The department of Ophthalmology was founded in 1964.
There is an outpatients' section on all days of the week and surgeries are performed in operation theatre on all days.. The department provides complete eye care in the form of various ophthalmic procedures like Refraction and contact lens, intraocular lens implantation, Glaucoma medical and surgical treatment ,keratoplasty, Argon Laser treatment for posterior segment diseases , Oculoplasty and squint surgeries. There are various diagnostic facilties like ultrasound A B Scan , UBM, slit lamp Bio microscopes , Automated perimetry, Imaging for Anterior segment , Non contact tonometry, fundus camera and fluorescine angiography for outpatients and those referred for this specialized services.
There is a well established registered eye bank with facilities for enucleation, storage and use of eyeballs . Life member of Eye Bank Association of India.
In the outpatients department various procedures are performd like trial glasses, retinocsopy, slit lamp examination, indirect ophthalmoscopy, direct ophthalmoscopy, perimetry ,keratometry, tonometry, synaptophore, YAG laser, retinal photo coagulation etc.
In the operation theatrevarious anterior and posterior segment surgeries are performed everyday.
2. Apparent accommodation in eyes after PC IOL implantation, Kerala Jr. of ophthalmology vol. XIII, march 01, pg 18
3. Article –“PMOA- A keymanEndervour in Blindness control, IAPSM Gujarat chapter, vol 2 issue
4. Phacoemulsification a small incision cataract surgery. GMJ, Vol.
5. profile of fireworks related owlar injuries (FROI) from western India, Indian Jr. of community medicine, vol.30, no. 3, July-Sept 2005 pg 98’
BEST PAPER awarded to Dr. Hetal Niak, Dr. K Adnani, Dr. T M Solu, Dr. Hetal Yagnik
In Community Ophthalmology section, AIOS, Hyderabad for their work on
“OCULAR MANIFESTATIONS IN ACUTE PHASE Of LEPTOSPIROSIS”
Research projects in hand
Sentinel surveillance of Ocular morbidity and cataract surgery under NPCB, funded by Central govt. of India.
Other clinical research done in department in form of dissertations . Presently such five research work going on topics like abnormal Disc presentations in fundus, Ocular injuries, Ultrasound biomicroscopy, Study of HIV positive patients who are on ART.etc.
FAIMER ( Philadelphia) project on “Modified independent learning in Medical undergraduates” BY Dr. Priti Kapadia
Other clinical research done in department in form of dissertations .
Presently Ongoing studies like UBM in corneal blindness, Study of HIV /AIDS patients having ophthalmic manifestations, Disc changes in glaucoma and its correlation with different objective examination, Comparision of different advanced tonometers with applanation tonometry, A scan and IOL power calculation in higher refractive errors. Etc.