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)

Research And Innovation

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

Research And Innovation

  • Diva offers the best available skills and facilities to patients:
    • Excellent diagnostic and surgical skills
    • Sophisticated technology
    • Continual upgrading of skills and technology
    • Firm commitment to academics, research, teaching and training.
    • Recognised center for post-graduate training in ophthalmology
    • Final inspection awaited for NABH accreditation
    • Comprehensive Library
    • Conference facilities
    • Clinical Research
    • Museum of ophthalmology
  • Dr. Dipan Desai 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. These include the QUASAR techniques for Nucleus removal, adjustable Ptosis Surgery and Desai instruments .
  • He has held several academic posts at national level and organized many workshops and conferences.
  • Author of Book Chapters:
    • Three Port Phakectomy
    • Phakodynamics of Micro-incision Phako
    • New Phako Tip for Bimanual Phako
  • He travels all over the country and abroad to teach, demonstrate live surgery and update knowledge and skills.

A Few of Dr. Dipan Desai's Contributions to Ophthalmology

  • For Stabilizing the Eye in Phako Surgery, The Desai Fork was invented (in place of Thornton Fine Ring). This allows better maneuverability, causes less bleeding of conjunctiva and is a very useful tool.
  • We showed the film on Victory Chopping at London and San Diego for Hard Cataract. This technique was invented by us since 1996 and is very effective, safe, repeatable using less Phako Energy and Fluid.
  • Presently we are working on a device to check for wound leak (Leak Master). This will help to prevent leaks in Post Operative period and also decrease the incidence of Endophthalmitis.
  • Devised a new surgery for Ptosis in 1990 & presented it in an international conference in Singapore in 1993. This surgery allows post-operative adjustment of the drooping lid & is sutureless. Formerly Fascia Lata was removed from the thigh through a large incision. The new technique uses fishing hook nylon and a lumbar puncture needle. No scar is visible after 4 days.
  • Invented & established the 'QUASAR TECHNIQUE OF PHACO-EMULSIFICATION' (Quick And Safe And Reliable) technique for removal of nuclei of hard cataracts by phako-emulsification in 1995. This work has been presented nationally & internationally on numerous occasions. This technique is being utilised immensely today by surgeons in India and the U.S.A.
  • Devised a New Phako Tip. This tip is used to remove cataracts in the younger age groups with utilisation of the least amount of Phako energy. The cataract is sucked out and the phako energy is used only to break the occlusion. This tip has been used profusely for Posterior Polar Cataracts also, reducing the chances of not being able to implant an IOL.
  • Devised a New Limbal Incision for carrying out topical phako-emulsification with 5mm. PMMA lenses
  • Developed the 'Desai Fork'. This helps to fix the eye during incision making & other manipulations. It is used instead of the bulky Thornton - Fine Ring
  • Developed the 'Desai Ball Canula' to prevent inadvertent damage to ocular structures. It also helps to fix the eye as well as allows injection of visco-elastics.
  • resently removing cataracts through a 1.2 mm. incision only. A special phako tip has been created and coated for the same as well as other instruments.
  • Established Glycosylated Haemoglobin testing by spectro-photometric method for the first time in Gujarat in 1984