Ophthalmology

Academic Departments

Programs

Welcome to the Ophthalmology Department Clinics

GENERAL INFORMATION:

How to reach us:

 

Phone Number

Direct :24141713

Fax Number

24144560

Location

First Floor

Contact Person

Receptionist Clerk ( for appointments & referral tracking)

Clinic Hours

8:00 a.m.-12:00p.m ( regular patients)

12:30 p.m.-2:30p.m ( special procedures)

 

 

Our referral system:

S.Q.U.H is a referral-based hospital and all referrals are received in the reception area. Patients will be screened by Trained Ophthalmologists and accordingly the decision will be taken:

  1. Regular cases such as cataract appointments will be given.
  2. Ward referrals, will be seen.
  3. Emergencies will be seen immediately.
  4. Appointments by telephone, patient Medical Record Number & contact number will be taken and patients will be contacted  after 12 p.m.
  5. Appointment by Fax will be given and re-faxed.

Please Note:

*  All ocular emergencies will be accepted if:

  1. Referring physician speaks directly to on call Ophthalmologist to discuss the case and confirm acceptance, then:
  2. Completed referral form is sent to the OPD.
  3. Patient is sent with written report of ocular findings.

For better  and quick services our clinics require complete referral letters that include all the information necessary to determine the action to be taken, besides the name, bleep number of the referring physicians.

 Student Teaching:

 Undergraduate Clinical Programmes

The main objective of the course run by the Department is to introduce medical students to ophthalmology and to provide them with core information which will allow them to recognise, diagnose and manage common diseases of the eye and the adnexa. Particular emphasis is laid on awareness of the most frequent blinding diseases and the largely preventable and curable disorders of the eye, such as cataracts, glaucoma, trachoma, diabetic retinopathy, trauma and congenital anomalies.

 

Pre-clerkship Programme

In the preclerkship programme, the Department teaches modules of ocular disorders to 12–14 medical students per session for two days a week for nine weeks every year, followed by a clinical examination. The students are exposed to different clinical cases in the Eye Clinic and encouraged to examine and present the cases. They also need to keep a record of clinical and practical skills learned during their rotation in a log book and in their electronic patient record.

 

Junior Clerkship Programme

In the junior clerkship programme, students are divided into two groups, spending seven working days in SQUH and eight working days in Al-Nahda Hospital. During the first half of their rotation, they have five modules on the following topics: red eye, trauma, visual loss, diplopia and pupillary reactions. In the second half, the students rotate again in the Department, but by then they should have completed five modules and only necessary revisions are made.

 

Postgraduate Programme

The residency programme in ophthalmology was launched in 2009 under the umbrella of the Oman Medical Specialty Board. The most important theoretical courses offered to residents are: Paediatric Ophthalmology; Corneal External Disease; Retinal Diseases; Optics & Refraction; Neuro-Ophthalmology; Glaucoma; Cataracts; Oculoplastic Procedures; Uveitis; and Phacoemulsification (short course).

 

Staff Teaching:

Training events are documented in the organigrams.

- Clinical:

Daily morning meetings: meeting at 08.00 h in the morning on ward Blue 4 for all doctors, head technicians of OPD and head nurse of the ward.

-Announcements by HOD, overview for OPD activity by head technician, report from the ward and OT-list for the day.

daily admission rounds: meeting at 8:30h on the ward Blue 4 for the ward doctors and the senior

-Wednesday grand rounds: meeting at 8.00h on the ward Blue 4 for all medical staff to see all the adult and child in-patients.

- Theoretical:

Regular departmental CMEs at 8:00 am are being conducting throughout the year except for Ramadan and Eid holidays with documentation of attendance.

National CME's: 

National Continuing Medical Educations. 

Ophthalmic Nursing Care Course:

Once a year a course in Ophthalmic Nursing Care ( 20 hrs) is run by the Ophthalmology Department.

The course aims to provide participants with:

1- Knowledge of the structure & function of the eye.

2- Theoretical & practical experience in common ocular conditions and processes including pharmacology.

3- Strategies for management and ophthalmic nursing care.

4- An understanding of the needs for patient education & compliance with topical and other medications.

Currently this program is on hold awaiting approval of qualification.

In order to pass, each participants has to present a case study, demonstrate practical skills and take part in an oral examination, covering the theoretical contents discussed.