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Ophthalmology

Clinical focus
Broad area of work
Routine treatments rendered
In the OPD, procedures like visual acuity testing, tonometry, syringing, slitlamp examination,  indirect slit lamp biomicroscopy , Gonioscopy, direct & indirect ophthalmoscopy are routinely practised. 

Speciality Treatment
orbit clinic
Orbit and Oculoplasty is a newly emerging sub-speciality in the field of Ophthalmology. The focus of the Orbit and Oculoplasty services is on the evaluation and management of Orbital and adnexal disorders. The blemish created by lid abnormalities and socket deformities are corrected.
The Orbit and Oculoplasty services also deal with the management of orbital infections and inflammations with joint consultation with General physicians and ENT surgeons.
Patients with Thyroid Eye Disease are regularly being referred from the department of Endocrinology for thorough evaluation and management.
Blunt trauma and polytrauma needing intervention and orbital fracture reduction is intervened with OMFS co-ordination

Cataract and Refractive Surgeries
Cataract being a major cause of blindness in India, the Department of Ophthalmology, SRMU is doing its part in the eradication of blindness. The procedures that are being done are extracapsular cataract extraction, small incision cataract surgery with rigid IOL implantation and phacoemulsification with foldable lens implantation. Both coaxial and Bimanual phacoemulsification are done. Foldable lenses that are implanted include both unifocal and multifocal lenses.
A number of screening camps are held and patients who are found to require cataract surgery are operated in the New Block under the District Blindness Control Scheme.
Astigmatic Keratotomies and Limbal Relaxing incisions are routinely being done in the quest for restoration of normal vision.
Corneal blindness is the second leading cause of blindness in the developing world. Common causes of corneal blindness include trauma, infections and hereditary disorders. In the Cornea Clinic we manage the following conditions:                 
1.Microbial Keratitis – We have a full fledged microbiology and pathology back up where all the samples are processed. Appropriate treatment is started depending upon the micro reports.
2. Trauma - All open globe injuries are taken care of round the clock. Wherever needed consultation from other specialities are sought.
3. Penetrating and Lamellar Keratoplasty.
4. Contact Lens services.
We also have an Eye Bank which is affiliated to the Ramayama International Eye Bank, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad. Donor eyes are retrieved by Enucleation / In situ excision. They are preserved in
M K (McKarey Kaufman) medium and are utilized for lamellar and Penetrating Keratoplasty. The Eye Bank also helps in creating awareness about eye donation to the public. 
Patient being evaluated in Cornea Clinic using TOPCON slit lamp

Retina Clinic
Eye being the index of systemic problems both for the young and the old, retinal examination becomes important in the complete examination of the eye. Blindness due to Diabetes is a major cause for irreversible blindness in old age. 8% of urban and 2% of rural population are diabetics. Diabetes, Hypertension, Renal diseases, Collagen vascular diseases, all affect the retina resulting in decreased vision. The Retina Clinic is equipped with state of the art Digital camera for documentation of retinal disesases and for Fundus Fluoresein Angiography. Retinal Lasers which is the mainstay in the management of Diabetic Retinopathy are being done. 

Patients with Rhegmatogenous detachments are operated. The procedures that are commonly done are explants or explants with encirclage. 

Uvea Clinic
The Uvea Clinic extends its services towards patients with ocular inflammatory diseases which includes uveitis. Although statistically, uveitis cases form only a small percentage of the total number of cases examined daily at the outpatient department, the magnitude and severity of ocular damage they can cause is extremely high. The new patients and the review patients are examined. Fundus fluorescein angiography, Optical coherence tomography and B scan are performed whenever required. A laboratory work up and radiological investigations are also done for all patients. 

Glaucoma Clinic
Glaucoma is an important, often undiagnosed cause of visual impairment.   In our clinic patients are screened for this important disease by various investigations including Tonometry, Gonioscopy, Perimetry,  Fundus examination & OCT. 

