Ophthalmology is a surgical specialty dealing with the prevention , diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases.The department focuses on evaluating and providing the necessary treatment to the patients with utmost care . Our department is well equipped with the latest facilities enabling us to give the best possible patient care.
1. To provide quality eye care to the patients
2. To teach and train under grauate and post graduate students in the field of Ophthalmology
Our department is headed by Professor Dr J Antony, who has more than 30 years of experience in practice and teaching in Ophthalmology.Our second professor Dr K Mahadevan is a renowned and experienced Vitreo Retinal surgeon .In addition we have one associate professor, two assistant professors , two senior residents and 6 junior residents.
- Ophthalmic chair units with Slit Lamps
- Ultrasonography Machine(A scan and B scan)
- Streak Retinoscope
- Plain mirror Retinoscope
- +90D,+78D,+20D,+28D,+60D lenses
- Abraham Iridotomy lens
- Direct Ophthalmoscopes
- Indirect Ophthalmoscopes
- RAF ruler
- Humphreys Field Analyser
- Yag Laser
- Goldmann Applanation Tonometer
- Non Contact Tonometer
- Schiotz Tonometer
- Green Laser
- Fundus Flourescein Angiography
- Fundus Camera
- Diplopia charting
- Red green goggles
- Prism Bar – Horizontal and vertical
- Maddox Wing
- Maddox rod
- Refraction units
- Trial sets
- Bagolini striated lenses
- Leudde’s exophthalmometer
- Jackson’s cross cylinder
- Maddox tangent Scale
- Anterior segment OCT
- Posterior segment OCT
- Central Corneal Thickness (CCT)
- Laser Indirect Ophthalmoscope (LIO)
- Two Operating Microscopes
- Phaco emulsification unit
- Vitrectomy with phaco emusification unit
- Minor Theatre
- Wet lab
- Department library
- Ophthalmology museum
- Clinical demonstration and seminar halls with LCD,OHP etc
- Keratoplasty and Eye Banking – registered in Eye Bank Association of India
OPD care from 8 am to 4 pm.
We have 6 examination rooms, refraction room,dark room and a minor procedure room in the OPD. There is a clinical demonstration and seminar room for the students near the OPD.
We have 30 beds under IP care with round the clock duty doctor/senior resident and junior residents to monitor patients. A side lab and a clinical demonstration room are present near the ward.
III. Specialty clinics for evaluation and management of common diseases of the eyes are run under the expert guidance of experienced doctors.
. Specialty Clinics
a) Glaucoma Clinic
b) Retina Clinic
c) Squint Clinic
d) Neuro Ophthalmology Clinic
e) Refraction & Contact Lens
IV.We have two well equipped operation theatres to provide advanced eye care.
Sutureless small incision cataract surgery with IOL implantation
Phaco emusification with IOL implantation
Vitreo retinal surgeries
Lacrimal sac surgeries
Orbit and Oculoplasty surgeries
Pterygium excision with autograft
All minor procedures
V. Our department is actively involoved in community based health care through regular eye camps and health education classes.
Under graduate training
Under graduate students are posted in the OPD during their 4th semester (4 weeks ) and 7th semester(6 weeks). They have regular seminar presentaions and case discussions. At the end of their posting they are assessed by end posting theory and practical examinations.They maintain a log book. Theory classes are taken in the lecture halls. We have two clinical demonstration and seminar rooms with LCD, OHP and black board in our deaprtment.
Post graduate training
We have one MS and two DO students each year.Post graduate students have regular case discussions,seminar presentations, group discussions and journal clubs.They have monthly faculty class and guest lecture.In the final year, MS students are posted in neurology for two weeks.Theory examinations (Internal) and practical examinations are conducted at the end of the course.
Curriculum committee meeting is conducted every month chaired by the HOD. External experts are invited to give their valuable suggestions every 6 months.
Curriculum committee meeting of the department of ophthalmology involving the external experts was conducted on 24/09/2016.The curriculum for UG &PG was presented and the committee members actively participated in giving valuable suggestions. PG ‘s presented journals & research works. A member from MEU gave a brief description of the latest teaching methodologies.
Second curriculum committee meeting involving external experts was held on 22/7/2017. The revised curriculum for UGs and PGs were discussed . Changes made according to the suggestions by the experts in the previous meeting were presented. PGs presented the current status of their research work and journals. Suggestions were given by the external experts and the faculty from MEU. It was attended by Dr Sahasranamam (Director ,RIO), Dr Sheeba C.S (Supdt RIO), Dr Chandramohan(Clical Dean), Dr Geetha O (Co-ordinator MEU) and all the faculty and PGs from our department