Head of Department YBrs. Dr. Jamalia binti Rahmat
Phone 03-26156802/1455
Fax 03-26155511
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The Ophthalmology Department in Hospital Kuala Lumpur came into existence in l946. Since it's humble beginning it has grown to provide specialized ophthalmological services. We currently receive 43,000 outpatients visits and manage an annual workload of 2,300 eye surgeries and 1,860 laser procedures. 

There are currently six subspecialities in cornea, paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, glaucoma, occuloplastic, vitreoretinal, cataract and comprehensive ophthalmology have been established since 1997. The department can provide treatment from comprehensive to tertiary level care. There is a optometry service with subspeciality in paediatric optometry, contact lens, low vision and binocular vision assessment. 

The department is actively involved in training medical students, postgraduate and those with interest in our various subspecialities. Our consultant and specialist are involved actively in teaching, courses and ophthalmological meetings locally and internationally. There is ongoing research to understand the unique aspect of the eye problems faced in our country. 

A new extension is being planned to cope with the increasing rise of clinical services, teaching and research. The new space will be within the planned acute ambulatory care centre being built in the hospital grounds. There will be extra outpatient clinic supported by a new operating theatre for daycare surgery. This will increase our department operating capacity and help cope with the increasing demand to provide quality eyecare to the public. 

VISION

To provide the highest quality and cost effective ophthalmic care.

MISSION

To provide a continuous process to improve clinical care, to meet and exceed patient's needs. To work together through team work and dedication.

1) Outpatient and inpatient treatment for eye patients
2) Diabetic clinics
3) Glaucoma clinics
4) Laser treatment
5) Minor and major ophthalmic surgery
6) Day case surgery
7) Diagnostic facilities -Low vision clinic
8) Contact lens fitting for selected cases
9) Eye bank

 CLINIC SCHEDULE - CONSULTANT OFTHALMOLOGIST

DAY AM PM
MONDAY
DR. JOSEPH
DR. JELINAR
DR. KARUNA
DR. SHAMALA
DR. HAMIDAH


OT
General Clinic
Diabetic Clinic
General Clinic
Diabetic Clinic



OT
General Clinic
Diabetic Clinic
Laser
Laser

TUESDAY
DR. JOSEPH
DR. JELINAR
DR. KARUNA
DR. SHAMALA
DR. HAMIDAH


Pediatric Clinic
OT
General Clinic
Research
Oculoplastic Clinic



Pediatric Clinic
OT
Laser
Research
Oculoplastic Clinic

WEDNESDAY
DR. JOSEPH
DR. JELINAR
DR. KARUNA
DR. SHAMALA
DR. HAMIDAH


General Clinic
Galucoma Clinic
Retinal Clinic
OT
Laser



Administration
Laser
Research
OT
Research

THURSDAY
DR. JOSEPH
DR. JELINAR
DR. KARUNA
DR. SHAMALA
DR. HAMIDAH


Laser
General Clinic
OT
Corneal Clinic
General Clinic



Research
Research
OT
Corneal Clinic
General Clinic

FRIDAY
DR. JOSEPH
DR. JELINAR
DR. KARUNA
DR. SHAMALA
DR. HAMIDAH

 


Pediatric Clinic
Research
General Clinic
General Clinic
OT


Postgraduate Teaching
Postgraduate Teaching
Postgraduate Teaching
Postgraduate Teaching
OT

ACTIVITIES:

1.Outpatient and inpatient eye care including surgery
2.Patient education activities
3.Optometry services
4.Continuing medical education for paramedics, clinical staff and doctors
5.Training for post basic ophthalmic nursing course participants
6.Primary eye care courses for paramedics and doctors outside the eye department
7.Training of postgraduate doctors, those in the Masters in Surgery (Ophthalmology) and those in Masters in Family Medicine
8.Quality assurance programmes -Activities towards attaining ISO 9002
9.Research activities
10.Yearly two week long intensive basic sciences and basic ophthalmology course for those sitting for the primary FRCS, ICO and local masters programme.

OUTPATIENT CLINIC

The clinic is situated at 6th floor, Specialist Complex & Ambulatory Care Centre (SCACC). To be seen here, another doctor must refer patients to this clinic.

CLINIC HOURS :

Elective cases by appointment:
Monday to Friday: From 7.30am

Emergency cases (Casualty Eye Clinic):
Monday to Friday: 7.30 am - 4.45 pm

This eye department is one of the largest units in the government hospital. It has a wide range of general and subspecialities services. Through active participation and hands-on training by our specialists has resulted in an excellent teaching programme for our medical students and postgraduate programme. This is an effective mentoring system for our specialist undergoing training. 

This unit is an accredited training centre for the master students from the various local universities. The specialist training leads to the master postgraduate degree in ophthalmology. Annually we accept to five residents into our basic training programme. 

Besides basic training, the eye department is also provide advanced training to specialists in the various subspecialities namely glaucoma, cornea, paediatric ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgery. 

Doctors such as medical officers on rotation from medical department, family medicine master students, paramedics including student nurses will be guided to improve their knowledge and gain necessary skills required for them to improve their care of eye patients. 

Research in ophthalmology is being done to monitor the prevalence certain eye diseases, to determine the response to treatment, feasibility of trying new modality of treatment and improve the quality care. The research being conducted will be presented in clinical meeting and published in local and international ophthalmology journals.

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