Ahalia Foundation Eye Hospital

Ahalia Foundation Eye Hospital

Thiruvananthapuram, India

Kanal Piruvu, Palakkad

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We care about your Vision
Ahalia Medical Group

A small time clinic with a huge vision. That was how Ahalia came into being two decades ago. The aim was to provide health care that answered to international standards. Today, the Ahalia Group has grown beyond recognition. Apart from the Ahalia Hospital, which is one of the best hospitals in Abu Dhabi, the group has diversified to trading, jewellery and money exchange. But  one thing remains constant. The attitude of service, which has resulted in such unprecedented success. Commitment to the public and insistence on quality have given the Ahalia Group a pride of place in the UAE.
Ahalia Medical Group has got a multinational staff strength of nearly 600 including 75 doctors,107 other paramedical staff, 80 Pharmacists, 4 Chartered Accountants, 5 IT staff, 4 M.B.A., 6 M.H. A., 4 Bio-Medical Engineers etc. The Group Establishments has got in-house Department for Information Technology, which supports the IT requirements of the various Departments of the Hospital and sister concerns including Accounts, Pharmacies and Medical Records.

The Hospital has State of the Art diagnostic and treatment facilities, MRI and CT scan, Intensive Cardiac Care Unit, Neo natal ICU etc.

In its long journey of health care service Ahalia Medical Group has diversified into money exchange and fast food fields.Ahalia Exchange Bureau has at present 5 branches at Abu-dhabi ( Hamdan Street) Mussafah,Bur Dubai, Deira Dubai and Sharjah. Ahalia has also become the sole distributors and promoters of Wimpy Fast Food items in the U.A.E. through six outlets, two in Abu-Dhabi ( Hamdan Street & Navygate), one in Mussafah, two in Dubai and one in Madinet Zayed.

The Hospital
A group of NRIs based in UAE have always dreamed of giving back something of lasting value to their motherland, which has given them so much. The establishment of Ahalia Foundation Eye Hospital is the realization of that long-cherished dream that's so close to our hearts.

The 300-bed hospital (Phase 1) is dedicated to the people of Kerala with an aim to provide advanced eye care at affordable cost. Ahalia is eminently supported by a team of highly qualified medical professionals offering quality services at all times.

In addition to this, Ahalia also aims to promote Academic and Research activities in the field of eye care. Many eminent doctors from reputed institutions in India and abroad have already joined hands with Ahalia. The hospital is also planning to conduct frequent academic programmes, seminars and workshops for the benefit of the medical fraternity.

At Ahalia, we are committed to ensure that each and every patient, irrespective of their social status, gets full attention, service and value.

Ahalia Foundation Eye Hospital strategically located on Palakkad - Coimbatore Highway near Walayar, is all set to provide eye care facilities on par with international standards.

Surrounded by a sprawling lush green land, Ahalia incorporates all the amenities under one roof. Backed by state-of-the-art equipment, highly qualified and experienced ophthalmologists, committed paramedical and support staff, Ahalia is ushering in a new era in the field of vision care.

Treatments Offered

  • Refractive Errors
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Corneal Graft
  • Squint (Strabismus)
  • And alot more...

We bring your life into Light.

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Eye Departments
The cataract & IOL clinic

Well equipped to perform both conventional extra capsular & phacoemulsification cataract surgeries. The operation theatre is equipped with Zeiss Operating microscopes & Sovereign White Star Phacoemulsification systems. The department is also equipped with A scan ultrasonography & keratometer for digital biometry.
Squint & Pediatric Opthalmology

Well equipped to deal with the medical & surgical management of squints & amblyopia. The clinic is equipped with a synoptophore which is used to measure the angle of the squint & give orthoptic & macular stimulation exercises. The hess screen is used to diagnose paralytic squints & the RAF ruler is used for measuring convergence. The other equipments available are -1. Diplopia charting 2.Vision testing for children.3.Prism bar testing. 4.Evaluation of depth perception.5.Orthoptic evaluation. Cosmetic as well as therapeutic squint surgeries can be performed here.
The Glaucoma clinic

Equipped with superlative technology to aid in early diagnosis & management of this disease. The diagnostic modalites include - applanation tonometry, gonioscopy,slit lamp biomicroscopy for optic nerve head evaluation & the Humphrey visual field analyzer. It is well equipped for the medical & surgical management of glaucoma.
The vitreo - retinal department
Deals with diseases of the posterior segment of the eye.

