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The Department of Ophthalmology has well-equipped facility for the complete examination, diagnosis and treatment of all ocular diseases in both adult and paediatric patients. The department is comprised of a dedicated and well-qualified team of health care professionals comprising of specialists, nursing and administrative support staff.

Facilities

The Department of Ophthalmology at KMC Hospital, Attavar is well equipped with state of art equipments which aid in diagnosis and management of eye diseases and are also of prognostic value. The basic equipments for the examination of eyes like slit-lamp, biomicroscopes, Ophthalmoscopes – direct and indirect and the lenses of different diopters – 20D, 78D and 90D based in conjunction with the above instruments are available in the OPD. Glaucoma, a common cause of blindness is evaluated with the help of gonioscopes - Schiotz indentation & Goldmanns applanation tonometers and an automated perimeter – Humphrey’s which is computerized. The department is also equipped with retinoscopes, lensometer and an automated refractometer for evaluation of refractive errors of the eyes. Posterior segment evaluation is done by Fundus fluorescein angiography for which a fundus camera and adjuvant computer to record and also to provide the patient with the results on a CD is available. Non-invasive lasers – Nd-YAG and Double frequency YAG laser are available to carry out non-invasive treatment for after cataract, glaucoma and retinal eye diseases. IOL power calculation and Ultra sound of the eye and orbit is done using the A and the B scan. Most eye disorders are diagnosed and treated at K.M.C. including refractive disorder; squint and amblyopia, orbital & lid disorders, cornea & external diseases, cataract with the surgeries like phacoemulsification, glaucoma and retinal disorders.

Optical Coherence Tomography

KMC Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology has the latest equipment, the Carl Zeiss Meditec Cirrus HD-OCT which has become a recognized standard of care; which delivers unprecedented imaging details for clinical decision making. It provides superior visualization of anatomical details across a wide range of patients. Maps and images highlight clinically relevant details for identification and monitoring of specific diseases-all at a glance.

This equipment helps to examine the fine details of the retina and also to know the precise location of the pathology. It also delivers exquisite high definition images of the ocular structures. Repeatable visualization of clinically relevant anatomy with exact correlation is possible with the scan and fundus image. Patients with cataract can be examined with this machine, without dilatation and is patient friendly.

OCT is helpful in revealing subtle details in Age Related Macular Degeneration, Central Serous Retinopathy, Epiretinal Membrane, Vitreomacular traction, Deformations in normal retinal contour, measurement of retinal thickness and its irregularities and much more. Diabetic Macular edema is another disease in which OCT is specially rewarding. It also helps in getting high definition acquisition and analysis which are essential for Glaucoma detection and management.