|Professor & Head||Prof Rajpal|
|Dr. Rohan Chawla|
The unit provides services for effective diagnosis, treatment and also research in Vitreoretinal diseases, and Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
The unit has contributed considerably in the field of vitreoretinal diseases, especially diabetic retinopathy, vein occlusions, central serous retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, ROP, trauma etc. With a huge range of latest investigative and treatment tools like microperimetry, wide-field digital fundus angiography, video angiography, high resolution ocular coherence tomography, lasers, photodynamic therapy, PASCAL laser, MFERG etc, the unit continues to provide excellent ophthalmic care to patients.
The unit is engaged in cutting edge modern vitreoretinal surgery with the use of wide angle viewing systems, 23G/25G small gauge sutureless vitrectomy, modern surgical microscopes and other advanced vitreoretinal surgery equipment that have revolutionized surgery techniques and have outcomes comparable to best in the world. We operate on complex retinal detachments, tractional retinal detachments, giant retinal tears and macular disorders with high quality surgery and excellent outcomes.
The unit is a notable referral center for screening, laser treatment and surgery of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), an important cause of childhood blindness in premature babies. A project in collaboration with Sightsavers currently aims to develop multiple regional centers of ROP in India and spread ROP awareness.
Active research is ongoing on stem cells for use in retinal degenerative diseases and macular hole surgery. The unit also actively engages in collaborating with ocular pharmacology and ocular biochemistry to study various retinal diseases in animal models.