The Department of Ophthalmology renders service to patients at minimal cost.The outpatient department works all days except Sundays and selected holidays. Emergency cover is available round the clock on all days including Sundays and holidays.
Routine ophthalmic surgery is done on all working days and includes operations for cataract,glaucoma, squint,ptosis and for a blockednasolacrimal duct among others.
The ophthalmic OT is equipped to do the latest in cataract surgery.Routine cataract surgery is done at our hospital without levying charges and all the patient paysis the material cost including that for the intraocular lens.
The department liaises with all the other departments in the hospitalincluding General Medicine, General Surgery, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Rheumatology, Dermatologyand Venerology, Endocrinology, Obstetrics &Gynaecology, thus ensuring better patient care.
The department undertakes communityoutreach programmes,It is actively involved in the implementation of the National Programme for the Control of Blindness andin increasing public awareness about visual loss and its prevention.
The department has a postgraduate programme with daily case presentations, seminars and symposia helping to create the ophthalmologists of tomorrow