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Rural Medical College - Department of Ophthalmology

Introduction

The brave trades where the ordinary man is scared to step” is the spirit of Padmashri Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil. He dreamt of providing basic medical and educational facility to this rural backward and remote area of Maharashtra.

His dream came true in shape of Pravara Rural Hospital and bloomed into Rural Medical College and Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences. With all the state of an art treatment & training facilities, department of ophthalmology, in tune with the original idea is geared into providing comprehensive eye care to the local population mostly consisting of low socio-economic and education background.

Vision Statement - Pioneer in contemporary eye care

Mission Statement- Benchmark in quality eye care

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Distinguished Services

  1. Laser facilities for Diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, PCO
  2. Fundus photography and Fluorescein angiography
  3. Anterior segment photography.
  4. Pachymetry
  5. B-Scan


Speciality Clinics

  • Glaucoma and Neuro-ophthalmology clinic
  • Pediatric ophthalmology clinic
  • Cornea clinic
  • Retina clinic
  • Oculoplasty clinic

    Multidisciplinary Services
    1. Detection of Diabetic and Hypertensive retinopathy with the help of Department of Medicine.
    2. Detection of Retinopathy of Prematurity and Vitamin A prophylaxis programme with the Department of Paediatrics.
    3. Detection of Retinopathy in PIH patients with Gynaecology and Obstetric department.
    4. Screening of HIV patients for Ocular Manifestations at ART Centre.
    5. Management of Polytrauma cases with OMFS, ENT and Surgery department.
    6. Projects with Preventive, Social and Community Medicine department.
    7. Telemedicine

    Research Activities

    • 19/06/2011: CME-Refractive surgeries. Past, present, future.
    • 05/09/2012: Workshop on eye donation and eye banking
    • 17/04/2013: CME on interdisciplinary- diabetic retinopathy
    • 21/07/2013: CME-Cataract surgery update

    Research project completed by Post graduate student are 12 and 12 projects are ongoing. However the faculty is engaged in 2 ongoing projects.

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    Thrust areas of research-
    1. Retinopathy of prematurity
    2. Diabetic retinopathy
    3. Pediatric Cataract
    4. Lacrimal sac surgeries
    5. Squint
    6. Lens induced glaucoma