This is a three storeyed hospital
which is well equipped with modern and state of the art diagnostics
and surgical equipments manned by skilled professionals who
can tackle almost all ocular disorders. The ground floor has
general outpatient and inpatients departments, separate doctors
& patients cafeteria and an air-conditioned auditorium with
a sitting capacity of 104 delegates. The auditorium has direct
relay facilities from operation theatres & Excimer laser
room. These services are utilized for CME programmes. The
first floor has four subspecialty clinics, the operation
theatre & special rooms for inpatients.
The ground floor has 16 rooms for the outpatient examination.
Each room is well equipped with one slit lamp unit mounted
on examination chair, a refraction set, a streak retinoscope,
a direct and indirect ophthalmoscope, one overhead projector
and one Goldman's applanation tonometer.
assimilation and integration of the enormous amount of information
available today in Ophthalmology has fuelled the formation
of two relatively nascent branches of diagnostics-Ocular Pathology
and Ocular Microbiology. At Shri Ganapati Netralaya, the Laboratory
Service is dedicated to diagnostics, wherein we have histopathology,
cytopathology, automated hematology and biochemistry, bacteriology,
mycology and serology. Detection of the minimal number of
micro organisms in diseases of infectious etiology of the
eye is essential for timely and appropriate treatment.
We aim to
increase the diagnostic capability manifold by upgrading from
the existing fluorescence microscope to the advanced technique
of Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) shortly. Collaboration
with the Life Sciences Research Centre, Mahyco, to aid in
ultra structural diagnosis, using their transmission electron
microscopy facility is under way.
Shri Ganapati Netralaya has in its panel three full time
for administering anesthesia in surgeries like pediatric
cataracts, glaucoma and squint. Ocular trauma, complex vitreo-retinal
and orbital surgeries also often require general anesthesia.
The department is equipped with all modern equipments like
anesthesia ventilators, The recovery room personnel are trained
to monitor patients postoperatively.
surgical procedures which are performed include cataract surgeries
with phacoemulsification & regular extra capsular cataract
extraction with Intraocular lens implantation, lensectomy
& vitrectomy, retinal detachment, membrancetomy, penetrating
& lamellar keratoplasty, excimer laser PRK & LASIK
for myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, mixed astigmatism &
phototherapeutic keratectomy for corneal operation, trabeculectomy,
plastic surgery & others. The
theatre is fully equipped with ETO sterilization, 3 Legacy
& 1 Universal machine for Phacoemulsification, Accurus,
STTO, four Leica microscope & five Zeiss microscope.
1.Trained optometrists conduct the initial examination
of every new patient, documenting the history, vision and refraction.
2. Our Low Vision Aids clinic examines and dispenses low vision aids to patients of retinal
degeneration and dystrophies like retinitis pigment and Age related macular degeneration.
Department of Nursing Assistants:
These nursing assistants and operating room technicians are
trained in house to assist the ophthalmic surgeon in performing
various ocular surgeries and maintaining operating room asepsis.
India , thee are approximately 120 lakh blind in both eyes
and 80 lakh blind in one eye , which is about one fourth of
the total blind population of the world . This means 14.9
out of every 1000 people in India are blind compared to just
3 per 1000 in the developed countries. Blindness in most cases
is avoidable that is, either preventable or curable. Of the
120 lakh blind, approximately 103 lakh are curable by relatively
simple operations, unfortunately yet they remain uncured.
About 96 lakh persons suffer from cataract which can be cured
by a simple operation. Seven lakh of India's population suffering
from corneal blindness, mostly children in their early childhood,
can be cured by corneal transplantation.
An air-conditioned library with 775 books with number of national
& International journals, audiovisual system, internet
facility is open twenty four hours. The library is kept updated.
To make full use of all these, regular medical discussions
complete record of all patients right from the inception of
the hospital is maintained by medical record department with
ICD coding of the diseases. This helps in research and understanding
the disease. Being situated in rural area, the epidemiological
surveys will be conducted to understand the incidence and
prevalence and risk factors of various diseases and treatment
of curable blindness.