Department of Surgery Ophthalmology Section
The Ophthalmology Section at ISHRI offers comprehensive tertiary eye care services. In addition to addressing routine eye problems in a teaching hospital setting, it provides treatment for complex eye problems by consultants with sub-specialty interest.
The section uses a state-of-the-art facility for diagnostic testing and treating eye diseases and vision problems. All the eye consultants based at ISHRI are highly qualified with many years of clinical experience, both overseas and national. The consultants are experts in their chosen areas. Services and specialties include anterior segment and state-of-the-art small incision suture-less phaco cataract surgery often under topical (no injection) anaesthesia; oculoplastic and orbit laser surgery; paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus (squints); neurophthalmology and electrophysiology.
The diagnostic services include fundus and slit-lamp photography; digital fluorescein angiography; automated perimetry (Humphrey HFA – 750); autorefraction; ultrasound A-scan and B-scan. Laser surgery facilities include Nd:YAG Laser; solid-state argon laser; binocular indirect laser and laser for cyclophotocoagulation.
The eye theatre is purpose-built with facilities to undertake all kinds of minor and major eye surgeries. Latest surgical equipment is available operating microscopes with video camera attachment
As the eye service is an integral part of a multidisciplinary hospital, patients can get easy access for consultation with other specialties, e.g. neurologists, physicians, diabetologists or neurosurgeons for ensuring the best possible patient care.