DEPARTMENT OF OPTHALMOLOGY

History of Department

Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada, East Godavari District was established in the year 1958, with an intake of 100 Undergraduate students per year, which has been enhanced to 150 students from 1999.

Department of Ophthalmology, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada has started way back in 1958 at the Old Hospital Building which is adjacent to the New building at present. It was started with 2 Units in Ophthalmology in the Head Quarters Hospital which was upgraded to General Hospital by the Government on 14.10.1959 to serve as a Teaching Hospital attached to Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada.

The department was subsequently expanded to 3 Units . Dr.D.K.Rao Chair of Ophthalmology Unit(III Unit) was started from the year 1982. Each Unit has 30 Beds. Total Bed strength is 90 beds.

Presently department is situated in the newly constructed Ophthalmology Block with one Male Ward, one Female Ward, 1 Special Male Ward, 1 Special Female Ward, 1 Male Postoperative ward, 1 Female Postoperative Ward, Twin Ophthalmic Operation Theatres and one Minor Operation Theatre, Postgraduates Seminar Hall , Library, Museum, Research Lab, 2 Clinical Demonstration Rooms for Undergraduates and Postgraduate Students Vet Lab. The OPD is located in main O.P.building of the Hospital adjacent to ENT and Dental OPDs.

The following eminent personalities Headed the department.

S.No.

Name of the Professor & HOD                       

Period

1.

Dr.N.Venkata Rama Reddy

1961-65

2.

Dr.Sundara Rama Sarma

1966-72

3.

Dr.N.Bhindu Madhava Rao

1972-76

4.

Dr.Rayaleswara Rao

1976-77

5.

Dr.C.Rama Krishna Rao

1977

6.

Dr.P.V.Reddy Naidu

1978-79

7.

Dr.Sundara Rama Sarma

1980-83

8.

Dr.S.Venkateswara Rao

1983-85

9.

Dr. C..Mangaiah Sarma

1985-90

10.

Dr.S.Venkateswara Rao

1990-97

11.

Dr.K.N.Chinnayya Rao   

1997-2000

12.

Dr.O.Bhanumathi Devi

2000-2001

13.

Dr.K.Sudhakara Reddy

2001-2004

14.

Dr.V.Suryanarayana

2004-2005 

15.

Dr.K.Srinivasa Rao

2005-2009

16.

Dr.V.Murali  Krishna

2010 – till to date

Postgraduate Diploma course was started in 1972 and Postgraduate Degree in 1977.

3 (three) M.S. and 3 Diploma students were getting admitted per year till the year 2009.

It has been enhanced to six (6) Postgraduate Degree M.S. and one (1)Diploma from the year 2010-11 under Dr.N.T.R.University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada.

It has been enhanced to eight (8) Postgraduate Degree M.S. and one (1)Diploma from the year 2017-18 under Dr.N.T.R.University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada.

Para Medical Ophthalmic Assistant Trainees batch was started 2003. 5(five) students are admitted per year.

In addition for the above Academic activities, we are attending Visually Handicapped Certificate Camps for visually challenged persons who are attending OPD, Govt.General Hospital, Kakinada and various places of East Godavari District for certificate which in co-ordinated with Sadaram, DRDA., East Godavari District.

HOD and Faculty Details

Name

Address

Phone No

Email ID

Dr.V.Murali Krishna

 

B2, Sundara Srinivasa Apartments,
D.No. 8-11-12, Gandhi Nagar, Kakinada – 4.

09866222154

muralikrishnavalluru@gmail.com

Dr. P. Viswamithra

F3, Iswarya Dhamam,Near GPT Mehar Nagar,Kakinada.

8978247708

viswamithra20@gmail.com

Dr.B.V.Satyanarayana

3-223, Road No.2
Gangaraju Nagar, Valasapakala
Kakinada.

9246692387

beevee1961gmail.com

Dr.Ch.M.Subrahmanyeswara Rao

5-144/3,
Santhosh Nagar,
Vakalapudi,
A.P.S.P. Post,
Kakinada-5.

9346499289

drchmsrao@yahoo.co.in

Dr.P.V.Prasad

H.No.1-15-31,
Bhanugudi Junction,
Sriram Nagar,
Kakinada.

