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.

Name Designation
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

Special investigations

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.

Special investigations

In addition to routine investigations, the following specialized investigations are also carried out in the department.

  1. Automated Perimetry
  2. Fundus fluorescein angiography
  3. A scan ultrasonography
  4. B scan ultrasonography
  5. Synoptophore testing
  6. Keratometry
  7. Applanation tonometry
  8. + 90 D and + 78 D examination of retina
  9. Goldmann 3 mirror examination
  10. Indirect Ophthalmoscopy
  11. Gonioscopy
  12. Auto Refractometry

Laser procedures

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 –

  1. Laser iridotomy
  2. Laser capsulotomy
  3. Laser trabeculoplasty
  4. Panretinal photocoagulation
  5. Macular grid laser
  6. Retinal barrage laser

Surgical facilities

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.

  1. Cataract surgery including phacoemulsification with foldable intraocular lens implantation
  2. Glaucoma surgery
  3. Squint surgery
  4. Keratoplasty
  5. Oculoplastic surgeries
  6. Lacrimal sac surgeries

Eye bank

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

Day Clinic Time
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

Undergraduate Teaching

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.

Clinical postings

The clinical postings are as scheduled as follows

Semester Weekly
4th  & 5th Semester 2 Wks
6th Semester 4 Wks
7th Semester 4 Wks

Theory postings

Semester Weekly
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

Postgraduate Teaching

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
Tuesday Seminar Scientific Society Seminar Seminar
Wednesday Seminar Seminar Seminar Death audit
Thursday Seminar Seminar Seminar Seminar
Friday Journal club Seminar Journal club Seminar

Publications

  • 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.

Programme Topic Year
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

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Year Name Designation Institute E. mail ID
2014-17 Vishwa Nandha. N.R  Fellowship in IOL Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai drvishwaraj@gmail.com
Dr. Vidhya .N.P Fellowship in Retina Retina Institute, Karnataka. vidya.np@gmail.com
Dr. Anbarasi .A.C Consultant Murugavari Eye Hospital atl.fnz@gmail.com
2015-18 Dr. Neha Consultant Sharat laser Eye Hospital nehachowdarynm@gmail.com
Dr. S. Chaitra Fellowship in Refractive surgery  Phaco & latest lion’s Eye hospital, Bangalore  chaitraraju1989@gmail.com
Dr. Siddarth Patel Senior Resident AIIMS, Rishikesh siddarthpatel@gmail.com