" The Department of Ophthalmology started functioning in 2013. In 2017, the department was “Upgraded ” and specialty clinics like medical retina clinic, cornea and glaucoma clinic and orbit clinic were established. The department started phacoemulsification surgeries in 2015. The Ophthalmology department has six active arms to its areas of operations: Clinical Services, Education, Research, Vision Rehabilitation, Rural and Community Eye Health.
Presently the faculty are assisted by a senior refractionist, two optometrists, orthoptist and two ophthalmic assistants. The outpatient department functions on all days of the week along with specialty clinics designated on specific days. A dedicated team of residents and consultants is available round the clock to cater to emergencies.
Our triple goal is to provide comprehensive, high-quality, and state-of-the-art eye care, structured training of undergraduates and carry out basic and clinical research
The diagnostic facilities available include equipment with cutting-edge technology such as slit lamps biomicroscopes, automated perimetry, imaging technologies such as mydriatic and non-mydriatic cameras.
The ophthalmology operation theatre has two operating microscopes with state of the art machines which help doctors in training and faculty to perform surgeries with precision and ease. Among the surgeries performed are both intraocular and extraocular surgeries. The intraocular surgeries include cataract surgery such as Phacoemulsification, Manual small incision, corneal surgeries like keratoplasty, glaucoma surgery such as Trabeculectomy, augmented trabeculectomy with MMC, medical Retina, orbit surgeries and paediatric cataract surgeries.
The outreach programmes and screening camps help to screen patients for potentially blinding ocular diseases like diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma. In outreach programmes slit lamp biomicroscopy, autorefractometer and indirect ophthalmoscopy are transported to the field to screen for refractive errors and provide glasses to the needy people, and will do cataract screening and transport patients to the base hospital for free cataract surgeries.
State of art equipments available in the department
- Surgical Operating Microscope – Carl Zeiss – with camera attachment 1
- Surgical Operating Microscope - Appa – basic with camera attachment 1
- Phacoemulsification Units – Abbott white star – 1
- Photoslitlamp - Labomed SLx 45
- Autorefractometer – UnicosCR7000 and Potec
- Visual field analyzer – Appa Auto Perimeter AP901CTS Glaofield lLite SWAP- 1
- Slitlamps - 5
- A – scan sonomed -1
- Keratometer -1
- Synoptophore -1