Out Patient DepartmentOut patient service is provided six days a week from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. A total of 85,784 patients were examined in the outpatient department of Nepal Eye Hospital in the year 2069/70 (July 15, 2012 to July 14, 2013). In procedure room in OPD, a total of 20,695 patients underwent minor procedures like syringing, intraocular pressure measurement, Schirmer's test, blood pressure measurement and dilatation.
In Patient Ward
The 98 bed ward is running in Nepal Eye Hospital and diferrent bed facilities like general, semi private, day care and cabin are available. A total of 2498 patients were admitted in the ward in the year 2069.70 for different surgeries like small incision cataract surgery, dacryocystorhinostomy, trabeculectomy, squint surgery, globe repair, ptosis, and so on.
Operation Theater runs six days a week regularly apart from emergency surgeries.
Refraction department is one of the most busy department in the whole hospital. Refraction plays vital role in ophthalmic care with glasses improving the patient's quality of life beyond measures. Uncorrected refractive errors in childhood may lead to amblyopia and unnecessary visual impairment for life. Uncorrected presbyopia may lead to drop out in certain professions in adult life. Among the total examined patients in the out-patient dpeartment 75% undergo refraction out of which arond 60% have refractive error. Refractive services are available from 9:00 AM till 3:00 PM.
Paediatric and Strabismus Department
A total of 1694 patients were examined in the department of paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus in the year 2069/70. Paediatric and Strabismus clinic runs twice a week on Sunday and Wednesday. 1012 patients underwent refraction (dry and cyclo refraction) in pediatric and orthoptics department among which 532 were male and 480 were female.
Orthoptics department of Nepal Eye Hospital was established in 1974 by an Australian Orthoptist has been serving the country for nearly 40 years. For four decades the orthoptists in this department have been working in close co-operation with ophthalmologists and neurologists. Orthoptists today are involved in diagnosis and management of patients with disorders of binocular vision, amblyopia, and problems with extraocular muscle balance, problems of accommodation ,uncontrolled eye movements –nystagmus. A total of 10,829 patients were examined in orthoptics department.
Low Vision Department
A total of 53 patients were examined in low vision department in the year 2069/70 (15 July, 2012 to 14 July, 2013).
Orbit, Plastic and Lacrimal Department
Orbit and Oculoplasty services are provided twice a week on Tuesday and Friday. A total of 700 patients visited orbit and oculoplastic department in last 6 months.
Department of Retina
A total of 392 old cases were seen in retina clinic.
Department of Glaucoma
A total of 1995 patients were examined in glaucoma clinic from 15th July 2012 to 14th July 2013.
Department of Cornea
A total of 507 patients of corneal ulcer were examined in the cornea clinic in last six months.
A total of 3498 patients had their investigations done.
Outreach activities include cataract screening camps, surgical eye camps and school screening in different parts of the country. In these camps about 10,000 people were benefited in the year 2069/70. From satellite clinic (Baireni, Dhading and Tistung, Makwanpur), about 1800 patients were screened. Similarly, around 3800 patients received eye care services in Kathmandu valley and other districts such as Dolakha, Bhojpur, Kavre, Rasuwa, Dhading, Sindhupalchok and Ramechhap. Around 900 patients screened from the camps underwent free cataract surgery.