Our department has five missions, i.e. improving education and training in Ophthalmology,pursuing high impact research and development in Ophthalmology, enhancing community services to improve eye health status of local community, strengthening internal management and nurturing welfare of faculty member based on professionalism.

On education and training, we train undergraduate medicine and general Ophthalmologist. Currently, our Department has graduated nearly 200  ophthalmologist who served the community across the nation and has achieved rapid growth in terms of annual workload of more than 200,000 outpatient visits, 5,000 major eye surgeries and 7,000 outreach cataract surgeries. To ensure high quality of care, we regularly delivers seminars, workshops, or scientific meeting at the national or regional level, at least twice a year.

Without research, advancement of science and care in Ophthalmology would have not occurred. In our department, our key research is the development of new DR screening method using automated Rapid Assessment of Diabetic Retinopathy (RADR) system, and novel glaucoma implant. Also, studies on identification of potential gene-environment interactions between exogenous progesterone and  the incidence of orbito-cranial meningioma among the Indonesian females and application of collage cross linking in cornel ulcer and keratoconus are being carried out.

Integrating activities in research, education and community services has been our strength. Supported by our partners, the academic staff have constantly been involved and provided mass cataract surgery and DR screening in the community throughout the country. ophthalmology department received the Award for Excellence amongst all departments within the Faculty of Medicine in two consecutive years (2014 and 2015).

Year Important Achievement
1950 Eye service began in Balai Pengobatan Mata and eye clinic at Jenggotan and Kidul Lodji
1954 The first ophthalmology resident commenced the training and finished in 1958
1978 Standardized and structured Consortium of Health Science curriculum for residents incorporated
into the training, few years before moving to Dr Sardjito hospital