OUT DOOR DEPARTMENT
Department is well equipped with basic as well as latest equipments to handle all types of patients coming to Eye OPD. The Department is currently running five special clinics as well to manage patients needing specialized treatment, which are as under :
Every Monday & Thursday
Cornea & Contact Lens Clinic
Vitreo-Retina, ROP & Uvea Clinic
Every Wednesday & Saturday
|Paediatric Ophthalmology, Squint and amblyopia clinic||Every Thursday|
|Lens Clinic||Every Thursday|
|Oculoplasty Clinic and Squint and amblyopia clinic||Every Friday|
Equipments and appliances available in the department of Ophthalmology are:
· Slit Lamp : Haag-Streit Slit Lamp with Nikon Photo Slitlamp
· Tonometers: Goldmann,Non contact tonometer , Schiotz.
· Direct & Indirect Ophthalmoscopes
· Fundus Contact Lens (+20 D & +90 D)
· Refraction sets including Streak Retinoscopes.
· Leica Operating Microscope with Photography & Video recording facility.
For Cornea Clinic:
· Humphrey Autorefractokeratometer.
· Alcon Hand held Autokeratometer.
· Baush and Lomb Keratometer
· Contact Lens Trial sets
· Haag-Streit Pachymeter
· Specular Microscope
· Confocal Microscope
· Anterior segment photography unit
For Lens Clinic:
· Oertlli and Geuder Phaco-emulsification system with anterior segment vitrectomy facility.
· Storz A scan biometer for IOL Power calculation
· Nd YAG Laser for Capsulotomy
· Nidek A and B Scan Ultrasanography
For Orthoptic Clinic:
· Orthoptic appliances including Synoptophores.
For Glaucoma Clinic:
· Humphery Automated Visual Field Analyzer
· Time domain Optical Coherence Tomograph(Stratus OCT 3,Carl Zeiss)
· Haag-Streit Pachymeter for CCT
· Anterior segment photography unit for Goniophotographs
· Nd YAG Laser for iridotomy
· Cryo Unit
For Vitreo-Retina Clinic:
· Posterior Segment Vitrectomy Machine.
· Zeiss Retinal digital imaging System with fluorescein angiography facility.
· Zeiss Nd YAG double frequency laser
· Electrophysiological system for ERG & VEP (Synergy)
· Nidek A and B Scan Ultrasanography.
· Cryo Unit for RD surgeries
Time domain Optical
Coherence Tomograph(Stratus OCT 3,Carl Zeiss)
EQUIPMENTS IN PIPELINE:
· Vitrectomy Machine
· Another operating Microscope
· Corneal collagen crosslinking (C3R) System
· Chart Projectors
· EXCIMER Laser
· Corneal Topography system
· Laser Indirect Ophthalmoscope and Endophoto coagulator
· Optical Coherence Biometer
· Rapid Autoclave
· Ultrasonography: A scan and B Scan
· Biometery Lab: Keratometer and A scan biometer
· Laser Lab : Nd YAG Laser for Anterior Segment and Double frequency laser for Posterior Segment
· Automated Visual Field Analyzer: Humphrey Automated Visual Field analyzer to detect visual field defects automatically in patients having glaucoma, optic nerve disorders, neurosurgical, neurological problems and others.
· Electrophysiology Lab: ERG & VEP done for Retinal and optic nerve disorder.
· Eye Bank Facility: We have got round the clock services for collection of donor eyes which are used for corneal blind persons as per waiting list.
· Contact Lens Lab: All types of soft, RGP, Rose K and toric contact lenses are available.
· Refraction Unit: Three separate cabins for refraction. Five Optometrists with BSc Optometry students take care of refraction, orthoptics, electrophysiology, optical coherence tomography and visual field units.
The following varieties of surgeries are being performed at the Medical College Hospital:
Conventional cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation and advanced cataract surgery with phaco-emulsification and IOL (monofocal, multifocal and toric IOLs).
All types of glaucoma surgeries including implants are performed routinely.
Scleral-buckling and PPV for vitreo retinal surgery .
