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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 299-307

Maintenance and Management of an ophthalmic operation theater in sub-Saharan Nigeria


1 Department of Vitreo Retina, Aravind Eye Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Former Director, Eye Project, Tulsi Chnarai Foundation, Abuja, Nigeria
3 Department of Cornea, Aravind Eye Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Former CEO, Tulsi Chanrai Foundation, Abuja, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Prabu Baskaran
Department Vitreo Retina, Aravind Eye Hospital, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 007, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_84_19

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In today's era, the operation theatre (OT) is like the heart of an ophthalmic hospital set up. The maintenance and management of this sensitive area is quite often missed or not taught during the training period. It becomes imperative to have a sound knowledge about OT maintenance and management, particularly if the set up is located in a remote area with limited resources and all the more it makes sense if an ophthalmologist has to manage the entire set up single handedly. The objective of this article is to meet this requirement. Based on accepted clinical guidelines and our own experience, we have to compiled most of the important aspects of OT set up and maintenance.


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