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Department Ophthalmology

 
 History :

                      Eye Department was started is 1997 in District Headquarters Hospital Villupuram.  It was serving the entire district of Villupuram.
                     From 2008 it has been shifted to the Villupuram Medical College     Hospital and became a referral and teaching hospital for the peripheral hospitals in and around villupuram.
         From May 2011 – the Department started functioning with full strength.
 
Faculty
 
Name of the post      No of posts
Professor 1
Assistant Professor 1
Senior Resident 2
Junior Resident 3
Refractionist 1
Ophthalmic Assistant 1
       
    Services PROVIDED

                 OUT PATIENT

                                   


          No of days  - All days except Sunday. TIMINGS- 8 AM- 12NOON
                          IN PATIENT     
                   No of units   -   1
                   Bed strength – 16
                    SPECIAL CLINICS
               Glaucoma clinic
               Cornea clinic
               Oculoplasty clinic  -  ON ALL DAYS

 
   OT FACILITIES
 
         The department has an exclusive Operation theatre for Ophthalmic surgeries with 2 operati0n tables and 2 operating microscopes with television provision for teaching purpose


    


  
SURGERIES PERFORMED
                         Cataract
                        Anti glaucoma
                        Oculoplasty
                        Surgical management of ocular trauma
                        DCT/DCR/Endoscopic DCR
         STATISTICS
                        OPD Per annum - 30,000
                        IP Per annum     - 1200

  Special Equipments:
  1. Automated perimetry: for field mapping.
  2. YAG laser: for managing the posterior capsular opacification after Cataract  Surgeries
  3. Synaptophore for assessment of squint.
  4.  A scan Biometry  for IOL  power calculation                  

               
      


      

ACADAMIC ACTIVITIES

UG TEACHING-
 Recognized for UG teaching in field of ophthalmology as a core syllabus of MBBS program with a sanctioned annual intake of 100 student , Students pursuing MBBS course are posted for a period of 10 wks on  rotation for training as a part of their curriculum.
  There is well structured orientation & curriculum based teaching where students are given exposure to common clinical eye disease & management.
 
 
NURSING –     
    Training students in Nursing
    Exposure to understanding of common eye diseases & eye problems faced by       
    Visually disabled are given.           
    Trained to identify early signs of eye disease, PO Care, & operative  theatre skills
 
CME & workshops
 
      1.  Clinical Examination of Fundus
     2.  Ocular infections
     3.  CME courses for peripherals doctors
     4.  Training of PMOA’s.
      5.  Symposium on Cornea,Lens,Retina & Glaucoma
    6. CME on LASIK & Occular manifestation of Systemic diseases.
   7. Training Programme for 2 weeks on Foldable IOL surgery, given to the Ophthalmologists, Govt. Hospital Tindivanam at GVMC&H.

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

The faculties regularly attend the Regional & All India Conferences to update   the current & recent advances in the field.
      Gave a lecture on  LUXATION OF GLOBE in 2013 TNOA Conference.
      Published articles in Resident journal of ophthalmology
 

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