University Medical and Dental College is home to one of the premier centers of the region to study ophthalmology and patient care. We are dedicated to improving the treatment of eye diseases and preventing blindness.
We receive tens of thousands of patients at our outpatient clinics each year and provide a comprehensive and coordinated eye care, covering all the ophthalmological specialties. With respect to Faisalabad, our department is unique in that it provides our patients with the convenience of all the ophthalmic diagnostic services integrated into the outpatient clinics.
It is our mission to eliminate suffering from eye disease in our region. We do this by providing highest quality medical and surgical eye care for patients, seeking new knowledge and treatments for eye diseases through rigorous research, and preparing the next generation of ophthalmologist and optometrists to do the same.
Thank you for visiting our web page. We hope it will help you learn more about our department, whether you are an established patient with us, someone seeking eye care, a potential student, resident, or fellow, or just interested in our eye research. Please don't hesitate to contact us if we can provide you with more information.
With best wishes,
Prof. Dr. Aamir Ali Choudhry MBBS, FCPS
University Medical & Dental College
Head of Department, Ophthalmology
The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has a long history of providing outstanding care to our patients. The University Medical and Dental College (UM&DC) was made on a foundation laid down by a dedicated ophthalmology hospital, back in the 90’s, by the name of Madinah Medical Center. It used to provided free of cost eye care to deserving patients of the region and continues to do so at a much larger scale now as a vital part of UM&DC.
In order to accommodate the overwhelming turn out of patients on day to day basis, The Department of Ophthalmology has a dedicated area for outpatient clinic composed of 20 rooms, separate from the Outpatient Clinics of all the other departments. This dedicated space includes a diagnostics corridor lined with a number of rooms accommodating our vast range of diagnostic machinery like B scan Ultrasonography, Optical Coherence Tomography, Fundus Camera, IOL Master, Galilei Corneal Tomographer, Keratometer, Autorefractometers, Octopus Visual Field Analyser, A-Scan, Air Puff Tonometer as well as a range of orthoptic machinery and instruments. We have four separate rooms dedicated for objective and subjective refraction as well as evaluation of our refractive surgery patients. There is a suite for minor operations as well as separate rooms for Yag Laser and Argon Laser all within the ophthalmology clinic
Ophthalmology clinic area and main reception are adjacent to the hospital information and patient financial services desk on the same floor. Upon check-in at the main reception desk the patients are directed to the waiting area. There are 4 exam rooms including a separate room for vitreo-retina. Each room has a team of consultant, medical officer and resident to provide best possible care to our patients.
We have developed these facilities with a soul purpose to provide excellent patient care as well as the best possible training to our residents.
University Medical College eye specialists are ranked among the finest in the region at diagnosing and treating eye diseases. Patients from all over the country as well as from different areas of the world come to ophthalmology department to be treated by our staff. We provide the following specialty services.
We are the pioneers of highly advanced corneal surgical procedures like penetrating keratoplasty and lamellar keratoplasty for corneal diseases. All these surgeries are being done free of cost to our non-affording patients with donations received from around the world. We also perform corneal collagen cross linking in our patients diagnosed progressive keratoconus.
We are proud to claim that our department is a pioneer in medical and surgical retina in Faisalabad as well as the region. Our highly skilled team of surgeons along with the state of the art machineries provide vitreo-retinal facilities to a big majority of posterior segment patients. We are experts in surgical management of diabetic retinopathy, trauma involving posterior segment, Macular Hole surgery, Retinal Detachment surgery and more.
Our team of skilled medical and surgical team work together to treat some of the most complicated glaucoma patients and help them save their sight.
We go the extra mile to acquire the most sophisticated technology to provide the variety of options best suited for those of our patients who wish to get rid of their spectacles.
Uveitis, Inherited Eye Diseases, Neuro-ophthalmology, Oculoplastics, Strabismus, Vision Rehabilitation and Low Vision Aids.