This Department is located in the NRI General Hospital, OP No-6. Daily 70-100 patients attend to OPD. Monthly around 60-80 operations are being done. We perform Cataract Surgeries with Intra Ocular Lens Implantation, Antiglaucoma Surgeries, Squint Surgeries and Oculoplastic Surgeries. Operation Theatres are well equipped with modern instruments. Paediatric Ophthalmology & Medical Retina Clinics are also available. The Ophthalmology Department is actively taking part in Community Eye Health Services. NRI General Hospital is a recognized Hospital by W.H.O sponsored Vision 2020 Program of Government of India.
Under this program our department is coordinating and working together with Community Medicine Department of NRI Medical College, in conducting Free Eye Screening Camps and School Health Programs for children (for Screening Cataracts for IOL Implantation Surgery) in rural and tribal under served areas of Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh.
Under this program we conduct 2-3 Free Eye Screening Camps in a month in which roughly 1000 – 1500 people are screened for various Eye diseases. Roughly 100 – 150 free Small Incision Cataract Surgeries with Intraocular Lens Implantation are performed in a month. It also includes cases selected through “Kanti Velugu” Programme implemented by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. Post Graduate, Under Graduate and Paramedical Ophthalmic Technicians are being trained in our Department. We are having wet lab for PG teaching and hands on training. Department of Ophthalmology of NRI Medical College & General Hospital is fully equipped with high-end equipment which includes OCT, Laser, Glaucoma Screening Equipment, AB Scan and Slit Lamps with Video Monitor which are useful for Training and Research.