Our department consists of seven ophthalmic workers including ophthalmologist, optometrist and ophthalmic assistants. These are the professional ophthalmic workers who provide qualitative eye care to patients with their dedication and commitment.
To provide comprehensive eye care to all sections of society by a dedicated team of competent, skilled and committed professionals maintaining patient’s safety through ethical approach.
Every life on this earth has right to see, appreciate the colors and enjoy the beautiful nature. Our vision is to provide quality eye care treatments and prevent avoidable blindness.
Patient Care in Hospital (What We Do)
The team of experienced professionals in Mongar Hospital provides a range of ophthalmic services. We offer both out-patient and in-patient services including emergency services. We have a dedicated team of specialist Ophthalmologists and ophthalmic staff. To enable proper diagnosis of patients, a detailed preliminary investigation is done. The sequential examinations of patients are as follows:
- History taking
- Visual Acuity; both distance and near
- Refraction; both objective and subjective refraction
- Including prescription of glasses
- Other ocular examinations if necessary
- Anterior segment evaluation using Slit Lamp
- Dilatation orders
This preliminary examination is followed by posterior segment (Fundus) evaluation by Ophthalmologist as required. Based on clinical findings and diagnosis of ocular ailments, management is done accordingly.
Referral to JDWNRH is done as required.
- Fundus Eye Camera
A fundus camera is a specialized low power microscope with attached camera. It is optical design is based on the indirect ophthalmoscope. It is used for studying a patient’s retina, to identify retinal changes on follow up or to review retina findings. It is vital for diseases process such as macular generation, retinal neoplasms, choroid disturbances and diabetic retinopathy. It is also used to interpret fluorescein angiography.
- A Scan
A scan is a type of diagnostic test which provides data on the length of eye which is a major determinant in common sight disorders. It is also used to calculate the power of intraocular lens (IOL) implants required for cataract and refractive surgery.
- B scan (Ophthalmic Ultrasonography)
A B scan offers two-dimensional cross-sectional view of the eye as well as the orbit. It is used on the outside of the closed eyelid to view the eye. B scan is most helpful when there is difficulty examining the eye normally. It helps to view the eye structures like lens, choroid, sclera, vitreous and retina. A B scan is helpful in diagnosing retinal detachment
- Slit Lamp
A slit lamp is a microscope with a bright light used during an eye exam. It gives a closer look at the different structure at the front of the eye and inside eye. It’s a key tool in determining the health of eyes and detecting eye diseases. It is used for examining the eye structures, especially the eyelids, cornea, conjunctiva, sclera and iris. It is also used to examine the posterior segment like lens, choroid and retina using 90D lenses.
- Auto Kerato-Refractometer
An auto refractometer is a computer- controlled machine used during an eye examination to provide an objective measurement of a person’s refractive error and prescription for glasses or contact lenses. It is also attached with non-contact keratometry.
It is the procedure eye care professionals perform to determine the intraocular pressure, the fluid pressure inside the eye. It is an important test in the evaluation of patients at risk from glaucoma. Eye pressure is different from person to person. Normal range of pressure is between 12-22 mmHg. People diagnosed with glaucoma have an eye pressure above 20 mmHg.
Lensometer is an ophthalmic instrument used to verify the correct prescription in a pair of eyeglasses, to properly orient and mark uncut lenses and to confirm the correct mounting of lenses in spectacle frames.