About the department

The eye is called the window to the soul. But people rarely admit to deficiencies in their eyesight until it's too late. The Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre is spearheaded by Prof. Dr. S.V. Swamy Raj, an experienced and qualified Ophthalmologist, with his able team of faculty. 
We are committed to the protection and preservation of the treasured gift of sight. Our full-time faculty, comprising of reputed Ophthalmologists, are skilled in every ophthalmic subspecialty and certified with sub-specialty fellowship training. This unique department offers students, the clinical acumen to diagnose and the surgical dexterity to treat the eye of its various maladies.
In addition to providing excellent eye care to patients at our department , our faculty members also conduct innovative biomedical research and present progressive, industry-leading academic programs to ophthalmologists and other physicians in the community and worldwide.
Today's students are the Ophthalmologists of tomorrow
We passionately regard the education of our ophthalmology residents, medical students and ophthalmologists; as one of our highest priorities to ensure that the vision needs of future generations are met. With this resolve, we aim to achieve a state of excellence and world recognition as an outstanding teaching, research and patient care facility. We envisage that our training programs will be regarded as the best in the nation. In the near future, we also plan to extend the educational spectrum to that of offering sub-specialty training for fellows, physicians, in addition to continuing medical education programs.