Department of Ophthalmology was established in 1988, as part of undergraduate curriculum. Dr. G. Madava Rao, Professor of Ophthalmology, as the first Head of the department, has been responsible for the development of curriculum and clinical services right from its inception. Subsequently Prof. Shamsundar and Prof. D. Krishnamurthy contributed significantly in framing the objectives and directions for the improvement. Prof. Narendra.P.Datti played a key role in the development of PG research projects. Prof. Dr. K. Kanthamani currently the HOD played a vital role in imparting knowledge, skill and competence in ophthalmology practice for faculty and postgraduate students. Implemented new teaching and evaluation methodologies for undergraduate students in acquiring knowledge and skills.