Department of Ophthalmology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore has faculty and trainees working at three facilities–KMC Hospital, Attavar, Govt Wenlock Hospital and KMC Hospital, Ambedkar Circle.

It is a well-known and respected referral and teaching centre for Ophthalmology. It aims to provide the best possible medical and surgical eye care to patients. It has state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment modalities to deal with ocular diseases to get the best possible visual outcomes.


Key Features

  • Comprehensive eye care to both adult & paediatric patients and deal with all sub specialities of Ophthalmology
  • Treating disorders of anterior and posterior segment of the eye
  • Surgical services: Cornea, Glaucoma, Retina, Cataract, Strabismus, Orbit and Oculoplasty and Ocular trauma


Core Competencies

  • Active ophthalmic practice with daily outpatient services
  • Daily diagnostic procedures, surgeries and laser procedures
  • Patient care
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching


The Department of Opthalmology, KMC Mangalore offers the following programs:

Library: The department has a library which houses 195 books of various specialties. The postgraduates can issue books from the department library. Also, various electronic journals are available for reference.


MS - (Ophthalmology)

DO - (PG Diploma in Ophthalmology)


Research & publications

The areas of research include: Evaluation of histogenesis of various organ systems using fetal tissues. Estimation of subcutaneous fat and fibre distribution and types in the abdominal region and its clinical implications. Effect of DHA and Colin on stress induced behaviour and histological changes in the CNS. • Preventive and protective role of cissus quadrangular is extract on diabetes induced osteopenia and bone loss in osteoporosis- a cellular and molecular evaluation. Cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in curative and prophylactic role of Ceasalpenia Bonduc extracts on Liver toxicity. Use of lead as nanoparticle in traditional medicine - multi-organ approach to evaluate the functional, cellular and molecular alterations. Role of traditional medicinal preparations in wound healing - structural, biomechanical, molecular evaluations use normal and diabetic wound models.