NEURO OPHTHALMOLOGY CLINIC 
The Neurophthalmology clinic deals with the evaluation and management of patients with ophthalmic manifestations of neurological diseases. These include Optic Neuritis, Papilloedema, Oculomotor palsies and diplopia.
The Neurophthalmological work up includes documentation of patient’s vision, colour vision, assessment of pupillary reaction, fundus examination and evaluation of visual fields by Humphrey’s field analyzer. Patients with diplopia are followed up with diplopia charting by Hess Screen. 

OCULOPLASTY CLINIC
Surgical correction of Ectropion(outward turning of eyelid), Entropion(inward turning of eyelid) and Ptosis(drooping of eyelid) are regularly being performed. Cosmetic surgery such as Brow lifts both internal and external is also done. Enucleation or Evisceration with orbital implants is performed when indicated. Patients who have undergone orbital implants are being fitted with either prefabricated prosthesis or custom made prosthesis with excellent results.
Baggy eyelids and droopy eyebrows can give rise to a tired appearance.When severe,these may even lead to impaired vision.Baggy eyelids and droopy eyebrows can be corrected by what is known as Aesthetic eyelid surgery.

CAMPS 2016 to 2019

EYE BANK
There are currently an estimated 12 million blind people in India.  6.8 million of these suffer from corneal blindness with vision less than 6/60 in at least one eye, and of these, about 1 million have bilateral corneal blindness.  If the present trend continues, it is expected that the number of corneally blind individuals in India will increase to 10.6 million by 2020.

SRIHER  Eye Bank
The Eye bank in Sri Ramachandra Medical College  & Research Institute started in September 24 1996 in the Department of Ophthalmology with the following objectives:
  1. Promoting awareness on eye donation education and motivating public parties on this noble cause.
  2. For obtaining better quality Corneas we have a hospital cornea retrival program (HCRP) where the relatives of deceased are motivated for eye donation.
  3. To bridge  the gap between demand and supply of good quality Corneas to obtain letter results in Keratoplasty.
  4. To train junior residents in Enucleation and corneal buttoning
  5. To conduct frequent eye donation education program for paramedical and strengthen our support.

Exclusive Facilities
  • 24 hour around-the-clock service.
  • Dedicated phone line (24 Hours) 044-24765515/30, Ext. 8219, 8152,
  • Direct line to the Manager.
  • Structured procedure for procurement, and making corneal button under strict aseptic precautions under laminar flow.
  • Evaluation of donor tissue by Slit Lamp, Specular Microscopy.
  • Appropriate serological screening of the donor blood sample.
  • Preservation in storage media.
  • Mainting waithig list & a suitable patient is called upon and corneal transplantation surgery is performed as early as possible as per registered waiting list.
  • We are getting good quality of cornea’s due to HCRP in our hospital

Activities
  • Enucleation procedure is being performed by our senior postgraduates under sterile precautions within our campus and also at Donor’s residence.
  • Now we are performing good number of Keratoplasties
  • The collected eyes are also used for research and training purposes.
  • Every year the eye bank conducts national eye donation fortnight celebrations from 25th  august to 8th  September. During this period an awareness campaign in the form of exhibits and posters are displayed in the hospital campus. Brief talks about eye donation are addressed to public routinely.
  • Eye bank manager also addresses and creates awareness to all camp patients regarding eye donation (Ariyalur, Perambalur, Punnai Nagar, Trichy, Kadayanallur (Tirunelveli), Thiruvarur, Guruvayur, Thirukovilur , Melmalayanur and Rasipuram).
  • We also motivate to pledge eyes among the general public, a total number of pledges collected till date accounts to 34635.

Contact Us:
Eye bank consultant: Prof.Thiyagarajan, MS,DO
Eye Bank Manager: Mrs. Latha
Sri Ramachandra Eye Bank
Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute
Porur, Chennai -116
Ph. No: 044-24765515-30, Ext. 8219, 8152.