Orbit is the bony cavity enclosing the eye. The orbit can be the seat of tumors that cause protrusion of the eyeball (proptosis). The lacrimal system drains tears into the nose and could be the site of chronic infection (dacryocystitis). These and several other diseases are managed by a group of dedicated full time Consultants. Around 1400 surgeries are performed every year in this Department. The Department also offers a two-year Fellowship Programme for Ophthalmic Post-Graduates.
Facilities The Department is ably supported by a well-equipped Ocular Pathology Department.
There are two full-time skilled Ocularists to make customized artificial eyeshells to rehabilitate patients who have lost an eye due to various reasons.