Ophthalmology Department of MMC gets 12 new equipment – Mysuru Today
Prime News, Karnataka, Medical Equipment, Mysuru, September 13:- The Department of Ophthalmology of the Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMC&RI) dedicated more than 12 new equipment and felicitating those secured gold medals in Ophthalmology at Meeting Hall in K R Hospital here on Monday (September 13).
Dr C P Nanjaraj, Dean and Director of Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, who addressed a press conference at the Mysuru District Journalists Association office at Agrahara here on Saturday (September 11) said, “Every day, at an average more than 500 people not only from Mysuru district but also from the neighbouring districts visit the department. We have been doing around 5,000 cataract surgeries every year. Up to 40 cataract surgery per day, a majority of which is done by phacoemulsification plus foldable intraocular lens implantation which cost around Rs 30,000 outside. Apart from these surgeries we also perform Corneal transplant, Trabeculectomy, Dacryocystorhinostomy/dacryocystectomy, Pteryguim excision and autografting and Oculoplasty and squint surgeries. All these surgeries are done free of cost to the patients. These procedures will cost around Rs 25,000-30,000 if done outside. To perform all these surgeries we have a team of 10 well qualified enthusiastic, experienced compassionate ophthalmologists.”
Briefing about uses of newly dedicated equipment, Dr K Satish, Head of Ophthalmology Department said, “Oertli Posterior Vitrectomy and phoco machine from Switzerland which costs about Rs. 50 lakh is used for retinal surgeries, Ziess Nd YAG laser capsulotomy from Germany used for posterior capsulotomy and iridotomy Zeiss Humphrey field analyser which is also from Germany is used for glaucoma evaluation, Zeiss Operating microscope with XY coupling and HD camera from Germany is used for all surgeries, Digital tonometer from Finland is used for glaucoma evaluation.”
Eye Bank receives Rs 40 lakh
. “We have an eye bank attached to our department which collects eyeballs from donors and the same is used to perform corneal transplant surgeries. The eye bank has received a grant of Rs 40 lakh from NPCB this year,” said Dr Satish.
“Our postgraduate students have brought laurels to the department and MMC&RI by their performances in the examinations conducted by RGUHS. We are happy that ours is a post-graduate institute from 1965 contributing dedicated and bright young ophthalmologists to the society. In this regard, we have initiated a programme to honour the best outgoing post-graduate from our institute since 2016. Every year, the topper in ophthalmology from our institute is honoured with a medallion and certificate of merit,” added Dr Satish. Dr S Chandrashekar Shetty, Vice-Chancellor, Adichunchanagiri University will be the chief guest.
Dr R Swati, Dr R Raghavendra and Dr Shuhratha Hedge of the Ophthalmology Department were also present. (MR)