The department is well equipped with state of the art equipments like 3D ultrasonography, Carl Zeiss visupac 450 digitised angiography system, Iridex green & diode lasers with slit lamp adaptor for trans pupillary thermotherapy, Accurus vitrectomy system & Zeiss operating microscopes with X-Y zoom. Diseases like diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, age related macular degenerations & intraocular tumours can be treated here. All simple & complicated retinal surgeries can be done here.
Uveitis Clinic
Uveitis deals with the inflammation of the ocular coats. It may be associated with general body disease also. With the help of fundus fluoresceine angiography & modern laboratory services, we can diagnose the ocular condition as well as the systemic disease associated with it. The treatment of uveitis can be a challenge due to the recurrent nature of the disease.
The Cornea & Refractive surgery Clinic
Deals with the diagnosis & management of various corneal disorders like,ptreygium, infectious keratitis, dry eyes, stem cell deficiencies, ocular surface disorders, CIN, corneal & limbal dermoids, corneal scars & burns. The cornea department has Orbscan video keratographic system, & pachymeter. Facility for contact lens fitting is also available.
Refractive surgery
Deals with correction of myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism for cosmetic or therapeutic reasons. The Zyoptix 100 Laser work station at Ahalia, is a wave front Lasik. It involves tailoring the excimer laser treatment to very small visual irregularities. These are called higher order aberrations that are specific to each person. Custom wave front Lasik technology takes information from corneal topography maps, and from an instrument called an aberrometer (also called wave front analyzer) and feeds it directly into the laser.
Neuro-ophthalmology clinic
This clinic deals with the visual manifestations of systemic & neurological disorders. Clinical neuro-ophthalmological examinations can provide important clues to the underlying diagnosis which can be life saving in cases of intra cranial tumours. It is equipped with Humphery visual field analyzer, colour vision testing & radiological facilities.

Patients Services

  • Biometry
  • Lasik Cell
  • Fundus fluoroseine angiography
  • Orthoptics Clinic
  • Humphrey visual field analyser
  • Diabetic retinopathy clinic
  • Ultrasonography
  • Transpupillary and photo dynamic therapy
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Low vision clinic

General Services

  • Cafetaria
  • Meditation Hall
  • Multipurpose Shop
  • Communication Centre

Regional Centres
The Thrissur Regional Centre of Ahalia Foundation Eye Hospital is located at Trichur Trade centre, Kuruppam Road, Thrissur which is easily accessible for any person who comes to Thrissur town. The clinic is aimed to provide quality eye care to the people of Thrissur district at an affordable cost. Other than the regular Ophthalmologists, the services of Specialty Doctors from different specialties of Ahalia Foundation Eye Hospital, Palakkad will be available in Thrissur Regional Centre. We are planning to widen the outreach program to all parts of the district with the help of regional centre. By opening such a centre in Thrissur, we believe we can provide utmost quality eye care to the needy.

Cummunity Eye Care
With a vision to help the rural community, Ahalia eye hospital has planned extensive programs like screening eye camps, school eye health program, village volunteer program in remote villages in and around Kerala.
We believe awareness about the eye problems is the most critical to prevent general eye diseases. Keeping that in mind, we also formed a panel of medical experts to educate the local community in the maintenance of proper eye care.

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A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens of the eye.


  • Senile cataract -Comprises 80% of all the cataracts
  • Congenital cataract - Cataract present since birth.
  • Traumatic cataract - Caused by eye injuries
  • Secondary cataracts - Caused due to eye diseases like glaucoma, iritis, diabetes etc
  • Drug induced cataract - Prolonged treatment with certain drugs like steroids can cause cataract.


  • Cloudy, fuzzy, foggy, or filmy vision.
  • Problems with glare from lamps or the sun.
  • Frequent changes in your eyeglass prescription.
  • Double vision.

