raichur.