Department of Ophthalmology

Background History

The eye ward was established in ward 9 & 10 in Yangon General Hospital in 1908 under Lt. Colonel Cormack (M.D, F.R.C.S.E, I.M.S) as ward in- charge. In 1965,Yangon Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Hospital (100 bedded) was founded in No.67, Signal Pagoda Road, Dagon Township, Yangon. In 1993, Yangon Eye Hospital became an independent entity in No.30, Nat Mauk Road, Tamwe Township, Yangon.

In 1972, Postgraduate School of Ophthalmology was established for Diploma in Ophthalmology (2 year) training. The principal was Dr. Ko Gyi who was also a part-time Professor of Surgery. The first batch of M.Med.Sc (Ophthalmology) was started in February, 1981. In 1985-86, Postgraduate School of Ophthalmology came under University of Medicine (1), Yangon as Department of Ophthalmology. The first professorial chair was created in 1986. Dr.Med.Sc (Ophthalmology), a doctorate course, was started in January, 2002.

Department Heads

No Name Graduate From – To
1 Lt. Colonel Cornack M.D, F.R.C.S.E, I.M.S (1908-1939)
2 Dr. Chan Taik M.B(Cal), D.O; D.O.M.S, D.T.M&H (1939-1952)
3 Dr. Ko Gyi M.B.,B.S, D.O, F.R.C.S (May 1952-1974)
4 Professor Myint Thein M.B.,B.S, D.O, F.R.C.S (May 1974-11.12.1991)
5 Professor Than Aung M.B.,B.S, D.O, F.R.C.S (12.12.1991-31.12.2004)
6 Professor Daw Myint Khine M.B.,B.S, D.O, M.Med.Sc (19.1.2004-16.12.2006)
7 Professor Tin Win M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc, Dr.Med.Sc, Dip.Med.Ed (5.2.2007-to date)

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