The hospital is one of the very few institutions in the country where experts in their respective specialties manage different eye diseases. Following sub-specialties have been established at Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital:
a. Cornea and Refractive surgery
This department is equipped with most modern diagnostic and surgical equipment like Specular Microscope, Computerized Corneal Topography, Anterior-segment photography, Pachymtery, Excimer Laser etc. Over 850 corneal transplants have been performed so far. It also offers Radial Keratotomy, Photorefractive Keratotomy etc. This department also runs a subspecialty fellowship course for one year.
b. Retina and Diabetes
|This department has facilities for Posterior Vitrectomy, Retinal Reattachment Surgery, Air Fluid Exchange, Argon laser, Endo laser, Fundus Flouresceine Angiography and Electrophysiological tests. Large number of patients with retinal problems including diabetes is treated here. Well-trained and experienced staff provides excellent services to patients.
c. Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
This is one of our very busy departments. It deals with all sorts of pediatric issues ranging from Squints to congenital childhood diseases. It has the support of the first Orthoptics clinic in the country. This clinic has also trained four Orthoptists and is running a one-year course for Orthoptists. A well equipped low vision clinic also supports this department. It has portable Keratometer, an air Tonometer Forced Choice Preferential looking and other necessary equipment to diagnose various childhood diseases.
The Glaucoma department runs a very busy clinic. Supported by Humphrey Field Analyzer and retinal Tomograms, it is dealing with all types of Glaucoma's. Early detection and timely treatment is the aim of doctors working in the clinic.
e. Orbit and Oculoplastic
Tumors and other lid problems are very serious and difficult to manage. This department lead by an experienced Oculoplastic surgeon deals in cases of ocular tumors and patients requiring Lid/ Orbital surgery. Treating eye cancers in time has saved many lives.
Recently started subspecialty deals with diseases of the Nasolacrimal system in which the common problem is that of watering of the eye due to blockage of tear ducts.
g. Contact Lens Clinic
This service has been recently provided and patients can now have contact lenses within the hospital on reasonable rates.
i- Low Vision Clinic
This unique service in the country deals with those patients who cannot be treated either medically or surgically but they still have residual vision, which can be made use of by the help of special glasses and other low vision aid. Supervised by a senior Ophthalmologist it has a counselor and two Optometrists. It also makes low cost low vision aid devices indigenously.