M & J Western Regional Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology,

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.

  • Primary Eye Care :

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.

  • Secondary & Tertiary Eye Care :

Ours is a place where cases which cannot be managed at smaller / remote centres are referred for further, detailed and expert management.

  • Special Services :

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.

  • Community work :

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.

  • Satellite Centres :
  • Mental Hospital, Delhi Darwaja, A’bad.
  • Central Jail, Sabarmati, A’bad.
  • Senior citizens’ clinic, Civil Hospital, A’bad
  • Outreach programes :
    • Diabetic retinopathy Van for doorstep laser treatment in remote, rural and backward areas
    • Eye screening of children in schools
    • Eye donation awareness programmes
    • Glaucoma awareness programmes
    • Diagnostic eye camps
    • Free spectacles and medicines and IOLs for school going children

Paraclinical faculties :

Ocular Pathology

Ocular Microbiology

Ocular Physiology

Ocular Histopathology

  • 25 full time clinical faculty –5 Professors, 6 Associate Professors, 13 Assistant Professors & 1 Tutor in Ophthalmology
  • Additional medical and paramedical staff in pathology and other laboratories.
  • Opticians –refractionists
  • Nursing staff
  • Clerical staff
  • Paramedical staff
  • Class IV
  • Specialty Clinics with their own set up of instruments and equipments.
  • 2 major OTs & 1 Septic OT.
  • Room for OPD procedures and dressings.
  • Library for staff and students
  • Own Rogi Kalyan Samiti
  • EQUIPMENTS EXISTING ( over & above the basic ones ) :
    • Autorefractometer
    • A Scan Biometer
    • A Scan Biometer with immersion facility
    • Keratometer
    • IOL Master (Zeiss)
    • Non-contact tonometers
    • Tonopen (Reichert XL)
    • Pachymeter ( Pac Scan 300p with digital biometric ruler)
    • Laminar flow
    • Specular miscroscopes
    • Corneal Topography machine
    • Operating Microscopes
    • BIOMS operating Microscope for Vitreo Retinal Surgery
    • Nd : YAG LASER
    • Double Frequency Nd : YAG LASER
    • Phaco-Emulsification machines
    • Vitrectomy machine
    • Automated Perimeters – Octopus 101, Octopus 900
    • USG with Ultrasound Biomicroscopes.
    • Confocal Scanning LASER ophthalmoscope (HRT3)
    • Scanning LASER Polarimeter (GDx Prof.)
    • Optical Coherence Tomogaphy (OCT with glaucoma, retina and anterior segment modules)
    • Multifocal ERG and VEP
    • Collagen Cross linking
    • Slit lamp camera – basic as well as digital
    • Fundus Camera –regular as well as digital
    • Autoclave machines, ETO sterilizer
    • Computers for each unit.
    • LCD projector
    • Availability of basic drugs and surgical material, non-foldable and foldable intra-ocular lenses.
  • Clinical case discussions once a week (each unit by turn)
  • Seminars once a week ( each unit by turn )
  • Workshops, Symposia – CMEs, Guest Lectures
  • Contributions in local, national & international conferences by individuals
  • Research activities
  • Publications in journals and books of national & international levels by individuals
  • Training programmes for individuals
  • Active participation by staff in training programmes organized by state government.

The institute is affiliated to B. J. Medical College & Gujarat University and offers the following educational courses:

  • M.S.(Master in Surgery- Ophthalmology) — 12 seats
  • D.O.(Diploma in Ophthalmology) — 8 seats
  • Diploma in optometry
  • Examination centre for ICO (International Council of Ophthalmology)


Posterior segment, Glaucoma, Oculoplasty

OPDMonday / Thursday

ClinicTuesday / Friday

OT – Wednesday / Saturday
Sr.No Name
1. Dr. Shashank M Patel
2. Dr Wilhemina S Chauhan
3. Dr. Vipul Prajapati
4. Dr Ravija Kathiara

Posterior segment

OPDTuesday / Friday

ClinicWednesday / Saturday

OTMonday / Thursday
Sr.No Name
1. Dr Somesh V Aggrawal
2. Dr. Sonali S Shah
3. Dr. Neha Desai
4. Dr Shachi Desai
5. Dr. Pooja Billore


OPD – Wednesday / Saturday

Clinic – Monday / Thursday

OT – Tuesday / Friday
Sr.No Name
1. Dr Jagruti N Jadeja
2. Dr Neeharika Shah
3. Dr Deepali Parmar
4. Dr. Pradnya Bhole

Oculoplasty, Posterior segment

OPD – Thursday / Monday

Clinic – Tuesday / Friday

OT – Wednesday / Saturday
Sr.No Name
1. Dr. Swati Ravani
2. Dr Garima A Agarwal
3. Dr. Jignesh Y Gosai


OPD – Friday / Tuesday

ClinicWednesday / Saturday

OTMonday / Thursday
Sr.No Name
1. Dr Mariam N Mansuri
2. Dr Purvi R Bhagat
3. Dr Kamini M Prajapati
4. Dr Nirav Modi

Squint-Paediatric Ophthalmology /Cornea

OPDSaturday / Wednesday

ClinicMonday / Thursday

OT – Tuesday / Friday

Sr.No Name
1. Dr Hansa H Thakkar
2. Dr Alka B Shah
3. Dr Kalpit P Shah
4. Dr. Rupal B Bhatt
5. Dr. Vaishali Prajapati