B.P. Koirala Lions Centre for Ophthalmic Studies
Prof. Ananda Sharma
B.P. Koirala Lions Centre for Ophthalmic Studies has been established under the umbrella of Institute of Medicine with the mission of to improve the eye health status of people of Nepal by providing comprehensive eye care through training of component, compassionate, caring and socially responsible ophthalmic workforce sensitive to the needs of both individuals as well as of large population groups living in urban and rural areas by collaborating with all stakeholders. With service as the supreme priority, the centre has yet another equally important purpose of producing highly skilled ophthalmic human resource determined to fight against blindness. The struggle of the centre to minimize blindness does not remain confined to the national territory only as the centre trains ophthalmic manpower for many other developing countries as well.
The postgraduation education in ophthalmology at the centre aims to produce specialized medical professionals for nations which are struggling to come to terms providing eye care services to their people. Apart from developing models for prevention of blindness from ocular trauma at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, the centre also aims to serve as a resource centre for collection and dissemination of information and knowledge through library, museum, instrumentation and documentation facilities.
Since the establishment of BPKLCOS in 1996, the main mission of is BPKLCOS is Education, Service & Research. Today, in 2019 Tribhuvan University’s department of ophthalmology and BPKLCOS are a proud alma mater of 144 Ophthalmologists, close to 100 optometrists, several thousand of medical and nursing graduates. There are rare examples of a single department of any medical institute having trained such large percentage of health professionals in any specialty of health science for the entire country. Many of the eye health departments and institutions in Nepal and abroad are headed by our alumni and we take pride in our alumni and their contribution in mitigating blindness. This centre has trained students from 7 countries and our alumni are working in more than 15 developing and developed countries.
Our faculty members and undergraduate and postgraduate students are being actively involved in clinical research and they have published around 100 articles in the international and national peer review journals. Multiple projects under the grant of NHRC, UGC, RECON, WHO and IRB have been conducted at BPKLCOS.
BPKLCOS has got a great privilege of being a part of the tertiary level hospital and well recognized subspecialty centers. We are also proud that we all belong to Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University. I would also like to appreciate Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj Medical
Campus(MMC) T.U. Teaching hospital, Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular &Transplant Center (MCTVC) and all faculties members and staff of the departments for their coordination and joint efforts for patients care and research activities.
1. Out Patient Services
2. In-Patient Services
3. Community EyeServices
4. Ophthalmic Surgeries
5. Sub-speciality Services
6. Ophthalmic Diagnostic Services
7. Ophthalmic Laboratory Services
8. Emergency Eye Services
9. Day Care Surgery
10. Inter Disciplinary Services
11. Extended Hospital Services
12. Optical Services
Sub-Speciality Services (Clinics)
• Cornea Clinic
• Glaucoma Clinic
• Retina Clinic
• Uveitis Clinic
• Orbit &Oculoplasty Clinic
• Pediatric Ophthalmology Clinic
• Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinic
• Orthoptics Clinic
• Contact Lens Clinic
• Low-Vision Clinic
Ophthalmic Diagnostic and Clinical Services:
Ophthalmic Biometry &Visiometry
Ophthalmic Ultrasound Service
Corneal Topography Service
Ophthalmic Laboratory Service (Microbiology, Hematology, Biochemistry, Immunology Tests)
Ophthalmic Laser Services (Diode, Argon, Yag Laser)
Ophthalmic Coherence Tomography (OCT)
HumphreyVisual Field Test/HRT, Goldman Perimetry.
Electrophysiology Service (VEP/ERG)
• MBBS program
• Bachelor in Optometry program
• MD- Ophthalmology program
• Periodic: MDGP, MD & DM Neuromedicine, MD Paediatrics, BN & MN Program
BPKLCOS has a grateful patient population of over a million and half people who have received eye care and over 100,000 who have received surgeries. It has provided services to105,734 patients including 2973 ocular surgeriesin the fiscal year 2074-75.
The OPD attendance for the fiscal year 2065-2066 was 74,210. The centre provides various speciality services from special clinics in its out patient department. The data of patient care provided are as follows.
General OPD: 74,210
Retina Clinic: 483
Uveitis Clinic 119
Cornea Clinic 20
Paediatric Clinic 15655
Glaucoma Clinic 284
External Ocular 322
Apart from those the centre provided its services through extended hospital service by its private clinic community ophthalmology service for needy people of rural community.
Private Clinic 6853
Community Service 12722
Community Operation 635