Cataract cannot be cured by eye drops or oral drugs. The final solution to cataract is surgery.
Surgery for cataract
The main types of surgery to remove lenses that have a cataract:

  • Extra capsular surgery. sutures are used to close the incision.
  • Phacoemulsification Here the incision is self sealing & the size is only 3.2mm.
  • Advantages of phacoemulsification
  • Small incision.
  • No sutures / no irritation/watering/no need for suture removal.
  • Early return to work.
  • Laser Assisted Insitu Keratomileusis 

LASIK is a procedure used to correct or reduce moderate to high levels of myopia.
In LASIK, the surgeon creates a flap in the cornea using a surgical instrument called a microkeratome.
The surgeon uses the laser to remove a micro-thin layer of tissue from the exposed corneal surface.
The flap is replaced without the need for sutures.
Who can undergo LASIK?
Persons above 18 yrs of age with stable refraction for atleast 6 months & who have no other eye disease.

What is so special about Lasik at Ahalia?
The Zyoptix Laser work station at Ahalia, is a wave front Lasik. It involves tailoring the excimer laser treatment to very small visual irregularities. These are called higher order aberrations that are specific to each person. Custom wave front Lasik technology takes information from corneal topography maps, and from an instrument called an aberrometer (also called wave front analyzer) and feeds it directly into the laser.

Wave front Lasik surgery will correct your refractive error and will also correct the very small optical irregularities that are found not only on the cornea, but also through the entire eye. These advances in technology mean that every patient can be treated as a special case. This technology helps the patient achieve, what is called as super vision.

Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetes can affect sight

India will have approximately 20 millon people with eye diseases due to diabetes by 2025. High blood-sugar levels can damage blood vessels in the retina, the nerve layer at the back of the eye. The damage to retina and vessels is termed as diabetic retinopathy.

  • Non proliferative diabetic retinopathy.- NPDR
  • Proliferative diabetic retinopathy.-PDR
  • NPDR-In this stage blood & fluid leak from damaged vessels (macular edema).
  • PDR - Abnormal new vessels grow on the surface of the retina causing bleeding in the eye.( Vitreous Haemorrhage), pulling of the retina (tractional retinal detachment), painful pressure buildup in the eye leading to blindness.  (Neovascular glaucoma)

How is diabetic retinopathy diagnosed?
The retina specialist dilates the pupil to look inside the eye. On finding diabetic retinopathy, he may order fluorosceine angiography. In this procedure, a dye is injected to get magnified colour photographs of the retina.
How is diabetic retinopathy treated?
The best treatment is to prevent the development of retinopathy. Strict control of your blood sugar will reduce the long term risk of visual loss.
Laser Treatment

This is a therapeutic technique employing a strong light source to burn the diseased tissue. This is usually an out patient procedure and is painless.
In some patients there may be bleeding into the vitreous cavity or the retina may be pulled causing decreased vision. In such cases a surgical procedure called vitrectomy, (vitreous replaced by fluid), may be needed.

Left untreated diabetic retinopathy can cause vision loss, blindness & pain. Managing it by controlling systemic factors & judiciously applying laser &  surgery can reduce the risk of blindness by 90%.

The Glaucoma services at Ahalia, is equipped with superlative technology to aid in early diagnosis & management of this disease. The diagnostic modalities include - applanation tonometry, gonioscopy, slit lamp biomicroscopy for optic nerve head evaluation & the visual field analyzer. It is well equipped for the medical & surgical management of glaucoma.
What is glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a group of diseases, that gradually steals sight without warning. Most, but not all these diseases are characterized by raised pressure within the eye. Loss of vision is due to damage to optic nerve.
Most types can cause significant visual loss without symptoms. As the glaucoma advances, the following symptoms maybe seen - Blurred vision, eye pain, headache, rainbow-colored halos around lights, nausea and vomiting can be seen in acute glaucomas.
How is glaucoma detected?

Regular eye examination by your ophthalmologist are the best way to detect glaucoma. During your glaucoma evaluation, your ophthalmologist will:

  • measure your intraocular pressure (tonometry);
  • inspect the drainage angle of your eye (gonioscopy);
  • evaluate whether or not there is any optic nerve damage (ophthalmoscopy);
  • test the peripheral vision of each eye (visual field testing, or perimetry).

