Total Eyecare Under One Roof.

88 Yearsof Eye Care in Gujarat India.

Care With Compassion

Pioneer of Phako Emulsification Surgery in India (Since 1987).

Diva eye institute is gujarat's No 1 eye hospital which has been awarded with NABH (National accreditation Board of Hospitals)

about us

The Diva Eye institute has behind it a robust history of eighty years of eye care in the state of Gujarat.

who we are

The Diva Eye institute has behind it a robust history of eighty years of eye care in the state of Gujarat.

The Diva Eye Institute is a center of excellence which provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive eye care under one roof. Today eye care requires not only excellent diagnostic and surgical skills, but also very sophisticated technology and a multidisciplinary approach. The centre is meticulously planned, so that all aspects of eye care are covered under one roof. A continual upgrading of skills and technology keeps Diva at the cutting edge of eye care. The institute has a firm commitment to academics and plays a very important role in research, teaching and training. It is also a recognised center for post-graduate training in ophthalmology.

We have spared no effort to ensure that this is one of the best centres for eye care in the state of Gujarat. We aim to serve the Global Community with outstanding patient care, along with the latest in medical advancements, diagnostics and treatments. Our mission, at Diva, is to provide the best treatment to all patients, under one roof, at affordable cost. We insist on a caring, compassionate, cheerful environment with the personal touch, where human dignity is held the highest.

The field of ophthalmology has progressed by leaps and bounds. Our speciality requires years of specialized and intensive training. At Diva, we welcome the challenges of our profession and ensure that we constantly upgrade our skills and armamentarium; so that we are second to none! We firmly believe that we are fortunate to practise in this most exciting and innovative era of ophthalmology!

At the Diva Eye Institute, our ultimate responsibility is to ensure that every patient receives optimal, state-of-the-art care, without compromise. To that end we pledge to continuously strive.

Genesis of the Diva Eye Institute

Eighty Years of Eye Care in Gujarat

The Diva Eye institute has behind it a robust history of eighty years of eye care in the state of Gujarat.

The First Generation:

Dr. Dipan Desai's paternal grandfather, Dr. Jashbhai S. Desai, received his fellowship from the Vienna Eye Clinic in 1934. He was also Honorary Medical Officer at Anand Agriculture Institute and Vallabh Vidyanagar Education Institute.

He established the "Eye Hospital" in Anand, Kheda district, in 1930 along with his close friend, renowned ophthalmologist, Dr. Hiralal D. Patel, Professor at Nair Hospital, Mumbai. They conceived the idea as there were no facilities for eye care or surgery in the area. The hospital initially had four beds. A new eye hospital with twenty beds was built in 1934, and fifteen more beds added in 1942. Dr. Patel visited the Eye Hospital, Anand every fortnight, from Mumbai, religiously for forty years.

The Eye Hospital, Anand soon became well known for eye care. In those days cataract surgery entailed ten days of complete bed rest and immobilization. There are innumerable stories of grateful patients who were looked after compassionately, often free of charge, and fed by the good doctor's wife from her own kitchen! Dr. J.S. Desai is still remembered with pride and affection by the older generation in Kheda district which he served with compassion and integrity.

The Second Generation:

His son, Dr. Ramesh J. Desai, married Dr. Hiralal Patel's daughter, Dr. Rohini Desai. He received his DO, London in 1964, while she did her fellowship in ophthalmology at the Jefferson Medical College. He set up practice in Ahmedabad but was determined to continue the legacy of his father. For eighteen years, from 1964 to 1982, he made the to and fro train journey to Anand daily and ran the hospital set up by his father. He achieved great respect as an ophthalmologist in Ahmedabad, with clinics first at Khanpur and then Ellis Bridge. He started the Ophthalmic Department at Rajasthan Hospital, and was instrumental in purchasing the first YAG laser in the country - even before Mumbai obtained one. He now practices at the Diva Eye Institute and still shows untiring zeal and interest in the subject. His wife, Dr. Rohini Desai, works steadfastly alongside her husband.

The Third Generation:

The Diva Eye Institute was established by Dr. Dipan Desai, grandson of Dr. J. S. Desai. He received his ophthalmic post-graduate degree from the M & J Institute of Ophthalmology, Ahmedabad and proceeded abroad for his Fellowship to St. Vincentius Krankenhaus, Karlsruhe, Germany in 1987. He then visited the best centres in the USA to observe, absorb and round off his education.

On his return to India he set up the Desai Eye Hospital & Laser Centre. The name was in tribute to his grandfather. Dr. Dipan Desai has always believed in offering the best available skills and facilities to his patients. He acquired one of the first phako machines and pioneered phako-emulsification surgery in the country in 1988. He was also the first to acquire a combination YAG-Argon Laser in the country. He has made major contributions by way of surgical innovations, instrument design and academics. He has held several academic posts at national level and organized many workshops and conferences. He travels all over the country and abroad to teach, demonstrate live surgery and update knowledge and skills.

In 2006, Dr. Dipan Desai established the Diva Eye Institute, a center of excellence which provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive eye care under one roof. Today eye care requires not only excellent diagnostic and surgical skills, but also very sophisticated technology and a multidisciplinary approach. The centre is meticulously planned, so that all aspects of eye care are covered under one roof. A continual upgrading of skills and technology keeps Diva at the cutting edge of eye care. The institute has a firm commitment to academics and plays a very important role in research, teaching and training. It is also a recognised center for post-graduate training in ophthalmology.