Almas Hospital

Ophthalmology

The Ophthalmology department at Almas Hospital comprises an experienced team of the best eye specialists in Kerala. With state-of-the-art theatre facilities and using the most sophisticated technology in the industry, we offer a comprehensive range of eye care services, including cataract surgery, premium intraocular lens implants, retinal surgeries etc. We diagnose and treat glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, pediatric ophthalmology issues, infectious disorders and more. While we pride ourselves on our technical expertise and range of eye care services, it is our passion for improving lives that drives us. We strive to build genuine, long-term connections with our patients and help them achieve and maintain the gift of a clear, healthy vision.


Clinics in ophthalmology

  • Diabetic eye screening
  • Glaucoma screening
  • Squint clinic
  • Oculoplasty& Orbit
  • Contact lens clinic
  • Community ophthalmology clinic
  • Ophthalmic trauma clinic
  • Cataract clinic

Department of Vitreo Retina and UVEA

Vitreoretinal diseases often vary in symptoms and severity. Some of the diagnoses are more common and easily treatable, while others are not tough to diagnose and often require complex treatment plans. The vitreoretinal unit in Almas Hospital is the busiest in Malappuram. We have the best ophthalmologists and vitreoretinal surgeons in Kerala ready to provide the most advanced procedures to prevent vision loss.
We are specialized in:

  • Surgeries for retinal detachment, macular hole, and diabetic retinopathy
  • intravitreal injections for diabetic retinopathy, Age-related Macular degeneration (AMD), and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)
  • Laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinal imaging & scanning – OCT / Fundus Photo, B-scan

Department of Pediatric Opthalmology & Strabismus

Children are susceptible to all eye infections and disorders that occur in adults. The Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Almas Hospital provides medical and surgical eye care for children as well as strabismus management for both children and adults. Schedule your appointment with one of our expert eye specialists in Kottakkal for the most innovative, safe, and advanced pediatric eye treatments available.
We are specialized in:

  • Early Pediatric vision screening using Welch Allyn spot retinoscope
  • Cycloplegic refraction and glass prescription for kids
  • Neonatal eye screening
  • Retinopathy of prematurity evaluation and treatment
  • Congenital cataract evaluation and treatment
  • Amblyopia therapy
  • Treatment of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction
  • Evaluation and surgical treatment for simple and complex strabismus

Department of Oculoplasty and Ocular Oncology

Oculoplasty and Oncology, a distinct subspecialty handles anomalies of eyelids, lacrimal system, extraocular structures, bony orbit, and other ocular structures. The Oculoplasty Department of Almas is renowned for performing complex medical and cosmetic corrective surgeries in Kerala. Our team members are among the most skilled specialists in Malappuram, with extensive experience treating a range of conditions including eye cancers.
Our specializations include:

  • Surgical correction of ptosis, proptosis, entropion, ectropion, lid mass, and other lid abnormalities
  • Enucleation, evisceration, and exenteration
  • Artificial eye fitting
  • Treatment for ocular & adnexal malignancies
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)

Department of Ocular Trauma

Ocular trauma is one of the most under-recognized causes of vision loss or blindness. Eye injuries can be very complex, sometimes requiring complicated trauma care across teams of multiple subspecialists. At Almas, standing ready to treat, even the toughest cases, is a team comprising the best ophthalmologists and surgeons in Kerala. The ocular trauma care is equipped with comprehensive trauma care and rehabilitation services including:

  • Corneal Perforation Repair
  • Scleral tear repair
  • Eyelid injury repair
  • Orbital floor fracture repair
  • Surgery for Vitreous hemorrhage
  • Correction of post-traumatic squint
  • Intraocular foreign body removal
  • Injections/Surgery for traumatic endophthalmitis

Department of Cornea

Corneal disorders are a major cause of blindness all over the world, second to cataracts in overall importance. A range of disorders or inflammation affects the transparency of the cornea and causes corneal blindness. Our team included the best eye surgeons in Kerala.
We offer:

  • Treatment of corneal diseases
  • Evaluation of keratoconus
  • Anterior segment OCT Scan
  • Pachymetry for corneal thickness evaluation

Department of Medical Glaucoma

One of the leading causes of blindness in the world, glaucoma affects millions of people a year, yet only about half of those with the condition know they’re affected. There’s no cure for glaucoma, but it can be successfully managed by the team of eye care specialists at Almas Hospital, Kottakkal. Early detection is crucial to successful treatment so make an appointment with our team of ophthalmologists.
The Department of Medical Glaucoma at Almas Hospital, Malappuram offers:

  • Noncontact Tonometry
  • Goldmann Applanation Tonometry
  • Four mirror Gonioscopy
  • Perimeter for visual field evaluation
  • OCT Scan & Fundus Photography

Department of Cataract Surgery

Almost one-quarter of all Indians over the age of 40 have cataracts, and by the age of 65-75, about 50% of the population is affected. Fortunately, state-of-the-art technology coupled with many years of experience, allow our team of cataract specialists in Kottakkal to perform microincision cataract surgery so you can see again. If you have cloudy or distorted vision, and you’re over 40 years old, it could be a cataract. Schedule your appointment today.

  • Suture-less surgery
  • Faster recovery time
  • No need for admission
  • No need to stop the antiplatelet medication
  • Best suited method for high-risk patients having cardiac, renal, pulmonary, or neurological problems
  • Facility available for patients with uncontrolled blood sugar levels to get admitted under physician's care and get operated

Theatre Facilities and Equipments

The operation theatre is like the heart of an eye hospital. At Almas Hospital, not only we have the best eye specialists in Kerala but as well a well-equipped operation theatre that allows surgical procedures to be carried out efficiently under conditions that maximize the safety and comfort of our patients.

  • Alcon Legion Phaco machine
  • Leica Operating Microscopes with the recording system
  • Oculus BIOM & Viewing system
  • Zeiss operating microscope
  • Vitrectomy machine
  • Cryotherapy machine
  • Exclusive theatre for ophthalmic surgery
  • All imported lenses


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)


Q. How often should I need to test my eyes?


If you wear glasses or contact lenses and are over 60 years old, you should visit an expert eye care specialist every year or as suggested by the doctor. If you do not require any vision correction and are between 18 and 60 years old, you are recommended to visit an ophthalmologist once a year.

Q. If I have increased eye pressure, will I develop glaucoma?


Not necessarily. Not every patient with an increased eye pressure develops glaucoma. For more details, talk to our team of eye care specialists in Kottakkal, Malappuram.

Q. Is cataract surgery safe?


Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries with a very high success rate of approximately 99%. Most healing and vision recovery occurs within 7days. Though there is a small chance of complications such as infection, bleeding, and loss of vision, most complications are treatable.

Our Doctors

Our Distinguished Team of Caring Physicians

All of our ophthalmologists are experienced, compassionate individuals who completed specialty training at the country's most well-regarded institutions. From routine eye exams to expert treatment of eye conditions like cataracts and glaucoma to surgical procedures, you can trust the experience and skill of the ophthalmologists of Almas Hospital to provide top-quality care. Make an appointment today and see why we have been voted one of the best eye care hospitals in Kerala by our patients.

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Dr. Divya

Senior consultant Ophthalmologist & Phaco Surgeon

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