How is glaucoma treated?

Glaucoma is usually controlled with eye drops taken daily. These medications lower eye pressure.
Laser treatment
Laser treatments may be recommended for different types of glaucoma.
Some cases may need surgery

  • Glaucoma cannot be cured. It can only be controlled.
  • Vision lost due to glaucoma cannot be recovered.
  • It is essential that persons above the age of 40 have periodic eye check up.
  • Early detection & treatment of glaucoma, before it causes major visual loss, is the ideal way to control glaucoma.
  • Drugs prescribed should be regularly used as advised by the doctor.

Corneal Graft
What is corneal blindness?

Corneal blindness is a disorder that results from the cornea becoming clouded, making a person blind. This condition can result from malnutrition, infections, chemical burns, congenital disorders & post operative complications.
What is a corneal transplant?
This is a surgical procedure which replaces a disc-shaped segment of an impaired cornea with a similarly shaped piece of a healthy donor cornea.
Is the whole eye transplanted?
No. Only the cornea can be transplanted. The entire eye may be used for research and education.
How great is the need for corneas?
India needs approximately 1 lakh corneas/year. But only 16,000 corneas are donated.
Why should eyes be donated?
There is no substitute for human tissue. The transplantation process depends upon the priceless gift of corneal donation from one human to the next. Donated human eyes and corneal tissue are used for research, education, and transplantation.
Who can be a donor?
Anyone can. Cataracts, poor eyesight, or age do not prevent you from being a donor. It is important for individuals wanting to be donors to inform family members of their wishes.

Facts about eye donation

  • Will not disfigure the face
  • Eyes will have to be removed within 4 – 6 hrs after death.
  • Eye removal does not delay the funeral, since the procedure takes only 20 - 30 mins.
  • A small quantity of blood will be removed to rule out communicable diseases.
  • No religion is against eye donation.

Important points

  • In the event of death contact the nearest eye bank.
  • Give the correct address
  • Keep the death certificate if available.
  • Consent of the next of kin is necessary for eye donation.
  • Close the eyelids of the deceased.

What is an eye bank?
An eye bank obtains, medically evaluates and distributes eyes donated by caring individuals for use in corneal transplantation, research, and education. Eye banks are non-profit organizations.

Squint (Strabismus)
Condition in which a person can not align both eyes simultaneously. One eye may turn in, out, up or down. When the eye turns in, it is called - esotropia, when it turns out, it is called - exotropia, when the eye turns down, it is called hypotropia & when the eye goes up, it is called - hypertropia.

  • Weakened muscles or abnormal nerve impulses to the eye muscles.
  • Blurred or poor vision, due to any cause, such as cataracts, refractive errors etc

What will happen if my child has squint?

  • Squint can lead to 'lazy eye' or amblyopia, in which the vision in the squinting eye decreases. Amblyopia is better treated at an younger age. So it is better to consult your eye doctor as soon as you notice any abnormality of the eyes.
  • There can be faulty depth perception.
  • Improper psychological & personality development due to low self esteem.


  • It is a wrong notion that the child will outgrow the squint.
  • When the squint is associated with refractive error, the squint may get corrected on wearing glasses.
  • If not corrected with glasses it will have to be corrected by surgery.
  • Surgery is done under general anaesthesia in children & local anaesthesia in cooperating adults.
  • Your doctor may operate on one or 2 eyes simultaneously.
  • Strabismus surgery results in variable outcomes that still are not controlled completely, even by the best surgeon. Hence some cases may need resurgeries.
  • Eye is bandaged for one day after surgery.
  • Eye drops will have to be instilled, for 4 to 6 weeks after surgery.
  • 1st Follow up will be after a week.
  • There is no necessity to restrain the normal activity of the child.

What is Amblyopia?

Amblyopia is decreased vision from lack of use, in a normal anatomical eye. It is also called Lazy eye.
When does Amblyopia develop?
It is caused by any condition that affects normal use of the eyes & visual development.

It has 3 major causes.

