Ophthalmology Department is functioning with qualified faculties and Para medical workers. We cater to the needs of the patients in around Villupuram and Puducherry. We have Under Graduate and Post Graduate students.
The Department of Ophthalmology is equipped with modern equipment and caters to the needs of the population with respect to various eye conditions, in addition to providing quality education at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
|Dr. Subhashini .M||Professor & Head|
|Dr. Nallamuthu .P||Professor|
|Dr. Sutapa Das||Associate Professor|
|Dr. Renuga Devi||Assistant Professor|
|Dr. Sripal||Senior Resident|
|Dr. Naveen Nischal G||Junior Resident|
|Dr. Prithvi. C||Junior Resident|
|Dr. Ramya Ravichandran||Junior Resident|
|Dr. Isvarya Srii. K||Junior Resident|
|Dr. Kiskimohammed Hafsakhanam||Junior Resident|
|Dr. Krishna Chaitanya. G.P||Junior Resident|
|Dr. Jansirani||Junior Resident|
|Dr. Janani Rajeshwari||Junior Resident|
The Department deals with patients with all types of eye ailments. Routine outpatient services include refraction, computerized eye testing, spectacle prescription and ocular emergencies. Emergency services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition, modern surgical and laser procedures are available for advanced treatment of various eye disorders.
In addition to providing and treatment for various eye disorders, the following special clinics are conducted to provide specialized services.
In addition to routine investigations, the following specialized investigations are also carried out in the department.
- Automated Perimetry
- Fundus fluorescein angiography
- A scan ultrasonography
- B scan ultrasonography
- Synoptophore testing
- Applanation tonometry
- + 90 D and + 78 D examination of retina
- Goldmann 3 mirror examination
- Indirect Ophthalmoscopy
- Auto Refractometry
The department has got an Nd: YAG laser and 532 nm green laser for laser treatment of various eye disorders. The various laser procedures carried out are –
- Laser iridotomy
- Laser capsulotomy
- Laser trabeculoplasty
- Panretinal photocoagulation
- Macular grid laser
- Retinal barrage laser
The department possesses a fully functional state of the art operation theatre exclusively for Ophthalmology that functions 6 days a week. The following surgical procedures are offered.
- Cataract surgery including phacoemulsification with foldable intraocular lens implantation
- Glaucoma surgery
- Squint surgery
- Oculoplastic surgeries
- Lacrimal sac surgeries
The department has a fully licensed eye bank with a dedicated phone line and facilities for corneal transplantation. The eye bank is functional round the clock.
Other services include contact lens fitting, rigid gas permeable contact lenses, soft, cosmetic and bandage soft contact lenses
|Monday||Glaucoma||2.00pm to 4.00pm|
|Tuesday||Squint||2.00pm to 4.00pm|
|Wednesday||Retina||2.00pm to 4.00pm|
|Thursday||Neuro ophthalmology||2.00pm to 4.00pm|
|Friday||Cornea||2.00pm to 4.00pm|
|Friday||Oculoplasty||2.00pm to 4.00pm|
Intensive coaching is undertaken to provide quality education and training based on the guidelines set by the Medical Council of India. The classes aim to provide training in the must know and desirable to know categories. Rigorous clinical training is given during the 10 weeks clinical postings when students are given training in case presentation and clinical aspects of the subject. The students are given individual attention and motivation, and specialized training is given for examinations.
The clinical postings are as scheduled as follows
|4th & 5th Semester||2 Wks|
|6th Semester||4 Wks|
|7th Semester||4 Wks|
|6th Semester||Monday 2.30 to 4.30pm Tuesday 8.30 to 9.30am|
|7th Semester||Tuesday 8.30 to 9.30am
Friday 8.30 to 9.30am (only IV & V week)
Friday 2.30 to 4.30pm
The postgraduate teaching provides training in skills encompassing all the three domains namely the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domain. Comprehensive training is given in all aspects of clinical Ophthalmology to enable the resident to acquire the necessary skills to diagnose ocular ailments on the analysis of history, ocular examination and investigative workup. Hands on training is given in diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical procedures. The postgraduates are taught awareness of community ophthalmology through various eye camps. The principles of research methodology are inculcated so as to enable the resident to write scientific papers for thesis, publication in reputed journals and presentation in national and international conferences. In addition, regular tests are also held for formative assessment. The postgraduate students are posted in OPD, ward, major and minor operation theatres for acquiring clinical skills, and regular teaching sessions in the form of lectures, seminars, short discussions and journal club are held.
The departmental library has the latest books required for postgraduate training, and can be utilized for the same. Seminars and other teaching programs are conducted in air conditioned halls.