All types of corneal Surgeries like, pterygium, Lamellar keratoplasty, penetrating, optical keratoplasty and others.
All varieties of strabismus surgeries for different strabismus disorders esotropias, exotropias, vertical patterns etc. are being performed routinely.
All varieties of oculoplastics i.e. lid repair, ptosis, extraocular tumours etc. are being performed routinely.
Lacrimal sac surgeries
DCRs are performed routinely. Endonasal DCR is done in collaboration with ENT Deptt.
Round the clock facility for repair of perforating eye injuries.
Other surgeries like enucleation, evisceration, exenteration are also performed routinely.
We have got round the clock running emergency
services. One consultant, one Senior Resident and one Junior Resident is available round
the clock. Department is well equiped for dealing with all types of ocular emergencies. We
have got separate emergency Operation Theatre as well.
The department of Ophthalmology holds various eye camps in different areas with the help of voluntary organizations. In the eye camps, screening OPDs are held and patients are treated at their door-steps. Patients requiring surgeries are brought to the Medical College. The department also holds school surveys (Health Clinics) for early detection of visual defects in school children.We also provide extension services at UHTC, Sector 44, Chandigarh : RHTC Palsora and Farour.
RESEARCH & TRAINING
A. Post Graduate
Post Graduates are given intensive training for a period of 3 years as resident doctors. The teaching programme includes lectures, case conferences, symposia, journal clubs and demonstrations. Post-graduate teaching is updated from time to time. The teaching schedule includes the recent developments and newer trends in various fields of ophthalmology. Both the basic sciences and clinical courses are spread over three years. The post graduates are attached with consultants so that they can be given personal attention. They are given training in general ophthalmology and in various subspecialities including microsurgery. They are taught to do all types of surgery and are also given experience in community ophthalmology especially during eye camps. Emphasis is given on proper understanding of their role in the National Programme for Control of Blindness. The residents at the completion of their training have a very strong theoretical as well as practical background to provide all types of ophthalmic services.
Every 3 candidates are taken for MS course.
B. Undergraduate Teaching
The undergraduate students are taught ophthalmic examination along with investigations, diagnosis and management of common eye disorders. The teaching programme includes lectures, seminars, clinical work and tutorials with the following objectives:
To be able to examine and write case histories of common ocular disorders in the OPD.
2. To be able to detect common visual defects and common eye diseases in their early stages.
3. To be able to define and illustrate general principles of ophthalmic care.
4. To be able to identify ocular emergencies and give first aid as well as choose proper referrals to specialists.
(Bachelor in Clinical Optometry)
This course is of 4 years duration (3 academic years + 1 year Compulsory Internship). The objectives of the course are (i) to achieve general understanding of human biology and basic medical sciences related to ophthalmology, (ii) to enable candidates to work under the supervision of an ophthalmologist in hospitals, clinics and community, in order to help in the execution of integrated approach of promotive, preventive, diagnostic, curative and rehabilitative aspects of ophthalmic care, (iv) to be able to carry out refraction work including contact lenses, (v) to be able to assess disorders of ocular motility and visual functions, give orthoptic and pleoptic exercises. The teaching exercises include lectures, seminars, demonstrations and postings in operation theatres, mobile eye camps and various investigative labs. Every year 4 students are enrolled.
Additionally we have got students under vocational training scheme coming to the department of Ophthalmology for apprenticeship training for one year. We have 4-5 students each year for this training.
RECENT RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS
2. Malik A, Bhala S, Arya SK, Narang S, Punia RP, Sood S.Isolated cavernous hemangioma of conjunctiva. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Sep-Oct;26(5):385-6.
3. Arya SK, Malhotra C, Bhatia R, Sood S.Herpes simplex keratitis -- an unusual clinical presentation.Nepal J Ophthalmol. 2009 Jul-Dec;1(2):136-8.
4. Malik A, Sood S, Narang S.Successful treatment of choroidal neovascular membrane in retinitis pigmentosa with intravitreal bevacizumab. Int Ophthalmol. 2010 Aug;30(4):425-8. Epub 2010 Jan 5.
