Salakyathantra is one of the eight branches of Ayurveda which includes the diseases of head and neck. The department offers teaching and training modules in Ophthalmology. Oto-rhino laryngology and dentistry. Minor surgeries and para-surgical procedures are conducted in mini operation theatre - which includes chedana karma, lekhana, bhedana, jalookavacharanam, sirovedham, kuttanam, prachanam. In the OP section other procedures like anjanam, achjothanam, sekam, karnapooranam, epilation etc. are done. Variety of cases attended in the OP section with the aid of instruments such as ophthalmoscope, otoscope, tuning form, slit lamp, bull's eye lamp. Dark room for refraction is also set in the hospital. In the IP section, tharpanam, putapakam, nasyam, siropichu, sirovasthi, sirodhara, etc. are done. Clinical training is regular and the department has records of successfully treating RP, Glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, sinusitis, myopia, headache, optic atrophy, nasal polyps etc. The department has a collection of charts, models and specimens. The department has a research credit on chronic supportive Otitis media (poothikarna).
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