A total number of 32,567 patients obtained spectacles from optical dispensing unit out of which 1,624 were pediatric patients and pharmacy had disbursed medicines to 1,80,000 patients.
Therapeutic & Penetrating Keratoplasty procedures were performed in 14 & 13 patients respectively. Further, a significant growth was found in keratoplasty, corneal foreign body removal and pterygium surgery by 125%, 80% and 22.06% respectively in 2017.
We observed a significant growth in combined retina surgery, pars plana vitrectomy and other intraocular surgery by 112.82%, 62.28% and 35.14% respectively. Further, combined retina surgery with SICS & Phaco were 4 & 20 respectively i.e. a sharp decline by 73.33% and 13.04% respectively in 2017.
Cataract and glaucoma are the leading causes of blindness worldwide. The prevalence of both diseases is increasing with aging population. Techniques for cataract surgery have undergone significant refinements with excellent visual outcomes enjoyed by our patients. The goal of glaucoma surgery is to lower intraocular pressure to prevent or slow down the progression of optic...
Pediatric vision screening is intended to identify children with vision disorders including amblyopia (poor vision in an otherwise normal eye), strabismus (misalignment of the eyes), significant refractive error (need for glasses) or other eye abnormalities. The total number of children screened in pediatric department was 17,844 in which 10,812 were male & 7,332 were female...