5. Malik A, Narang S, Handa U, Sood S. Multiple myeloma presenting as bilateral orbital proptosis. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2009 Sep-Oct;57(5):393-5.
6. Ichhpujani P, Katz LJ, Gille R, Affel E. Imaging modalities for localization of an iStent(®).Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2010 Nov 1;41(6):660-3.
7. Lankaranian D, Razeghinejad MR, Prasad A, Fakhraie G, Freitas D J, Ichhpujani P, Moster MR Intermediate-Term Results of the Ex-PRESS Miniature Glaucoma Implant under a Scleral Flap in Previously Operated Eyes .Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2010 Dec 22.
P, Barahimi B, Shields CS, Eagle RC, Jr., Katz LJ. Canaloplasty for Pigmentary Glaucoma
with Co-existent Conjunctival Lymphoma.Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging.
2011 Feb 10;42:e10-1.
9. Bali SJ, Parmar T, Arora V, Ichhpujani P, Sagar R, Dada T. Evaluation of major depressive disorder in patients receiving chronic treatment with topical timolol. Ophthalmologica. 2011;226(3):157-60.
T, Gadia R, Sharma A, Ichhpujani P,
S, Tiwari A, Pandav SS, Ichhpujani P, Gupta A. Use
of ultrasound biomicroscopy to predict long-term outcome of sub-Tenon needle revision of
failed trabeculectomy blebs: a pilot study.
Eur J Ophthalmol. 2011 Mar 22.
12. Rabinowitz M, Khator P, Shah CP, Ichhpujani P, Spirn MJ, Moster MR. Direct cyclopexy with a posterior infusion cannula. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2011 Mar-Apr; 42(3) : 175-6.
CME PROGRAMMES, CONFERENCES AND ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
XXIV Annual conference of Chandigarh Ophthalmological Society, was organized by the
department on September 3rd and 4th, 2011.
2. XXIII Annual conference of Chandigarh Ophthalmological Society, was organized by the department on August 28th and 29th, 2010.
3. Dr GN Rao, a renowned ophthalmologist, delivered a guest lecture on Community Ophthalmology.
4. Dr Amar Agarwal, a renowned ophthalmologist, delivered a guest lecture on Scleral fixation of IOL with Fibrin Glue.
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Sudesh K Arya had 3 Poster and 2 Free paper presentations at The Asia Pacific Academy of
Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress in March 2011.
|2||Dr Suresh Kumar had 1 poster presentation at World
Glaucoma Congress held in
|3||Dr Parul Ichhpujani had 3 poster presentations at World
Glaucoma Congress held in
|4||Dr Suresh Kumar and Dr Parul Ichhpujani had an Invited lecture each at International Congress of Glaucoma Surgery, November 2010|
|5||Dr Parul Ichhpujani has authored a
book titled: Pearls in Glaucoma Therapy
[Tanuj Dada, Parul Ichhpujani, George Spaeth ; Jaypee Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, New Delhi, 2011]
|6||Dr Sunandan Sood was honoured with National Award for Outstanding services to the people of India in the field of community ophthalmology December 2009.|
|7||Dr Sudesh K Arya had Poster presentation in World Cornea
|8||Dr Suresh Gupta made 5
poster presentations at World Glaucoma Congress,
|9||Dr Subina Narang was honoured with Narsing A Rao Award for best paper presentation in Annual conference of Uveitis Society of India held in October 2010.|
|10||Dr R K Bansal was recently Nominated as Member of the
National Academy of Medical Sciences(
|11||Dr Parul Ichhpujani is the Managing Editor of Journal of
Current Glaucoma Practice and had 3 poster presentations at ARVO,
|12||Dr Ravi Nabh got the Best Poster award in Annual conference of Uveitis Society of India held in October 2010.|
|13||Team of the Postgraduates, Dr. Anamika Garg & Dr. Amrita Singh, secured first position in the Uveitis Quiz held in Annual Conference of North Zone,2010.|