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                   The  Govt. Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College was started in   1986. Foundation stone was laid by late Sri. Rajiv Gandhi, the then prime minister in 1987. MCI recognition was got in 1996.  
             
          Our First Ophthalmic ward was opened by Sri K. KAMARAJ NADAR, Chief Minister on 20-10-1956. 
Our Hospital is the tertiary care centre for the surrounding 4 districts.      
 
           The Ophthalmology department functions in a separate block accommodating the Outpatient/Inpatient and Operation Theatres. We have 2 Major operation theatres and one Minor operation theatre.
 
           We see around 35,000 outpatients per year and operate on more than 4000 patients per year.
 
            We have trained faculty for Cornea, Oculoplasty, vitreo retinal surgery, low vision aids, and Medical Retina.        We perform surgeries on all 6 days a week. The surgeries performed are for Cataract (SICS /Phacoemulsification), Keratoplasty, Oculoplasty, Anti glaucoma Surgeries and Surgeries for Peadiatric cataract, and Retina.
 
           We have Special Clinics for Glaucoma and Nd YAG Laser for doing laser iridotomy and capsulotomy. We screen for Retinopathy of Prematurity for infants in NICU and screen for diabetic retinopathy in the diabetic outpatient department.
 
We have Green Laser to treat for retinal diseases (ROP and DR). Being a tertiary care centre with super specialty hospital we attend to number of Trauma and Neuro-Ophthalmology patients.   
2 seats of MS Postgraduates joined in our department from the year 2017.
 
 
OUR DEPARTMENT PAST HOD
 
 
  1. PROF DR M.C. PALANI
  2. PROF DR A.K. RAGHU
  3. PROF DR M KARUPPUSAMY
  4. PROF DR S SOZHAMADEVI
 
 
 
 
II.ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
DEPARTMENT GIVES TRAINING TO UNDER GRADUATE STUDENTS:
 75 days clinical posting & 100 hrs of theory classes for prefinal year MBBS Students are
handled by Department faculty.
1. 100 hours of theory class.
2. 75 days clinical classes
                    a. students are taught to examine the patients and make clinical diagnosis and to       
                        present the case. 
                    b. Observe surgeries in operation theatre.
3. GROUP DISCUSSION on every Friday.
4. We are conducting 3 Symposium for pre-final year students.


SPECIAL ACADEMIC:

CME: Our department conducted CME on Comprehensive Ophthalmology on 22-6-2016.
We conducted quiz programme for undergraduates and gave prizes to first three team winners.
C.R.R.I:
     All undergraduate students undergo training in Ophthalmology during their internship for 15 days. Once in a week we have group clinical discussion about interesting case .

 
NURSING STUDENTS:
     Diploma & Bsc nursing students are attend eye OP for their clinical Posting.
     Theory classes are also taken by department faculty on Tuesdays and Fridays.
 
LIBRARY:
     A spacious and furnished library with books and journals are available in our department.
 
 
DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY- CME

1.Our departmental Continuing medical education – COMPREHENSIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY ON 22-6-2016 at  conference hall in PMSSY auditorium with 10 credit points.





 The following lectures were given by Faculties and enlightened us:
  1. The Mirror of the Mind –Community Ophthalmology –Dr. Elangovan
  2. The Slow Robber- Glaucoma                                          -Dr. Maheshwari
  3. The Hidden Blindness-Retinal disease                          -Dr. Rajasekar
  4. The Unbound Galaxy – Eye and Brain                           -Dr V.R.Vijayaraghavan
  5. The Sunshine and Rainbow
      – Newer developments in treating visual impairment  - Dr. Parthiban
  1.  The Focusing Wonder Lens -                                                       -  Dr. Ezhilvendhan
     Hands on training of Fundus examination for post graduates in Medicine, Paediatrics and Psychiatry department was conducted with power point presentation by our HOD.

 
Our respected DEAN Sir, DEAN- Dharmapuri medical college, Project Director, Deputy M.S inaugurated our CME.     
 
 
       QUIZ PROGRAMME was conducted for the under graduate students and after  final round, first three prizes were distributed:
First prize was Titan watch with Momentos,
Second prize was Pen drive with Momentos,
                                                      Third prize –Momentos.


2. Another CME regarding ROP WAS CONDUCTED ON 13/10/18
 
Our District blindness control society and departmental Continuing medical education and training
programme for –RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY ON 13/10/18 at conference hall in PMSSY 
auditorium with 2 credit points. 
Our District Collector, Our respected DEAN Sir,  Project Director, RMO,
JDHS, District Programme Manager inaugurated the CME. The following lectures were given by Faculties and enlightened us:

 

 
Tamil thai vazhthu was sung by Blind students from Shevapet blind School and prices were given by our respected collector to the students. Hands on training were given to the Ophthalmologists from Nine districts. 
 