9866358077

pvprasad25@gmail.com

Dr.B.Trimurthulu

A-6 Quarters,
RMC Quarters,
Rangaraya Medical College Campus, Kakinada.

9440204456

trisuj@yahoo.com

Dr.V.Shyam Savith

H.No.1-14-12,
Flat No.204,
Sankar Towers
Apartments,
Sriram Nagar,
Kakinada.

9440271653

savithshyam@gmail.com

Dr.B.Ushalatha

D.No.4-279/3,
Gowthami Nagar,
Behind 3 APSP
Kakinada – 5.

8125983530

ssraush@gmail.com

Dr.P.V.Prasad

H.No.1-15-31,
Bhanugudi Junction,
Sriram Nagar,
Kakinada.

9866358077

pvprasad25@gmail.com

Dr.B.Trimurthulu

A-6 Quarters,
RMC Quarters,
Rangaraya Medical College Campus, Kakinada.

9440204456

trisuj@yahoo.com

Dr.V.Shyam Savith

H.No.1-14-12,
Flat No.204,
Sankar Towers
Apartments,
Sriram Nagar,
Kakinada.

9440271653

savithshyam@gmail.com

Dr.B.Ushalatha

D.No.4-279/3,
Gowthami Nagar,
Behind 3 APSP
Kakinada – 5.

8125983530

ssraush@gmail.com

Teaching facilites

Undergraduate Teaching Programme:
  • Theory classes - 8 A.M. - 9 A.M.
  • Clinics- 9 A.M. - 12-00 P.M.
Postgraduate Teaching Programme:
  • Every day from 2 PM– 4 PM
  • Every Monday and Thursday case presentation by Postgraduates
  • Every Tuesday and Friday Seminars by Postgraduates
  • Every Wednesday Group Discussions
  • Every Saturday Journal Club/Guest Lecture.

Academic Achievements

Year wise OP, IP. & Surgeries Statistics of Department of Ophthalmology of Government General Hospital, Kakinada. For the Years 2015 to 2017.

