Facilities

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Facilities

This is a three storey hospital which is well equipped with modern and state of the art diagnostics and surgical equipments manged by skilled professionals who can tackle almost all ocular disorders. The ground floor has general outpatient and inpatients departments, separate doctors & patients cafeteria and an air-conditioned auditorium with a seating capacity of 104 delegates. The auditorium has direct relay facilities from operation theatres & Examiner laser room. These services are utilized for CME programmes. The first floor has four subspecialty clinics, the operation theatre & special rooms for inpatients. The ground floor has 16 rooms for the outpatient examination. Each room is well equipped with one slit lamp unit mounted on examination chair, a refraction set, a streak retinoscope, a direct and indirect ophthalmoscope, one overhead projector and one Goldman's applanation tonometer

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Inpatient Department Optometrists
Optometrists Medical Record
Eye Bank Library

Laboratory

The assimilation and integration of the enormous amount of information available today in Ophthalmology has fuelled the formation of two relatively nascent branches of diagnostics-Ocular Pathology and Ocular Microbiology. At Shri Ganapati Netralaya, the Laboratory Service is dedicated to diagnostics, wherein we have histopathology, cytopathology, automated hematology and biochemistry, bacteriology, mycology and serology. Detection of the minimal number of micro organisms in diseases of infectious etiology of the eye is essential for timely and appropriate treatment.capability manifold by upgrading from the existing fluorescence microscope to the advanced technique of Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) shortly. Collaboration with the Life Sciences Research Centre, Mahyco, to aid in ultra structural diagnosis, using their transmission electron microscopy facility is under way.

Anaesthesiology

Shri Ganapati Netralaya has in its panel three full time anesthesiologists for administering anesthesia in surgeries like pediatric cataracts, glaucoma and squint. Ocular trauma, complex vitreo-retinal and orbital surgeries also often require general anesthesia. The department is equipped with all modern equipments like anesthesia ventilators, The recovery room personnel are trained to monitor patients postoperatively.

Inpatient Department

The surgical procedures which are performed include cataract surgeries with phacoemulsification & regular extra capsular cataract extraction with Intraocular lens implantation, lensectomy & vitrectomy, retinal detachment, membrancetomy, penetrating & lamellar keratoplasty, excimer laser PRK & LASIK for myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, mixed astigmatism & phototherapeutic keratectomy for corneal operation, trabeculectomy, plastic surgery & others. The theatre is fully equipped with ETO sterilization, 3 Legacy & 1 Universal machine for Phacoemulsification, Accurus, STTO, four Leica microscope & five Zeiss microscope.

Department of Optometrists

1.Trained optometrists conduct the initial examination of every new patient, documenting the history, vision and refraction.

2.Our Low Vision Aids clinic examines and dispenses low vision aids to patients of retinal degeneration and dystrophies like retinitis pigment and Age related macular degeneration.

Department of Nursing Assistants

These nursing assistants and operating room technicians are trained in house to assist the ophthalmic surgeon in performing various ocular surgeries and maintaining operating room asepsis.

Eye bank

In India , thee are approximately 120 lakh blind in both eyes and 80 lakh blind in one eye , which is about one fourth of the total blind population of the world . This means 14.9 out of every 1000 people in India are blind compared to just 3 per 1000 in the developed countries. Blindness in most cases is avoidable that is, either preventable or curable. Of the 120 lakh blind, approximately 103 lakh are curable by relatively simple operations, unfortunately yet they remain uncured. About 96 lakh persons suffer from cataract which can be cured by a simple operation. Seven lakh of India's population suffering from corneal blindness, mostly children in their early childhood, can be cured by corneal transplantation.

Library

An air-conditioned library with 775 books with number of national & International journals, audiovisual system, internet facility is open twenty fourhours. The library is kept updated.To make full use of all these, regular medical discussions are conducted.

Medical Record Department

A complete record of all patients right from the inception of the hospital is maintained by medical record department with ICD coding of the diseases. This helps in research and understanding the disease. Being situated in rural area, the epidemiological surveys will be conducted to understand the incidence and prevalence and risk factors of various diseases and treatment of curable blindness