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Biratnagar Eye Hospital

 Website: http://www.erec-p.org

 Phone: +977-21-436360  Email: beh@erec-p.org   

 Local address: Atithi Marg, Rani mills area,  Biratnagar-17, Morang, Nepal.

 Information  about Eye Hospital :

Since its start in September 2006 Biratnagar Eye Hospital has progressed into an eye hospital widely recognized for delivering affordable high quality eye care services to the economically poor and under-privileged people of the community.

 Aim And Objective:

  • To contribute to the achievement of V2020 goals through elimination of avoidable blindness by providing sustainable eye care service and improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities thus contributing to poverty alleviation in Nepal
  • Strengthening and providing of comprehensive quality eye care services, CBR and ear care services in Koshi, zone in eastern Nepal

 Coverage Area: Koshi Zone.

 Available Services :

     Outpatients services

     General Examiation      

  • Visual Acuity
  • Direct- and indirect ophthalmoscopy
  • Slitlamp (gonioscopy, funduscopy, applanation tonometry, optic disc morphometry)
  • Depending on the findings during examination patients may be sent for minor procedures, admitted or referred for subspecialty consultations to the respective clinics.
  • For vision examination, refraction with computerised refractometer  and prescription of spectacles
  • For patients with severe chronic eye infections
  • to determine the most effective medicine
  • Nd YAG Laser capsulotomy to remove posterior capsule opacification (PCO) Artificial eyes (Prosthesis)
  • on the use of medicines
  • on available services

     Refraction Services

  •  For vision examination, refraction with computerised refractometer  and prescription of spectacles

     Laboratory Facilities

  • For patients with severe chronic eye infections
  •  to determine the most effective medicine 

     Other OPD Procedures

  •  Nd YAG Laser capsulotomy to remove posterior capsule opacification (PCO) Artificial eyes (Prosthesis)    

     Dispensing of Medicines & Spectacles

     Counseling

  • on the use of medicines.
  • on available services.

     Paying Clinic 

     Sub-specialties Services

     Retina

Special focus on Diabetes: High blood sugar damages blood vessels of the body. Retina vessels are particularly sensitive. Diabetic retinopathy can lead to severe visual impairment and retinal detachment. Therefore early treatment is the only way to preserve the sight.   

    

      Retinal Diagnostic and Treatment available:

  • Diagnostic A-SCAN & B- SCAN.
    If media opacities hinder a proper fundus examination this assessment is done in order to evaluate the posterior segment of the eye.
  • Fundus photography.
  • Digital Fluorescein Angiography (FFA) & Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)
    Photography of the retina with a dye to study details of retinal blood vessels.
  • Retinal laser.
    for treatment of diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, retinal break and retinal detachment.
  • Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation.
  • Laser procedure for Glaucoma treatment.
  • Visual acuity testing for children (CAT, LH-Test).
  • Orthoptic services.
  • Evaluation and provision of glasses in refractive error.
  • Evaluation and treatment of amblyopia.
  • Evaluation and provision of low vision devices.
  • Free distribution of vitamin A capsules to children with xerophthalmia.
  • Post-operative follow-up on children after cataract surgery.
  • Detailed corneal ulcer work up and management.
  • Corneal ulcer scraping facility with Gram’s stain and KOH mount.
  • Culture and Sensitivity facility.
  • Free admission of corneal ulcer patients in corneal ulcer ward.
  • Tissue adhesive and Bandage contact lens application.
  • Patients with severe cornea scarring undergo cornea transplantation.
  • Intensive regular follow-up of patients after cornea transplant.
  • Cornea Cross-Linking.
  • Specular microscopy.         

     Pediatric

     Cornea

     Glaucoma

       Glaucoma is a chronic disease leading to blindness if not treated in time and on a regular basis. Equipment to detect glaucoma:

  • Tonometry.
  • Visual field testing with Humphrey Field Analyzer.
  • Nd YAG Laser iridotomy for glaucoma treatment.             

     Contact Lense Services

     Orthoptics Serivices 

     Low Vision

       Patients with low vision are advised on the use of visual aids, like special spectacles and magnifiers.             

     Ear Services

     Ear care services started on 3rd April 2013.

  •  Ear examinination.
  •  Audiometry.
  •  Joint eye & ear camp.
  •  Ear surgeries.                

     Community Based Rehabilitation Programme:

Biratnagar Eye Hospital commenced Community Based Rehabilitation CBR) Project for incurable blind in 11 Village Development Committees (VDCs) with a population of 222,193 in Morang district from May 2013. The 6 members of CBR workers providing the following services:

         ·  Survey the population.

         ·  Orientation and mobility training.

         ·  Vocational training.

         ·  Networking with other organizations.

     Eye Health Education:

  • Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHV).
  • Maternal Child Health Worker.
  • Mothers Group.
  • School Teachers.
  • Drug Retailers.
  • Camp Organize.r
  • Traditional Healers.
  • Every fortnightly eye health education program and jingles are aired on F.M. radio program.
  • Post-graduate MD Residents training for 1 months.
  • Optometry Students clinical training for 3 weeks.
  • Eye Health Worker training. 

     Human Resource Development & Training:

  • Anterior Segment Fellowship.
  • Vitreo-Retinal Fellowship. 

     Outreach services:

  • Diagnostic, Screening & Treatment (DST) camps.
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Camp.
  • Pediatric Camp.
  • Work Place Camp.
  • Surgical eye camp in remote areas.
  • School Screening Camp.
  • Tele-Ophthalmology Service.s
  • Eye Care Centres (ECC) at

            o   Bhojpur

            o   Terhathum

            o   Rangeli

            o   Inaruwa

 

     Future Plan:

  • Further improvement and expansion of existing services.

 

Data in 2016

OPD: 3,59,787

Surgery: 61,291

   

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