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Profile - Phacoemulsification

Education Centres
    Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai
 
Eligibility Criteria: Qualified practicing Ophthalmologist with MS / DO degree from recognized university with 3 years experience in IOL surgery.
No. of Positions: 2 per batch
Duration: 1 month
Starting Date: First of every month
Medium of Instruction: English
Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Haripriya
No. of Cases given : 20
Started Year 2005

Cataract Clinic: Centre for Advancement in Cataract Services

This is the largest cataract department in the world and is dedicated to excellence in cataract services. It is run by a team of senior consultants who work with junior consultants, long term fellows and residents along with trained paramedical staff including refractionists and counsellors. The state-of-the-art facilities available include higher end phacoemulsification systems, Zeiss Visulas YAG II plus laser, digital slit lamp photography unit etc

Course objective

Aravind Eye Care System has trained thousands of ophthalmologists worldwide in IOL microsurgery by conventional ECCE and SICS techniques. To keep pace with current and future trends Aravind is now conducting a short term training programme in phacoemulsification for practicing ophthalmologists. The aim is to train candidates in phacoemulsification surgery as well as in the maintenance of phaco machines.

Highlights of the Course
  • Aravind - Alcon centre for surgical advancement
  • Aravind has partnered with Alcon to offer a state of the art wetlab facility which provides phacoemulsification training on animal eyes. Candidates will have exposure to the phaco machine at the centre prior to performing real time surgery.
  • Access to various standard and high end phaco machines and foldable IOLs
  • Structured classes on the maintenance and servicing of phacoemulsification machines and their accessories.
  • Surgeries supervised by senior instructors until surgeon gains confidence to perform independent surgeries
  • Post operative review of cases by senior consultants.
  • Various video assisted lectures including Phaco Dynamics, Phaco Techniques, Newer Phaco Technologies, Phaco in Challenging Cases, Newer IOLs etc
  • Maintenance of case records for future personal use
  • Updated library and video bank
Course Schedule
  • 1st week: Observing Phaco and performing SICS
  • 2nd week: Phacoemulsification Step surgery under supervision
  • 3rd & 4th week: Independent surgery and instructions on phaco machine maintenance by faculty from Aravind's Instrument Maintenance Department

Accommodation

Accommodation will be provided for the selected candidates based on their request.Candidates posted in Madurai center can stay at Inspiration trainee’s hostel. For candidates selected for other centers, accommodation is available at postgraduate hostels.

For Madurai: Please click here to view the information about tariff and other details of the trainee’s hostel (Inspiration).

For Tirunelveli, Coimbatore & Pondicherry - Rs.3,000/month (for National candidates)- USD 120/month (for International candidates)

Food

Food is served at the hostel itself and includes break-fast, lunch and dinner (local Indian menu). On Sunday only breakfast will be provided. However there are number of good restaurants located within walking distance. Food expenses are separate and can be paid at the Hostel mess on a monthly basis

Mode of Payment

Selected candidates will be intimated by e-mail, the payment should be made either in the form of demand drafts, drawn in favour of "Aravind Eye Hospital" payable at "Madurai" or through online. International candidates can pay the course fee through wire transfer. Once paid fee is non-refundable

Admission/How to apply

  • Applicants are requested to download the application forms from our website http://www.aravind.org/ and send the completed form along with the copy of the ophthalmology certificate to Course Coordinator by email.
  • If you have difficulty in downloading the form, you can contact the course coordinator to get the forms by email. (See contact info.)
  • Status of the application form will be intimated two- three weeks after the receipt of the application form.

    Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli
 
Eligibility Criteria: Qualified practicing Ophthalmologist with MS / DO degree from recognized university with 3 years experience in IOL surgery.
No. of Positions: 2 per batch
Duration: 1 month
Starting Date: First of every month
Medium of Instruction: English
Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Sivakumar
No. of Cases given : 20
Started Year 2005

    Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore
 
Eligibility Criteria: Qualified practicing Ophthalmologist with MS / DO degree from recognized university with 3 years experience in IOL surgery.
No. of Positions: 2 per batch
Duration: 1 month
Starting Date: First of every month
Medium of Instruction: English
Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Kalpana
No. of Cases given : 20
Started Year 2005

    Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry
 
Eligibility Criteria: Qualified practicing Ophthalmologist with MS / DO degree from recognized university with 3 years experience in IOL surgery.
No. of Positions: 2 per batch
Duration: 1 month
Starting Date: First of every month
Medium of Instruction: English
Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. R. Venkatesh
No. of Cases given : 20
Started Year 2005