  • Strabismus/squint: Strabismus means non aligned eyes. The constantly deviated eye usually has less vision.
  • Refractive errors: This means that the eye needs glasses to see clearly. The image formed in the eye with refractive error is out of focus & this image is ignored by the brain & the eye develops amblyopia.
  • Cataract, ptosis (droopy lids), corneal opacity: These conditions prevent entry of light into the eye & this leads to amblyopia.

How is amblyopia diagnosed?
A child may not be aware of having one strong eye & one weak eye, unless the child has squint or other obvious abnormality. Amblyopia is detected by finding a difference in vision between the 2 eyes or poor vision in both eyes.
How is amblyopia treated?

  • To correct amblyopia, the child must be made to use the weaker eye. This is done by occlusion treatment. Occlusion means closure of the normal eye with a patch.
  • If the child has refractive errors, he/she will have to wear glasses & if the vision is still less with glasses, will need patching treatment.
  • If the child has cataract, he/she will have to undergo surgery, followed by occlusion treatment.
  • Usually squint is corrected by surgery after the vision in that eye improves with patching.
  • Occlusion is done from a few hrs to a few days, depending on the age of the patient & severity of amblyopia.
  • Children on patching will need periodic follow up.
  • Duration of treatment can extend from months to years.
  • If problem is detected & treated early, vision can improve for most children. Amblyopia caused by strabismus & refractive errors maybe treated successfully by 9yrs of age.
  • Amblyopia caused by cataract, needs to be detected & treated extremely early.
  • Children do not like to have their eyes patched. But as a parent, it is your responsibility to convince your child to do what is best for him/her.

Macular Degeneration
ge-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a degenerative condition of the macula. which affects the central vision. Its prevalence increases with age.

  • Wet (neovascular) : New delicate vessels form, which can bleed.
  • Patient with wet macular degeneration develop new blood vessels under the retina. This causes hemorrhage, swelling, and scar tissue but it can be treated with laser in some cases.
  • Dry (non-neovascular) : Characterized by drusen and loss of pigment in the retina.
  • Dry macular degeneration, although more common, typically results in a less severe, more gradual loss of vision.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Loss of central vision & difficulty in reading
  • Distorted vision (Straight lines such as the edge of a window may appear wavy or bent.)

There is no proven medical therapy for dry ARMD. Laser photocoagulation can be done in selected cases of the wet type. It usually does not restore lost vision, but it may prevent further loss.

Recently, photodynamic therapy has proven to be effective in stopping abnormal blood vessel growth in some patients. Early diagnosis is critical for successful treatment of wet macular degeneration.
Tips for AMD patients

  • Monitor your vision daily with an Amsler grid. By checking your vision regularly, changes that may require treatment can be detected early.
  • Quit smoking. Smoking impairs the body's circulation, decreasing the efficiency of the retinal blood vessels.
  • Exercise regularly. Cardiovascular exercise improves the body's overall health and increases the efficiency of the circulatory system.

Retinal Detachment
A retinal detachment occurs when the retina's sensory and pigment layers separate. It is a problem that occurs most frequently in the middle-aged and elderly.


  • Rhegmatogenous RD: This is the most common type & occurs when there is a break in the sensory layer of the retina. It is more common in myopes & in patients who have undergone eye surgeries.
  • Tractional RD: Occurs when strands of vitreous or scar tissue create traction on the retina and more likely in diabetics.
  • Exudative RD: Happens when fluid collects underneath the layers of the retina, causing it to separate from the back wall of the eye. This type usually occurs in conjunction with another disease.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Light flashes /"Wavy," or "watery" vision
  • Veil or curtain obstructing vision
  • Shower of black spots, or spider webs in front of the eye
  • Sudden decrease of vision

Detection and Diagnosis
The doctor makes the diagnosis of a retinal detachment after thoroughly examining the retina with ophthalmoscopy / ultrasonography. The retinal surgeon's first concern is to determine whether the macula (the center of the retina) is attached.
Treatment options

  • Pneumatic retinopexy: The surgeon injects a small gas bubble into the vitreous cavity. The bubble presses against the retina, flattening it against the back wall of the eye.
  • Scleral buckle: With this technique, a tiny band made of silicone is attached to the outside of the eye, pressing inward and holding the retina in position.
  • Vitrectomy: In this procedure,the vitreous from the eye is removed & replaced by either gas or oil.

