Ophthalmology The Department of Ophthalmology at SGT Hospital offers comprehensive eye care solutions in the following areas:
Even if you are seeing just fine, get your eyes checked to catch early indications of glaucoma, cataracts, or other eye conditions or diseases. Subspeciality-Wise Equipments for Cornea Clinic: Pentacam Humphrey Autorefractokeratometer. Alcon Hand held Autokeratometer. Baush and Lomb Keratometer. Contact Lens Trial sets. Haag-Streit Pachymeter. Specular Microscope. Confocal Microscope. Anterior segment photography unit. Corneal Collagen Crosslinking. For Lens Clinic: Oertlli and Geuder Phaco-emulsification system with anterior segment vitrectomy facility. Storz – A scan biometer for IOL Power calculation. Nd YAG Laser for Capsulotomy. Nidek A and B Scan Ultrasanography. Optical coherence biometer. For Orthoptic Clinic: Orthoptic appliances including Synoptophores. For Glaucoma Clinic: CIRRUS Spectral domain OCT Diode Laser Cyclophotocoagulation Humphery Automated Visual Field Analyzer. Haag-Streit Pachymeter for CCT.
Anterior segment photography unit for Goniophotographs. Nd YAG Laser for iridotomy. Cryo Unit. For Vitreo-Retina Clinic: CIRRUS Spectral domain OCT Retcam Plaque Brachytherapy Unit Lumera Operating Microscope Posterior Segment Vitrectomy Machine. Zeiss Retinal digital imaging System with fluorescein angiography facility. Zeiss Nd YAG double frequency laser. Electrophysiological system for ERG & VEP (Synergy). Nidek A and B Scan Ultrasanography. Cryo Unit for RD surgeries. Pharos Vitrectomy Machine. Equipments in Pipeline: SLT Laser Excimer Laser Labs: UBM Ultrasonography: A Scan and B Scan. Biometery Lab: Keratometer and A scan barometer, Optical Coherence biometer. Laser Lab: Nd YAG Laser for Anterior Segment and Double frequency laser Segment Automated Visual Field Analyzer: Humphrey Automated Visual Field analyzer to detect visual field defects automatically in patients having glaucoma, optic nerve disorders, neurosurgical, neurological problems and others. Electrophysiology Lab: ERG & VEP done for Retinal and optic nerve disorder. Eye Bank Facility: We have got round the clock services for collection of donor eyes which are used for corneal blind persons as per waiting list. Contact Lens Lab: All types of soft, RGP, Rose K and toric contact lenses are available. Refraction Unit: Three separate cabins for refraction. Five Optometrists with BSc Optometry students take care of refraction, orthoptics, electrophysiology, optical coherence tomography and visual field units. Surgical Facility The following varieties of surgeries are being performed at the Medical College Hospital: Cataract Conventional cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation and advanced cataract surgery with phaco-emulsification and IOL (monofocal, multifocal and toric IOLs). Glaucoma All types of glaucoma surgeries including implants are performed routinely. Vitreo-Retinal Scleral-buckling and PPV for vitreo retinal surgery. Corneal All types of corneal Surgeries like, pterygium, Lamellar keratoplasty, penetrating, optical keratoplasty and others. Strabismus All varieties of strabismus surgeries for different strabismus disorders ‚ esotropias, exotropias, vertical patterns etc. are being performed routinely. Oculoplastics All varieties of oculoplastics i.e. lid repair, ptosis, extraocular tumours etc. are being performed routinely.
Lacrimal sac surgeries DCRs are performed routinely. Endonasal DCR is done in collaboration with ENT Deptt. Round the clock facility for repair of perforating eye injuries. Other surgeries like enucleation, evisceration, exenteration are also performed routinely. Emergency Services We have got round the clock running emergency services. One consultant, one Senior Resident and one Junior Resident is available round the clock. Department is well equiped for dealing with all types of ocular emergencies. We have got separate emergency Operation Theatre as well. Extension Services The department of Ophthalmology holds various eye camps in different areas with the help of voluntary organizations. In the eye camps, screening OPD’s are held and patients are treated at their door-steps. Patients requiring surgeries are brought to the Medical College.
The teaching schedule includes the recent developments and newer trends in various fields of ophthalmology. Both the basic sciences and clinical courses are spread over three years. The post graduates are attached with consultants so that they can be given personal attention. They are given training in general ophthalmology and in various subspecialties including microsurgery.
They are taught to do all types of surgery and are also given experience in community ophthalmology especially during eye camps. Emphasis is given on proper understanding of their role in the National Programme for Control of Blindness. The residents at the completion of their training have a very strong theoretical as well as practical background to provide all types of ophthalmic services. Every 3 candidates are taken for MS course. B. Undergraduate Teaching The undergraduate students are taught ophthalmic examination along with investigations, diagnosis and management of common eye disorders. The teaching programme includes lectures, seminars, clinical work and tutorials with the following objectives:
Clinical Teaching in Ophthalmology MBBS Final Part I Curriculum for Ophthalmology MBBS Final Part I C. Bottom. (Bachelor in Clinical Optometry) This course is of 4 years’ duration (3 academic years + 1-year Compulsory Internship). The objectives of the course are
The teaching exercises include lectures, seminars, demonstrations and postings in operation theatres, mobile eye camps and various investigative labs. Every year 4 students are enrolled. Additionally, we have got students under vocational training scheme coming to the department of Ophthalmology for apprenticeship training for one year. We have 4-5 students each year for this training.