THE DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
The Department of Ophthalmology at Kasturba Hospital has over the years, won for itself a distinguished place in the treatment of eye-related disorders. Set up in the late 1950's, the department prospered into a center of excellence under the able leadership of Dr. P N Srinivasa Rao. Ever since its inception, the department has always been in tune with latest technological developments and has maintained international standards. It also caters to the need of the community by conducting regular eye camps and diabetic screening. In addition, it has a full-fledged “EYE BANK”.
TREATMENTS & PROCEDURES
FOLLOWING ARE THE FACILITIES AVAILABLE IN EACH SUBSPECIALITY
Micro-surgery for cataract like phacoemulsification with foldable IOL/ premium IOL (Toric IOL / Multifocal IOL).
Paediatric Ophthalmology: facilities available
- Paediatric cataract
- Squint surgery
- Paediatric glaucoma
Retinopathy of prematurity screening and treatment (Monday/ Friday specialty ROP clinic)
Glaucoma: Facilities available: Glaucoma Specialists available.
- Glaucoma Detection: latest model HFA perimetry, Cirrus HD OCT
- Glaucoma Non-surgical treatment: Advanced Laser facility
- Surgical Management: Trabeculectomy, trabeculotomy, Glaucoma drainage devices/ shunt surgeries. Glaucoma clinic is held every Monday and Friday of the week.
Glaucoma clinic is held every Monday and Friday of the week.
Vitreoretinal Surgeries: Retina consultants available
Retinal Evaluation: Cirrus HD OCT, Fundus Fluorescein angiography, Fundus Camera, Video indirect
Retinal Lasers: Advanced laser system available- slit lamp delivery and indirect laser delivery system.
Retinal Surgeries: Retinal detachment surgery, intraocular foreign body removal, Diabetic vitrectomy, Endophthalmitis management, Anti VEGF injections, Steroid implants
Community diabetic retinopathy screening: Non mydriatic camera available
Retina Clinic is held every Wednesday & Thursday of the Week.
Oculoplasty and Dacryology
The lid surgeries for ectropion, entropion, ptosis and sac surgeries like dacryocystorhinostomy are done.
Uvea services: Specialist available
Diseases like TB/ sarcoidosis / HIV/ leptospira/ Dengue/ rickettsia/ Connective tissue diseases related eye diseases are managed.
Specialty clinics on Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday
Eye bank: Cornea specialist available
Facilities: laminar hood, specular microscopy, slit lamp, corneal storage media (cornisol- stores up to two weeks)
Eye bank counsellors, eye bank technician, 24 hour communication both for awareness and eye donation calls available.
Regular Keratoplasties (corneal grafting) are performed.
Wednesday / Thursday
Monday and Friday
Mon/ Wed/ Friday
Neuro Ophthalmology Clinic:
24 Hour Trauma Care Facilities:
Includes management of chemical injuries to the eye, corneo-scleral tears, lid tears etc.