How successful is surgery to repair a retinal detachment?
Most of the time, surgery succeeds in reattaching the retina. Vision after surgery will depend on which part of the retina was detached and how the eye heals after surgery.
What you can do…

  • Notify your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following:
  • An obstruction of your peripheral vision (veil, shadow, or curtain)
  • Sudden shower of floaters
  • Light flashes
  • Spider webs
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery


Welch Allyn Ophthalmoscope Direct

  • Purpose: Examination of fundus of eye
  • Specification: Coaxial optical system, halogen illumination, wall mounted transformer

Welch Allyn Retinoscope

  • Purpose: Manual objective refraction
  • Specification: Coaxial optical system, halogen illumination, wall mounted transformer

Heine Indirect ophthalmoscope Omega 500

  • Purpose: Examination of fundus of eye
  • Specification: Excellent convergence control, halogen illumination, soft ergonomically designed controls

Topcon Auto Refractometer Model RM 8800

  • Purpose: Automated objective refraction
  • Specification: Faster and accurate estimation of refraction in spherical cylindrical power, LCD color monitor, Measurement ring target observation, minimum pupil diameter 2mm, illumination brightness control for fixation target, auto IOL measurement mode

Topcon Slit Lamp

  • Purpose: Anterior segment evaluation
  • Specification: High resolution optical head, 10x and 16x magnification, brilliant illumination

Applanation Tonometer (Inami)

  • Purpose: Measuring IOP of eye

Services Offered

  • General ophthalmologic consultation
  • Computerized eye testing
  • Specialty consultation twice every week
  • Contact lens clinic

Other facilities

  • Optical Shop
  • Pharmacy

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Department: Cornea -Refractive
Dr.Shaju Asokan DOMS, DNB, FERC, FRCS
Medical Director and CEO
Dr Shaju Asokan did his MBBS from MGR Medical University. He holds a record for the youngest doctor to do highest no: of Phaco (10000) and LASIK (5000) at age of 33. Has immense experience of over 14000 cataract surgeries. He is the first doctor to do corneal cross linking treatment for Keratoconus in Kerala and Tamilnadu. Dr Shaju has done over 300 pediatric LASIK for anisometric amblyopic cases. Presently holds the record for the highest number of Implantable Contact Lens (phakic IOL) procedure in India-100 Cases. He has done totally more than 250 cases of phakic IOL's—Verisyee and ICL IOL's. He is among the first few doctors to do Conductive Keratoplasty for presbyopia. He has done "BIOPTICS" procedure to enhance visual acuity without glasses after either cataract surgery and phakic IOL cases—more than 150 cases. Dr Shaju has conducted more than 50 CME programmes in Tamil nadu. He has written a chapter in "Mastering Phakic IOL’s and Presbyopic Lasik" international edition in 2007 and Presented paper on pediatric LASIK at Singapore national eye institute in 2005 and Kerala ophthalmic conference in 2007.

Department: Vitreo - RetinalDr. Rajkumar Maheshwari, MS
Asst Medical Director
Dr Rajkumar did his MBBS and MS in Ophthalmology from South Gujarat University, Surat. He completed his long term fellowship in Vitreo-retina at Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai. After completion of fellowship, he continued working there as a consultant in Vitreo-retinal services. His main area of interest and expertise is in Surgical Retina, Diabetic Retinopathy and Retinopathy of Prematurity. He is at present, The Assistant Medical Director in our institute at Palakkad. 

