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Ophthalmology

Introduction:

Ophthalmology is one of the important allied surgical specialty subjects in the MBBS curriculum. As a General Physician or Specialist in any branch of medicine one may come across certain eye problems/diseases. A good understanding of common ocular problems & those associated with certain systemic disorders is required at undergraduate level. Ophthalmology is comparatively difficult subject at under graduate level and is taught in 3rd. & 4th year, MBBS. Although clinical orientation is started from the very first day with names and terminologies being used in basic subjects and the correlations of all the basic subjects with Ophthalmology, specially Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Community Medicine.

Main teaching of the subject is covered in 4th year MBBS, when lectures and clinical classes in ophthalmology are started, and students start seeing real patients in Gulab Devi teaching hospital during their clinical rotations. Full emphasis on teaching is in fourth year as s this is the year when students have to appear for their final ophthalmology exit exam. No student can grasp sufficient understanding and knowledge on the subject, unless he /she start learning it from the beginning.

The course of ophthalmology is designed to match the importance it  has, at under graduate level, to make them able to identify , diagnose & empirically manage common ocular problems & diagnose & refer certain grave ophthalmic situations to appropriate tertiary ophthalmic center for further management.

Mission Statement:

The Department of Ophthalmology has for aim to make accessible the best standards in eye care services to people of all classes and affordability. It also has for mission to provide specialized training in Ophthalmology with a variety of courses including undergraduate programs for doctors, ophthalmic technicians and even postgraduate and post-fellowship programs for doctors.

Vision

Al-Aleem Medical College Gulab Devi Teaching Hospital Eye department envisions providing specialized treatment in dedicated sub-specialty clinics for all patients with the aim of prevention of blindness.

Prospective developments:

  • Completion of the Diagnostic clinic
  • Ophthalmic and allied courses
  • Low Vision Clinic
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Department Goals:

  • To impart the learners most updated clinical knowledge in Ophthalmology.
  • To equip them with high level of professional competence.
  • To help them excel in education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in Ophthalmology.
  • To start postgraduate program in Ophthalmology DO, MS, FCPS.
  • To inculcate research culture in the ophthalmology department.
  • To provide state of the art evidence based innovative health care in all fields of Ophthalmology.
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