The Department of Ophthalmology started functioning as a part of Kasturba Hospital in the late 1950s with two doctors. The department started conducting outdoor camps to control blindness after it was associated with the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind (RCSB).
Kasturba Hospital, Manipal was one of the first institutions to practice Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme in camps in the 1980s and later successfully implanted intraocular lenses in camps.
The clinical facilities include Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Squint, Oculoplasty and Uveitis services.
The core competencies of the Department of Ophthalmology are:
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”
Dr Poornima Baliga B
Pro-Vice Chancellor (Health Sciences)
Individual departments under KMC are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure for research and clinical experience.
The areas of research include clinical neurology, emergency neurology, Electrophysiology.
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