Department: Vitreo - RetinalDr.Dinesh Sahu, MS, FRVC (AEH), MAAAS/MSIS (USA)
Dr Dinesh Sahu completed MBBS in 1987 and MS from Government Medical College Jabalpur in 1990.Underwent fellowship at Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai and worked there as lecturer and consultant in Vitreo – Retinal services. Subsequently he worked & built up V-R / Uvea Dept. at various hospitals across India, mainly at Bangalore, Kolkatta & Kerala. He worked in Middle East as consultant V-R surgeon at Dubai, Baharin and as associated Prof. in Omar Mukhthar University, Libya. He has presented more than one hundred papers and twenty five publications at national and international level. He had been choosen as scientific reviewer from Indian Journal of ophthalmology for almost a decade. He won  national award in ophthalmology in India twice  & has been awarded with Rastriya Gaurav Ratna in India & honorary membership by American Association  for Advancement in Science (AAAS). He is presently working as Sr. Consultant V-R & Uvea services for Ahalia  medical group at Thrissur.

Department: Vitreo – Retina & Glaucoma
Dr.Vinod Kumar.T; DNB (Oph)

Dr.Vinod kumar.T completed his M.B.B.S from Kasturba Medical College Manipal and his DNB in Ophthalmology from the CBM Institute of Ophthalmology, Little Flower Hospital, and Angamaly. He has done fellowship training in Diabetic Retinopathy and Lasers from the Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai and later his fellowship training in SICS from Little Flower Hospital, Angamaly. He has presented papers in various state level conferences. He has been a Consultant in Cataract Services & Medical Retina at our institute for more than a year now.

Department: Squint and Paediatric Ophthalmology
Dr.Manish Shyamkul; MS

Dr.Manish Shyamkul has done his during MBBS from T N Medical College and B Y L Nair Hospital. Mumbai in 2001 and MS from Gov. Medical College, Aurangabad in 2005. Academic career includes Long term fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology - Jan2007-March 2008 from L.V.Prasad Eye Institute. Hyderabad, India. He has got Gold Medal In MS (Ophthalmology), Marathwada University, 2005and is the winner of Dr. Bal Chandra Award, Marathwada University in 2005.Apart from pediatric ophthalmology , he is also trained in pediatric cataract, pediatric glaucoma, pediatric Oculoplasty, ROP screening & treatment , Neuro ophthalmology, pediatric & adult squint and Paediatric low vision clinic.

Department: Cornea and Refractive surgery
Dr. Silni Chandra. M.S

Dr. Silni Chandra completed her M.B.B.S from Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal & M.S in Ophthalmology from Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Bhopal. She has done her surgical fellowship in Small incision cataract surgery from Joseph Eye Hospital, Trichy, and has been working at our institute as Consultant in Cataract services & Refractive surgery for more than a year.

Department: Cornea & Refractive surgery
Dr.M.V.Satyajit;MS, DO

Dr.M.V.Satyajit completed his M.B.B.S from Govt. Medical College, Thrissur. He has done his D.O & M.S in Ophthalmology from Govt. Medical College, Calicut and his fellowship in Small Incision and Phaco-emulsification cataract surgery from our institute. He has presented papers at various state level conferences and is currently working as Consultant in Cataract, Cornea & Refractive surgery at our Institute.

Department: Cornea & Refractive surgeryDr. Sobha Ramesh, MS, DNB

Dr Shobha Ramesh completed her MS Ophthalmology from Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Madras Medical College in the year 2004 and she got her DNB (Ophthalmology) in the year 2005. She was working in Govt Medical College, Trichur as Sr. Lecturer for 3 years. At present she is working as Consultant Ophthalmologist and Refractive surgeon in Ahalia Foundation Eye Hospital, regional centre at Trichur.

Department: Orbit & OculoplastyDr.Kunal Kumar

Dr. Kunal Kumar completed his M.B.B.S from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, India and his DO from the Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai. He has done clinical Ophthalmology Fellowship and 2 Years fellowship in Trauma, Orbit, Oculoplasty and Reconstructive surgery from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai. He has presented papers and journals in various state level conferences. He holds a professional membership in
All India Ophthalmic Society and Delhi Ophthalmological Society. 

Department: General OphthalmologyDr.Rajkumar Chourasia; MS

Dr.Rajkumar Chourasiya completed his M.B.B.S and MS in Ophthalmology from G.R. Medical College, Gwalior. He has the experience of about 1500 SICS (4-6 cases per hr), near about 200 Phaco. He had trained 5 surgeon in SICS. Dr Rajkumar has presented papers on "Pappiloedema" and on "Fluidics and CCC in Phaco".

