Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital and Research Centre
Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital and Research Centre
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Overview

IGEHRC Lucknow, Affordable Eye Care Hospital

The facility, spread over more than 40,000 square feet, offers 150 eye beds, including an air-conditioned day care facility, air-conditioned suites, single and double rooms, non air-conditioned single, double and four bedded rooms, general ward and outreach in-patients wards. The multi-disciplinary super speciality hospital is fully equipped with the latest equipment - comparable with the best in the world - to diagnose and treat every eye disease under one roof.

 


Specialities

IGEHRC Lucknow, Affordable Eye Care Hospital

The hospital has the following Speciality and Super-speciality Clinics:

  • Cataract and General Ophthalmology: Cataract is the most common cause of blindness universally and it takes a single surgical procedure to gift the patient his vision. The aim of this clinic is to cater to the largest volume of patients so that preventable blindness can be cured. In keeping with the latest technology available for cataract surgery, the clinic’s state-of-the-art surgical procedure relies on the best Phaco machines and Foldable lenses that require 2.8 or 3 mm incisions. The clinic has four doctors, 12 AOs and two dedicated Operation Theatres with two tables. On average, 50-70 surgeries are performed every day. The clinic is planning to introduce the next generation Multifocal and Toric lenses as a part of treatment in the near future.
  • Glaucoma: Glaucoma, the second most common cause of blindness universally, is often misdiagnosed or under-diagnosed in the clinic’s service area. The clinic aims to provide quality clinical care and patient satisfaction while ensuring that appropriate investigations are advised and carried out in time, and laser, medical or surgical treatment performed. The latest diagnostics such as OCT, Humphrey, Fundus Photography are available as are investigative tools such as Slit lamp, Applanation tonometer, Gonioscope, CCT, HFA and YAG-Laser.
  • Cornea: This clinic manages the cornea outpatient department, performs corneal as well as cataract and emergency surgeries, and manages postoperative cases. It is fully equipped - using advanced tools such as Slit Lamp, Keratometer and CCT - to perform medical treatment of Cornea-related, Ocular trauma and Ocular surface surgery, and handles 30 patients a day on average. One of the challenges that the clinic faces is the poor status of eye banking in UP. On the anvil is the establishment of an eye bank so that the clinic can then undertake Corneal transplants; also planned to have Lasik machine for Refractive surgery.
  • Paediatric: IGEHRC is the only hospital in the region that offers full-fledged Paediatric eye care services; not surprising since eye surgeries for children require exceptional expertise and are time-consuming. Another challenging aspect of Paediatric eye care is that, unlike in adults, treatment must be provided immediately because the child’s optical system is still forming and delayed treatment can result in permanent eye damage. The service was inaugurated in August 2009. All fields of eye care - Cataract, Glaucoma, Retina, and Cornea are addressed. Approximately 20-25 children are treated a day and 20 surgeries performed a month.
  • Retina-Vitreous: The clinic uses clearly defined protocols and top-of-the-line facilities for investigative modalities to treat Retina-vitreous cases. Advanced Retina -vitreous surgery is performed in all fields such as Retinal detachment, macular hole surgeries, Sub Retinal Fibrosis Removal. The clinic is staffed by two Doctors, two Optometrists, four OAs, one Counsellor and attends approximately 75-80 patients per day while performing 30-35 retinal surgeries per month. State-of-the-art instruments used by the clinic include 3D OCT, Double frequency YAG laser, Diode laser, Angiography and Videography system, 3D B scan, advanced Retina-vitreous system in the Operation Theatre including a top-of-the-line model Accurus, and 3D slit lamps and Videography system.

    Future focus areas for the clinic include Diabetic Retinopathy, high myopics, retinopathy of prematurity, and age related macular degeneration.
  • Low Vision: The Low Vision clinic, established under VISION 2020, a global initiative to eliminate needless blindness, is targeted at patients whose impaired vision cannot be restored through conventional treatment such as medication or surgery or spectacles. This clinic provides patients with a range of low vision aids to assist in better vision.

Support Services

  • Laboratory
  • Refraction Department
  • Counseling Department
  • Bio Medical Department
  • Medical Records Department
  • Maintenance Department (Electrical, Plumbing, Civil and Carpentry)
  • Fire Alarm and Fire Fighting Equipments
  • Housekeeping Department
  • Security Department
  • Food and Diet Services
  • Transport Department
  • Optical Shop
  • Pharmacy

Manpower

The hospital is staffed by 10+ doctors, 62 Ophthalmic Assistants (OAs) or nurses and 10 administrative and support staff.