III. RESEARCH
A CURRENT RESEARCH:
  1. A study to evaluate the associated systemic risk factors in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with clinically significant macular oedema.
  2. Role of FFA in Non Diabetic Macular diseases.
 
 
 
 
B. PUBLICATION BY FACULTIES:
 
1. DR R THENMOZHI:     INCIDENCE OF OCULAR AND SYSTEMIC ASSOCIATIONS WITH
     CONGENITAL PTOSIS, ITS MANAGEMENT AND COMPLICATIONS FOLLOWING   
     PTOSIS SURGERY- ORIGINAL ARTICLE, JEMDS/Vol 5/issue 6/Jan 21,2016.
 
 
 
2. PROF DR S SOZHAMADEVI, DR R THENMOZHI:    SODIUM BICARBONATE BUFFERED 
     LIGNOCAINE AND HYALURONIDASE MIXED LIGNOCAINE FOR OCULAR ANAESTHESIA IN
     CATARACT SURGERY – A COMPARATIVE STUDY.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
IV DIAGNOSTIC ACTIVITIES
  1. BEDS
Total No of Teaching beds required:      40
                 TOTAL AVAILABLE                      40
 
NUMBER OF UNITS AND OP DAYS
Number of Units in the department:       1
OP DAYS    : MONDAY  TO  SATURDAY
 
 

SPECIALTY CLINICS 
S.NO SPECIALITY CLINICS DAYS
1 GLAUCOMA CLINIC WEDNESDAY
2 SQUINT CLINIC SATURDAY
3 CORNEA TUESDAY
4 RETINA CLINIC THURSDAY AND  FRIDAY
5 NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY CLINIC SATURDAY
6 OCULOPLASTY CLINIC MONDAY
 
 
 

CMCHIS 
Around 600 patients were benefitted by CMCHIS .The Surgeries we done under this scheme were :
 
  1. Congenital Cataract
  2. Trabeculectomy for Glaucoma
  3. Lid Reconstruction for Tumours, defect in eyelid- trauma.
  4. Keratoplasty.
  5. Evisceration / Enucleation with Orbital Implants.
  6. Green lasers for Diabetic Retinopathy.
  7. Orbitotomy.
  8. Strabismus surgery-2 muscle/3 muscle.
  9. Inj. Methyl Prednisolone for Optic Neuritis.
  10. Ptosis surgery.
  11. Vitrectomy
  12. Intra vitreal injections.
 
 
 
 
 
EYE DONATION
A. WHOM CAN DONATE EYE?
1. Anyone from the age of one, There is no age-limit for donating the eye.
2. People using spectacles and those diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension can donate their eyes.
B. WHOM SHOULD WE CONTACT TO DONATE EYES?
1. Eyes need to be removed within six hours after death
2. so it is important to get in touch with your nearest eye bank at the earliest.
C. PLEASE REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING: 
                                 1. Keep the eyes of the deceased closed and covered with moist cotton.
                                 2. Switch off the ceiling fan, if any, directly over the deceased person
                                 3. If possible, apply antibiotic eye drops periodically in the deceased’s eyes to reduce the chance of any infection.
                                 4. Raise the head of the deceased by about six inches, if possible, to reduce the chances of bleeding at the time of
                                      removal of the eyes
                           
 D. WHO CANNOT DONATE THEIR EYES?
1. Death due to unknown causes.
2. People who die due to infections such as rabies, syphilis, infectious hepatitis, septicemia, and AIDS, cannot donate.
 E. CAN A PERSON WHO IS BLIND DUE TO RETINAL OR OPTIC NERVE DISEASE  
     DONATE HIS EYES?
Yes, provided the cornea of the donor is clear.    
 
F. FOR EMERGENCIES, MORE DETAILS AND TO PLEDGE YOUR EYES, PLEASE CONTACT:
0427- 2210674
GMKMCHOSPITAL, SALEM.



OP/IP CENSUS-  2016 – 2018
YEAR                         OP CENSUS                   IP CENSUS
MALE FEMALE CH TOTAL MALE FEMALE CH TOTAL
2016
 
14,822
 
14,137
 
1932
 
30,891 1491
 
2020
 
03 3514
 
2017 18579 15448 2618 36645 1625 2139 12 3776
2018
 
19029 17860 2542 33916 1599 1965 19 3383
 
 
 
 
 
 
 














OT & LASER CENSUS – 2016 -2018
YEAR SURGERY                  LASER THERAPY
MAJOR MINOR GREEN LASER YAG LASER
2016 3044 235 66 262
2017 3751 519 264 338
2018
 
 
3234 659 310 339
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



























 
 

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