The Ophthalmology Department of the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University is a multi-functional unit, which includes eye health care, teaching, scientific research and prevention of blindness. It has an independent ward and operation room. The Ophthalmology Department is becoming a Regional Consultation Center for eye disease. The influence of specialists’ research work ranks second in Northwestern China. At present, the Ophthalmology Department has formed its own characteristic specialties, which includes:
1. Cataract (Day Surgery Center):Ph.D. & M.D. degree discipline.The Department routinely carries out phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation with 1.8mm and 2.2mm coaxial microincision, and we have much more experience in implantation of various refractive lenses, as well as various complicated and congenital cataract. Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) to treatment of high myopia is also a routine surgery in the Department.
2. Medical & Surgical Retina: M.D. degree discipline. Diabetic retinopathy center of China Lifeline Express. We have wide range of diagnostic modalities including wide-angle imaging, FA/ICG, OCT/OCTA and multifocal ERG. Around 2,000 cases of intravitreal injection of anti-VEGFs (bevacizumab, ranibuzumab, conbercept and aflibercept) were performed per year. The surgeries we routinely perform include minimal invasive scleral buckling and 23G/25G/27G vitrectomy using noncontact wide-angle surgical system for macular disease, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, ocular trauma, inflammation and so on. We have spearheaded in many areas of vitreoretinal disease in northwestern China.
3. Glaucoma:Ph.D. & M.D. degreediscipline.We focus on the early diagnoses and course monitoring of glaucoma. We also carry out: the compound trabeculectomy, implantation of aqueous humor drainage device, nonpenetrating trabeculectomy, laser iridectomy, slective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), transscleral cyclophotocoagulation, high frequency ultrasound ciliary body angioplasty (UCP) and so on. Furthermore, we have a lot of experience in the treatment of refratory glaucoma (such as neovascularization glaucoma, secondary glaucoma and late glaucoma).
4. Optometry Center：Our center had Zeiss VisuMax®femtosecond laser, Alcon WaveLight®FS200 femtosecond laser and EX500 excimer laser system for refractive surgery. As one of the national key monitoring sentinel units of orthokeratology safety, proposed in “the 13thFive-year Plan” project, and the northwest strategic cooperation center of Euclid Systems Corporation (United States), we are committed to establishing the prevention and control system of juvenile myopia.
5. Corneal and ocular surface diseases: M.D. degree discipline. We focus on the diagnosis and treatment of intractable and rare cases of corneal and ocular surface diseases. Supported by our own eye bank, we have carried out various corneal transplant surgeries including Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) and penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) and traditional lamellar keratoplasty (LK).
In addition, the Ophthalmology Department is a model department for residents training in the hospital. The academic conference " Chang’an Symposium of Ophthalmology (CSO)", which is organized by the Department, has formed as a regional brand academic activity. Prevention of blindness is well done, and we are a member of the ShaanxiBlindness Prevention Group.