Department of Ophthalmology was started in the year 1991 January. First eye Transplant Surgery in Malabar was at Moulana Hospital
The Dept. was one of the first in Kerala itself to start Keyhole Cataract Surgery (Phacoemulsification). Recently we have introduced the most modern cataract surgery technique with Infiniti PHACO EMULSIFICATION SYSTEM by Alcon which is one of the world’s No.1 phaco emulsification systems for treatment of cataract under the leadership of Dr. MOHAMMED IQBAL MBBS, MS(Ophthal), Fellow Shankara Nethralaya(Phaco), who was Senior consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Aravind Eye Hospital.
The highlights of the procedure include
Very small (2.2 millimeter) incision, no suture required.
No injection or anesthesia required (only eye drops are used for pain free procedure)
Day care walk-in-surgery: No admission required. Hospital formalities,.surgery & discharge all happen in few hours.
100% pain free
Safe for every patient including
Very old age patients
Post cardiac by-pass, post angioplasty, diabetes, COPD, hypertension etc…
No need for stopping ecospirin, clopidogrel or other antiplatelets
There is facility for controlling diabetes prior to surgery after consultation with diabetologist.
Surgeries are done on all days from 9AM to 11.30 AM (except Friday & Sunday)
The surgeries are done under the Zeiss operating Microscope-Germany
The other technological update at our department include TOPCON DIGITAL IMAGING SYSTEM on slitlamp by which the patients can directly visualise and understand their own eye abnormalities live on a computer screen.
We also treat other diseases of anterior segment, ocular trauma, orbit and oculoplasty, cornea, glaucoma, paediatric ophthalmology squint etc..
The screening for glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity is performed routinely. The surgeon also perform LASIK LASER (the treatment for correction of refractive errors) to get rid of spectacles.