Department Of Ophthalmology

 OVERVIEW

The department of Ophthalmology started functioning as a part of Katuri Medical College & Hospital in 2002. The department was upgraded and started conducting outdoor camps to control blindness.

The department, since its inception, has always focused on treating blindness in the community around KMC&H. With this aim, the department ventured out to conduct camps nearby and then expanded. The camps were conducted in places like schools to increase accessibility to the people. Selected patients were operated in the locality itself in makeshift theatres set up by the support staff.

Thereafter, the surgeries were shifted from the camps to the base hospital in KMC to provide excellent surgical and post-operative care. This was followed by shift to routine ECCE and phacoemulsification.

The availability of almost all ophthalmic subspecialities and their demonstration to UG and PG students through audio-visual as well as patient interaction, not only provides optimal therapeutic facilities for patients, but also enhances and enriches the learning experience for students.

KEY FEATURES

  • Students shown live surgeries through video attachments to surgical microscopes for better understanding of concepts in Ophthalmology.
  • UG students are posted in rotation in the out-patient clinics with various consultants who demonstrate clinical examination skills as well as rare cases of interest.
  • Uses the concept of “Integrated teaching –learning” wherein faculty of other basic sciences and medicine branches share their expertise with our postgraduates on topics of relevance in ophthalmology.
  • Excellent infrastructure and faculty profile
  • Screening of diabetic retinopathy in the camps and RMCW homes using non mydriatic fundus camera. School screening programmes House to house screening of ocular disease by undergraduate and postgraduate students.