Dr. Dipan Desai’s paternal grandfather, Dr. Jashbhai S. Desai, 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 were added in 1942. 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.
His son, Dr. Ramesh J. Desai, received his DO, London in 1964. He set up practice in Ahmedabad but was determined to continue the legacy of 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.
Dr. Dipan Desai, grandson of Dr. J. S. Desai, 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 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. 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.
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.
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.
Cataract is age related change
LASIK treats refractive errors
Leading cause of irreversible blindness.
Is the rear area of the eye
Art & science of plastic surgery
Cause sensitivity to light and glare
Vision development tests
Director M.S. (OPHTH)
MS Ophthalmology, FICO, RO AIIMS
Cataract and Refractive Surgery Expert
DNB Aravind Eye Care System, FICO, Long Term Cornea Fellowship At LVPEI
Cornea and Ocular Surface Diseases Expert