The department of Ophthalmology (EYE) is committed to provide the highest quality, accessible and cost effective patient care round the clock, while contributing to the global effort to elevate all diseases of the eye, especially preventable blindness through teaching and research.
Infrastructure: The department comprises of a single unit with separate male and female chambers. There are 26 beds, 13 males and females each. It has 03 offices each one for Professor, Associate professor and Assistant professor. There is an examination room and a separate room for laser procedures, separate rooms for trainees, house officers and nursing staff are also available in ward.
Facilities: The department is equipped with almost all the essential instruments and equipment’s. The OPD has slit lamps, auto refractometers, direct and indirect ophthalmoscopes. It has facilities of Yeg laser, Argon laser, B-Scan, A-Scan and pachymetry. The operation theater has facilities for phacoemulsification, Glaucoma procedures like Trabeculectomy, Oculoplastic and almost all the emergency ocular procedure.
Trainings: The department is recognized by CPSP for both the FCPS and MCPS courses. There are two (02) supervisors for FCPS/MCPS while two (02) in the process of supervisor ship.
Currently the department has two (02) FCPS TMO’S. The department has separate schedules and time tables for both the post graduate & under graduate students. Clinical teaching and facilitation is provided to students both in OPD ward and OT, by consulting Ophthalmologist.
Teaching & Research Activities: Regarding research activities, the synopsis of the TMO’S have been approved by the CPSP, work on dissertation is in process. At least two (02) articles are published each year in the PNC recognized journals by the consultant ophthalmologist. This year one (01) article is already published and one (01) is ready for publication. Every attempt is made for quality control at all levels, there is a quality enhancement cell in BKMC. Similarly there is a quality control cell in hospital too, work on clinical audit is in process and will be completed soon.
The department has recently appointed one consultant ophthalmologist, who is FCPS in vitreoretinal surgery, the conventional retinal detachment surgeries will commence soon in the department. We have plans for pars-plana vitrectomies, once we get vitrectomy machine as promised by the administration the administration is also committed for provision of latest OCT machine, while we help in management of retinal pathologies.
Future Plan: In Future we have also plans for subspecialties programs for glaucoma, oculoplastic and pediatric ophthalmology.