YEAR

OUT PATIENTS

IN PATIENTS

SURGERIES

MAJOR

MINOR

TOTAL

2015

52247

2435

1372

1168

2540

2016

53962

1400

1001

538

1539

2017

51473

1159

867

696

1563

C.M.Es, CONFERENCES, WORK SHOPS AND TRAINING PROGRAMMES CONDUCTED AND ATTENDED AT DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, RANGARAYA MEDICAL COLLEGE, KAKINADA FOR THE YEAR 2017.
  1. Conducted C.M.E. on "Role of OCT in Diagnosis of Macular Diseases" at department of Ophthalmology, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada on 24.1.2017 by Dr.R.Meher Tej, Consultant in Vitreo Retinal Services, Nayana Eye Care, Kakinada.
  2. Conducted C.M.E. on "Retinal Colour Coding" at department of Ophthalmology, Rangaraya Medical College, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada on 26.2.2017 by Dr.R.Meher Tej, Consultant in Vitreo Retinal Services, Nayana Eye Care, Kakinada.
  3. Conducted C.M.E. on "Keratoconus" at department of Ophthalmology, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada on 22.3.2017 by Dr.Madhu Uddaraju, Consultant in Anterior Segment, Sri Kiran Eye Institute, Kakinada.
  4. Conducted C.M.E. on "Congenital Glaucoma" at department of Ophthalmology, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada on 13.4.2017 by Dr.V.Murali Krishna, Professor & HOD.
  5. Conducted C.M.E. on "Angle Closure Glaucoma" at department of Ophthalmology, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada on 15.6.2017 by Dr.B.V.Satyanarayana.
  6. Conducted C.M.E. on "POAG" at department of Ophthalmology, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada on 21.7.2017 by Dr.Ch.M.Subrahmanyeswara Rao.
  7. Conducted C.M.E. on "Recent investigative Modalities in Cornea" at department of Ophthalmology, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada on 18.8.2017 by Dr.P.Viswamithra, Professor.
  8. Conducted C.M.E. on "Corneal Ulcer" at department of Ophthalmology, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada on 23.9.2017 by Dr.P.Viswamithra, Professor.
  9. Conducted C.M.E. "Hands on Surgical Programme" at department of Ophthalmology, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada on 17.11.2017 & 18.11.2017 by Dr.Teja, Dhupam, Retina Specialist.
  10. Conducted C.M.E. on "Cornea" at department of Ophthalmology, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada on 21.1.2018 by Dr.Madhu Uddaraju, Consultant in Anterior Segment, Sri Kiran Eye Institute, Kakinada.
  11. C.M.E. on "Multi Modal Systemic treatments in Vitreo Retinal Disorders" on 11.2.2018 in Association of Department of Ophthalmology, Rangaraya Medical College and Alberta International Eye Care Hospital, Kakinada.
Guest Speaker – International Faculty:
  1. Dr.Mark Greve, Vitreo Retinal Surgeon,
    University of Alberta, Canada
C.M.E PARTICIPATED:
  1. Participated in C.M.E. on Glaucoma by GSI at Sarovar Portico, Kakinada on 5.3.2017.
  2. Participated in C.M.E. on Cornea Update by VOA at Hotel HEDGE, Visakhapatnam on 12.3.2017.
  3. Participated in C.M.E. on Retina Update by VOA at Hotel HEDGE, Visakhapatnam on 19.3.2017.
  4. Participated in Dr.N.T.R. UHS., Zonal C.M.E. at Regional Eye Hospital, Visakhapatnam on 7.5.2017.
  5. Participated in C.M.E. on Glaucoma Evaluation and Treatment at G.R.Reddy Eye Hospital, Tadepalligudem on 16.7.2017.
  6. Participated AIOS ARC P.G.Programme by Sun Pharma ay Hyderabad on 28-9-17 to 30-9-17.
  7. Participated in C.M.E. on Cornea and Refractive Surgeries at U.V.S.M.Hospital, Palavelli Resorts, Palakollu on 3.9.2017.
  8. Participated in 36th Dr.P.Ranga Reddy Annual C.M.E. Programme at Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital, Hyderabad from 3.10.2017 to 9.10.2017.
  9. Participated in C.M.E. on Retina Updates at G.R.Reddy Eye Hospital, Tadepalliguden on 17.12.2017.
WORK SHOPS ATTENDED:
  1. Attended Work Shop on Research and Methodology by Dr.Krishna Babu, Professor & HOD of S.P.M. at Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada on 20.11.2017 & 21.11.2017.
CONFERENCES ATTENDED:
  1. Attended National Conference at Jaipur from 16.2.2017 to 19.2.2017.
  2. 3rd Andhra Pradesh Ophthalmological Society State Ophthalmic Conference held at Amaravathi from 13th to 15th October, 2017.
Paper Presentations:
  1. Study of Retinal Changes in Pregnancy induced Hypertension in patients attending Tertiary Eye Care Centre - Dr.Gnana Vineela, Korla, Postgraduate
  2. A Clinical Study of Oculomotor Nerve Palsy – Dr.V.Sowjanya, Postgraduate
  3. A Clinical Study of Ocular Manifestations in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitis – Dr.P.Anil Kumar, Postgraduate
  4. A Study on Pattern of Field changes in Primary Open Angle Glaucoma using Humphrey’s Perimetry – Dr.Y.Dhana Lakshmi, Postgraduate
  5. A Study on Etiological and Microbiological aspects of Microbial Keratitis – Dr.A.Sri Monica, Postgraduate
Poster Presentations:
  1. A Typical case of Bardet Biedl Syndrome - Dr.Gnana Vineela Korla Postgraduate.
Postgraduates stood 2nd in State Level Ophthalmology Quiz.
Dr.A.Sri Monica, Dr.P.Tejeswar and Dr.Y.Dhana Lakshmi, Postgraduates

