The Department of Ophthalmology consists of two full time Consultants, two visiting Consultants and five Medical Officers. The experienced and commited staff provides specialist screening, diagnosis and care for adults and children with eye disease.
The Department is well equipped with latest diagnostic and operative equipment. On an average 100 patients are provided consultation and treatment every day. The most prevalent ophthalmic diseases are refractive errors, cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and minor eye disease. Treatment provided to OPD patients includes complete eye examination, Argon Laser Treatment and Yag Laser Treatment. The interior and posterior segment eye problems are treated with Yag laser and laser photo coagulator. The operation theatre offers many modern facilities.
Phacoemulsification is the latest procedure for patients suffering from cataract. We are also implanting foldable lenses without applying corneal suture.Because of these modern methods visual rehabilitation is very quick.Patients suffering from complicated vitreo- retinal problems are also treated. Shalamar Hospital offers highly specialized vitreo- retinal surgery which is very rare in this country. We have all the latest microsurgical instruments for this complicated surgery. Recently we have acquired a laser for endophotocoagulation during vitreo- retinal surgery. All these latest and highly specialised procedures are performed without any operating fee for poor and deserving patients.