M.B.B.S students go through 10-week clinical training in batches. Didactic lectures are also held Notified tests /practical examinations are held periodically. During internship they work in the department for a period of 15 days. They maintain a diary for their clinical work and are trained to perform syringing, tonometry, fundus examination and delivering patient care in the OPD and wards.
Ten seats are available every year for 'three-year MS-Ophthalmology course’. Selection is done by a nationwide entrance examination twice every year in January and July. The department gives excellent Post graduate training in MS Ophthalmology that is achieved by a structured program. The residents are involved in patient care including outpatient and inpatient clinical work and hands-on surgery (observed and assisted). The teaching programme comprises seminars, journal clubs, case presentations. Besides, research dissertations projects are taken as part of the MS curriculum. A fully equipped wet lab helps train the residents on goat eyes in suturing, wound construction and phacoemulsification (using Infinity machine for Wetlab from Alcon). The surgical simulator (Eyesi, VR Magic) simulates the surgical environment and helps residents to enhance their surgical skills in Phacoemulsification and Vitreoretinal surgeries.
The department started B.Sc. course in Optometry in 2015. It is a 3-year course. Five batches of 4 students have been recruited currently into this course and the number of students has been increased to 5 since 2021. The students get trained to handle equipment in their third year and internship both in the out patient department and operation theatre. They also learn how to dispense glasses with the help of the auto lens edger.
The department also gives training to B.Sc OT technology, nursing and emergency medical technology students.Last Updated :11-Sep-2023