Department: General Ophthalmology
Dr. Suseela Levan, FRCS, FRCO
Dr.Suseela has very vast experience of more than 30 years of which she has worked in the UK for more than 14 years in various hospitals and in Saudi Arabia for more than 9 years. At present she is working as senior consultant at our centre in Chavakkad

Department: General Ophthalmology
Dr.C. L. Antony, DOMS, MS
Dr Antony completed DOMS from Nehru Institute of Ophthalmology and Research Eye Hospital, Sitapur, UP in 1981. He completed MS Ophthalmology from Medical College, Calicut in 1986.  He was working as Professor and Head of Ophthalmology at Govt Medical College, Trichur.  Dr Anony has attended and presented papers in various ophthalmic association meetings. Now he is working as Sr. Consultant Ophthalmologist in Ahalia Foundation Eye hospital's regional centre at Trichur.

Department: General Ophthalmology
Dr.Bini Vasudev. M S

Dr Bini has completed her M.S (Ophthalmology) from Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore under Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in the year 2004.She has undergone a fellowship in General Ophthalmology at the Little Flower Hospital, Angamaly. She has attended and presented papers in various ophthalmic association meetings. Presently she is working as a Consultant ophthalmologist in Ahalia Foundation Eye Hospital's Regional Centre at Thrissur.

Department: General OphthalmologyDr. Shobha Kyal Singhal. MS

Dr. Shobha Kyal completed her M.B.B.S and her MS in Ophthalmology from APS University, Rewa. She has done her Phaco Fellowship in Advanced Cataract Micro Surgery from LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, and Phaco fellowship in advanced Cataract Micro surgery from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai. She has worked as a consultant in Agarwal Eye Hospital, Chennai, Jaipur Kelgary eye Hospital, Monilek Hospital, Jaipur, Maharaja Agresen Hospital, Jaipur and Kalapoornam General Hospital.

Department: General OphthalmologyDr. Priyank Maheshwari

Dr.Priyank completed his MBBS and DO from KMC, Manipal. He has done his IOL fellowship in Small Incision and Phaco-emulsification cataract surgery from our institute. He is presently working as an ophthalmologist in Cataract services at our Institute.

Department: General OphthalmologyDr. Swapna Attokaran; DO

Dr. Swapna Attokaran completed her M.B.B.S from Thrissur Govt. Medical College during 2003 and DO in 2006 from Raja Muthiah Medical College, Chidambaram, Annamalai University, Tamilnadu. She has worked in Sutharya Eye Hospital Shornur from August 2006 July 2007.Currently she is working as ophthalmologist in our institute.

Department: General Ophthalmology
Dr.Mahalakshmi; DO

Dr.Mahalakshmi completed her M.B.B.S from Sri Devaraj URS Medical College, Kolar in 2003 and her D.O in Ophthalmology from Govt. Medical College, Mysore in 2006. She has teaching experience in Sri Devaraj URS Medical College at Kolar as Tutor in the department of pharmacology from 2003 to 2004. She is working as ophthalmologist in our Institute.

Department: General OphthalmologyDr. Anoop. B, DO

Dr Anoop completed his MBBS from TD medical college Alappuzha and DO from Medical College Calicut in the year of 2008. He has done compulsory rural Service at Chittur Govt. Hospital and district hospital Palakkad for 1 year.

Department: Anesthesia Dr.Hemesh Singhal

Dr Hemesh Singhal completed his M.B B S from S M S Medical College Jaipur, Rajasthan and MD anesthesia from RNT medical college, Udaipur. He has worked in P.B. Medical College Bikaner, Rajasthan, Tata memorial cancer hospital, Mumbai and Amrita institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. Involved in Anesthetic management of surgeries like liver transplant, Renal transplant, Aortic aneurysm repair Aneurysm clippings, Scoliosis correction, Hip and knee joint replacements etc. He has received ICU training at Tata memorial hospital as a part of Indian society of critical medicine of diploma certificate course. He has done research in "Multinational multicentre study of health care associated infection (HAI) rates, costs and risk factor analysis" and "Effective intervention measures to reduce HAI rates and its cost effectiveness".

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