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The Department of Ophthalmology at Kisubi Hospital aims to deliver all aspects of ophthalmic care to the patients and the public.

The goal of our eye care specialists is to eliminate the suffering caused by eye disorders, by providing the highest quality of medical and surgical eye care for patients. The department offers the full complement of services, including:

  • Screening and treatment for common eye diseases — cataract, glaucoma and diabetes-related eye problems
  • Spectacle and contact lens prescriptions
  • Evaluation of patients who may have visual loss or complaints but do not know the diagnosis

Our multi-disciplinary expertise ensures care for not just primary disorders of the eye but also eye problems related to other systemic diseases like diabetes, thyroid disorders, autoimmune conditions, stroke, etc. Many eye problems are related to certain medical conditions and being a multi-specialty hospital, we refer patients to other specialties for evaluation and comprehensive, multi-disciplinary treatment and management.

The Department offers:

  • The department offers:

        • Highly qualified Eye care specialists and support staff
        • Day care services
        • State-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic technology
        • 24*7 emergency services (for cases of contact with chemicals or eye injuries)

    The following procedures & treatment options are provided:

    Eye care service schedule

    We have a daily outpatient clinic that runs 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month


General Eye Check-up

The Department of Ophthalmology provides general ophthalmic care, which includes routine eye examinations, and medical care for all types of conditions of the eye and the surrounding structures. Patients are screened for specific ocular problems and, if necessary, referred to the appropriate specialty services. The general ophthalmology services also offer a daytime clinic for emergent eye problems, diagnosis, care and consultations.

Our state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities, which enable ideal patient treatment options, include:

  • Automated perimetry
  • Color vision testing
  • Visual field testing
  • Pachymetry to measure corneal thickness, an important risk factor
  • Intraocular pressure measurement (applanation tonometry)
  • Frequency doubling perimetry
  • Heidelberg retinal tomography (HRT II)
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  • Optic disc and fundus photography
Refractive Errors

Slight alterations in vision should never be neglected. It’s very important to get eye examinations by trained ophthalmologists and optometrists, employing advanced equipment. Uncorrected refractive errors can lead to impaired development of vision in children, as well as amblyopia or lazy vision and squinting of eyes.

Refractive errors are of 3 types:

Myopia or short-sightedness: In myopia the rays of light coming from a distant target get focused at a point in front of the retina. Glasses or contact lenses with a minus power are prescribed to focus the image onto the retina.

Hyperopia or long-sightedness: In hyperopia the rays of light coming from a distant target get focused at a point behind the retina. Glasses or contact lenses with a plus power are prescribed to focus the image onto the retina.

Astigmatism or cylindrical power: In astigmatism the rays of light coming from a distant target cannot focus at a single point on the retina. Doctors prescribe lenses of a different curvature to focus the light onto the retina.

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Kisubi Hospital provides treatment for an extensive range of pediatric eye problems, such as sight-threatening conditions like pediatric glaucoma, cataract and congenital opacities of the cornea. It also provides comprehensive treatment options for the management of squint, double vision and other disorders of eye alignment and movement, management of amblyopia or lazy eyes, refraction in young children using eye drops (cycloplegic refraction), as well as general eye problems, such as eye sores, allergic conjunctivitis and lumps on the eyelids (stye and chalazion).

The department is composed of two units. These include the out patient clinics & the in- patient wards/ unit.