After several years of conducting eye camps, OWT set up its own specialized state-of-the-art eye hospital in Ottapalam. Ottapalam Eyecare Hospital (OEH) is a premier eye care institution set up with the assistance of Comtrust Eye Care Society in Kozhikode. It is a centre for specialized cataract and glaucoma care.
The hospital, commissioned in March 2011, was started with experienced doctors and paramedical staff with the aim of bringing international standards in eye care to the poor free of cost, and to others, at affordable rates. It has all facilities for treatment of common causes of blindness such as cataracts, retina problems, glaucoma etc.
The equipment required to extend specialized community eye care to the region has been sourced from leading global manufacturers and thus the hospital uses modern eye imaging, diagnostic and surgical eye care technology.
The various facilities and services offered by the hospital at present include:
Outpatient services and catering for emergencies / inpatient services – including day care beds
Two Operating Theatres and Refractive Surgery Centre
Vision Care Centre providing Optometry services including fitting of contact lenses and spectacles
Scans : A-Scan, B-Scan
Glaucoma / Squint / Neuro Ophthalmology / Cornea
The hospital is run by a highly qualified, experienced and dedicated team of eye specialists supported by an efficient and committed team of support staff.
Presently three full time specialists are attached to the hospital :
Dr. Joe Philip
DO, DNB, FRCS
MBBS, DNB, FICO
Dr. Mary Joseph