TRAINING PROGRAMMES ATTENDED:
  1. Attended EYE FOCUS P.G.National Teaching Programme from 8.1.2017 to 15.1.2017 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad by Dr.G.U.M.Vara Prasad, Dr.Radhika M Sangam, Dr.K.Gnana Vineela , Dr.P.Ramesh, Postgraduates.
  2. Attended on Zeiss Training Programme for one month at L.V.Prasad Eye Institute 1st May, 2017 to 31st May, 2017 by Dr.P.Anil Kumar, Postgraduate.
  3. Attended Eye PEP 2017 at L.V.Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad from 10.9.2017 to 16.9.2017 by Dr.P.Anil Kumar, Dr.V.Sowjanya, Dr.A.Sri Monica, Dr.K.Gnana Vineela and Dr.Y.Dhana Lakshmi, Postgraduates.
  4. Attended on Zeiss Training Programme for one month at L.V.Prasad Eye Institute 1st November to 30th November, 2017 by Dr.Y.Dhana Lakshmi Dr.V.Sowjanya, Postgraduates.

Research Activities

1)The dissertations of 2015-16, 2016-17 & 2017-18 batches 2015-16 batch:

1

Dr.A.Sri Monica             

Oph.-I unit

A Clinical Study and Microbiological
Evaluation of Corneal Ulcers in patients attending, G.G.H., Kakinada

2.

Dr.V.Sowjanya

Oph. – I Unit

Clinical Study of Occulo motor Nerve
palsy in patients attending G.G.H.,
Kakinada

3.

Dr.P.Anil Kumar

Oph. – II Unit

Clinical Study of Ocular Manifestations
in patients with Type-2 Diabetes
Mellitus at G.G.H., Kakinada

4.

Dr.Y.Dhana Lakshmi

Oph. – II Unit

Detection of Visual Field Defects in  Primary Open Angle Glaucoma patients  using Humphrey’s Automated Perimetry

5.

Dr.K.Gnana Vineela

Oph. – III Unit

Study of Retinal changes seen in
Pregnancy Induced Hypertension in
patients attending Obstetrics and
Gynaecology department at G.G.H.,
Kakinada

2016-17 batch:

1.

Dr.Asmina Meraj

Oph. – I Unit

A Clinical Study on Aetiopathogenesis of Optic Atrophy in Visually Challenged People 

2.

Dr.P.Tejeswar

Oph. – I Unit

A Clinical  Study on  Pterygium  Excision with Conjunctival Autograft  with  Autologus Serum

3.

Dr.K.Amrutha            

Oph.-II unit

A Clinical Study of Fundus changes in Papilloedema and its Management

4.

Dr.Sk.Jamema Dada be

Oph.-II unit

Importance of B-Scan Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Eye and Orbit Diseases

5.

Dr.Radhika M Sangam

Oph. – III Unit

A Study of Blinding Eye Diseases
Muddireddipalli Sangam among Visually Challenged Persons 

6.

Dr.D.Apoorva

Oph. – III Unit

A Clinical Study of various Ophthalmic Diseases in Children Attending a Tertiary Care Center

2017-18 batch:

1.

Dr.P.Deepthi

Oph. – I Unit

Clinical Outcomes of Optical Keratoplasty

2.

Dr.J.Deepthi

Oph. – I Unit

 A Clinical study of Proptosis at Government General Hospital, Kakinada

3.

Dr.B.Sireesha        

Oph.-I unit

Correlation between Autorefractometer and Cycloplegic Refraction with Subjective Acceptance in Children Aged 6-15 Years

4.

Dr.K.Srujana

Oph.-II unit

Correlation of Serum Lipid Profile and Glycosylated Haemoglobin (HbA1C) in patients of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with Diabetic Retinopathy Attending Tertiary Care Hospital, Kakinada

5.

Dr.S.Nirmala

Oph. – II Unit

A Clinical Study on the Outcomes of Primary Pterygium Excision with Free Conjunctival Limbal Autologous Graft(CLAG)

6.

Dr.I.Hari Priya

Oph. – II Unit

A Study on Prevalence of Dry Eyes in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients Attending Government General Hospital , Kakinada

7.

Dr.D.Sowjanya

Oph. – III Unit

Ocular Morbidity Pattern in School Children in Kakinada

8.

Dr.T.Lakshmi Srujana

Oph. – III Unit

 Clinical study on Visual Outcome in Patients Treated for Papilledema

New equipment

S.No.

Name of the Equipment

1.

Slit Lamps with Applanation Tonometer attachment

2.

A-Scan Biometry Machine

Surgical Procedures