Dr.A.S.N Samarasinghe, Consultant Eye Surgeon
The Department of Ophthalmology provides inpatient and outpatient eye care services for the hospital’s catchment area in Uva province.
Dedicated operating theatre is available for this department with an aim of offering prompt operative care. In year 2012, 41423 patients were seen at the eye clinic and it was an increase of 47% compared to 2009 and this has been made possible by conducting clinics from Monday to Saturday [ 6 days a week] and through the dedication of medical staff with the enthusiastic guidance of the consultant eye surgeon.
As the requirements continued to grow in volume and complexity during past years, the unit went through a number of upgrades during last few years to meet the expanding requirements. These upgrades, including eye clinic being moved to new spacious building, and contribution of dedicated, experienced team of consultant, medical officers and the supportive staff of the unit have ensured the maximum patient care to the community.