Postgraduate teaching schedule
|Day||I Week||II Week||III Week||IV Week|
|Monday||Case presentation||Case presentation||Case presentation||Case presentation|
|Friday||Journal club||Seminar||Journal club||Seminar|
- Vidhya, Sutapa Das R. Priyadarshini, M. Subhashini, Kaviraj Mahadevan, A comparative study on the intraocular pressure among diabetic and non-diabetic patient. Indian journal of clinical and experimental Ophthalmology, Oct-Dec. 2016. 2(4): 378-380.
- Anbarasi AC, Divya N, Subhashini M, Sutapa Das, Kaviraj Mahadevan Analysis of the effects of cataract surgery on corneal sensation variation after SICS and phacoemulsification Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, October-December,2016;2(4): 287-289.
- Sutapa Das, Vishwanandha N.R, Sindhu, M. Subhashini, Kaviraj Mahadevan. A study on the angle of anterior chamber in relation to duration of diabetics mellitus and stages of diabetic retinopathy. Indian journal of clinical and experimental Ophthalmology, July -sep.2017. Index Copernicus, peer reviewed, quarterly. Volume 3,(3) P.no 270-273.
- Chaitra, Sutapa Das, Sindhu, M. Subhashini, M. Kaviraj. A retrospective study of pterygium cases treated in a tertiary care hospital at Puducherry International journal of Ocular Oncology and Oculoplasty, Oct-Dec. 2017. Index Copernicus, peer reviewed, quarterly Volume 3, (4), P 273-276.
- Srimathy A Jain, Sutapa Das, M. Subashini, Kaviraj Mahadevan. Determination of the proportion of refractive errors in patients with primary complaint of headache and the significance of refractive error correction in symptoms relief. Indian journal of clinical and experimental Ophthalmology April – June. 2018. Index Copernicus, peer reviewed, quarterly Volume 4, issue 2, P 258-262.
We have started School screening camp from July 2018.
|Months||Date||School name||Place||Total no of students screened|
|July||06.07.18||Mahatma Gandhi School & Vidhyasharam School||Kanjanur & Ahokapuri||385|
|10.07.18||Seventh day White Metric School||Vikiiravandi||312|
|11.07.18||St. Antony’s Hr. Sec. School||Thiruvandar koil||418|
|18.07.18||Gandhi Matriculation School & National Academic School||Kanjanur & Thumbur||323|
|24.07.18||Bharatha Devi English High School||Madagadipattu||422|
|August||01.08.18||Govt. Girls Hr. Sec. School||Villupuram||397|
|02.08.18||Govt. Girls Hr. Sec. School||Villupuram||522|
|14.08.18||Sri Ramakrishna High School||Vadamangalam||379|
|23.08.18||Sri Venkateswara Matriculation School||Villupuram||170|
|24.08.18||Sri Nataraja Middle School||Villupuram||226|
|October||09.10.18||St. Francis D. Assist Matric School||Tindivanam||369|
|23.10.18||John Dewy Metric HSC School||Villupuram||383|
|24.10.18||St. Francis D. Assist Matric School||Tindivanam||493|
|25.10.18||St. Francis D. Assist Matric School||Tindivanam||469|
Diabetic Retinopathy screening in RHTC on every Thursday.
|Guest lecture||Anaesthesia in Ophthalmology||10th August 2016|
|Guest lecture||Keratoplasty||27th August 2016|
|Exhibition||Childhood blindness||28th & 29th September 2016|
|CME||Neurophthalmology||21st October 2016|
|World Glaucoma week||Glaucoma cheek up||6th March 2017|
|Inter department lecture||Lens (Anatomy of lens and Metabolism of lens)||6th March 2017|
|Guest lecture||Advances in the management of Glaucoma||21st March 2017|
|Exhibition||Eye donation fortnight celebration||28th August 2017|
|Rally||Eye donation rally||30th August 2017|
|Guest lecture||Recent advances in Keratoplasty||15th September 2017|
|National eye donation fortnight celebration||Exhibition||25th August to 8th September 2018|
|Rally||Eye donation rally||29th August 2018|
|Guest lecture||Concept of Eye Donation||7th September 2018|
|Year||Name||Designation||Institute||E. mail ID|
|2014-17||Vishwa Nandha. N.R||Fellowship in IOL||Aravind Eye Hospital, Maduraiemail@example.com|
|Dr. Vidhya .N.P||Fellowship in Retina||Retina Institute, Karnataka.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Anbarasi .A.C||Consultant||Murugavari Eye Hospitalemail@example.com|
|2015-18||Dr. Neha||Consultant||Sharat laser Eye Hospitalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. S. Chaitra||Fellowship in Refractive surgery||Phaco & latest lion’s Eye hospital, Bangaloreemail@example.com|
|Dr. Siddarth Patel||Senior Resident||AIIMS, Rishikeshfirstname.lastname@example.org|