Ocular Trauma and Emergency Department
The emergency department consists of an emergency clinic, emergency ward and operation room. The emergency department serves as seven days and 24 hours of medical services. The equipment in the emergency clinic comprises 10 slit photographs, one echography device, four outpatient beds, and different outpatient examination devices. In the emergency clinic, we visit about 500-700 patients. We admit about 10-15 patients with different medical diagnoses with different surgical procedures including primary repair of eyelid and globe lacerations, different keratoplasty methods, vitrectomy, complicated cataract procedures, and visual rehabilitation. If there is any emergency eyesight jeopardize, the patient could seek every day/every hour ophthalmic emergency services in this department.
Emergency ward constitutes more than 40 beds, consisting of infectious and trauma ocular examination rooms.
Finally, in the operation room (a well-equipped ophthalmic operation room), we are ready to serve different surgical interventions in the field of ocular trauma and emergency. Emergency operation room has equipped with six surgical beds, six advanced surgical microscopes, four advanced vitrectomy devices, three advanced phacoemulsification devices, intraoperative laser and cryopexy devices and one CXL (collagen crosslinking) device (especially for keratitis and corneal ulcers). We have also advanced devices for the anesthesia if needed. Many sophisticated surgical procedures, including repair of eyewall laceration, anterior segment reconstruction, keratoplasty, and vitrectomy are done by our academic professors. The mean time of residence in Iran is about one week after a surgical procedure, although, usually we can discharge the patient the day after surgery and visit him/her 4-5 days later.
Eye diseases that we can commonly manage include:
Eye trauma, with different manifestations: including globe rupture and laceration and later rehabilitation and any post-surgical complication; please bring every document related to your disease when attending Farabi Eye Hospital.
Ocular infections: including different corneal ulcers possibly needing keratoplasty techniques, endophthalmitis possibly needing vitrectomy procedures; please bring every previous document or history when you are visiting Farabi Eye Hospital.
Emergency department academic members:
1. Seyed Ali Tabatabaei, Retina Surgeon (Head of the Department)
2. Mohammad Soleimani, Cornea surgeon
3. Ali Asghar Ahmad Raji, Retina Surgeon
4. Bahram Bohrani, Retina Surgeon