As per the guidelines issued by the National Medical Council, students are trained using the competency-based medical education program. Core competencies are focused on with aid of videos and skill lab facilities.
The goal of the teaching of students ophthalmology is to provide knowledge and skills that shall enable him/her to practice as a primary eye care physician and also to function effectively as a community health leader. They assist in the implementation of National Programme for the prevention of blindness, and rehabilitation of the visually handicapped. The skills imparted such as ophthalmoscopy facilitate his/her role as a physician, intensivist and ophthalmologist.
At the end of the course, the student should have knowledge of:
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
1. Provide first aid in major ophthalmic emergencies
2. Elicit a history pertinent to general health and ocular status
3. Assist in diagnostic procedures such as visual acuity testing, examination of eye, Schiotz tonometry, Staining for Corneal pathology, confrontation perimetry, Subjective refraction including correction of presbyopia and aphakia, direct ophthalmoscopy and conjunctival smear examination and Cover test.
4. Diagnose and treat common problems affecting the eye
5. Interpret ophthalmic signs in relation to common systemic disorders
6. Assist/observe therapeutic procedures such as subconjunctival injection, Corneal/Conjunctival foreign body removal, syringing and tarsorraphy
7. Assist to organise community surveys for visual check up
8. Assist to organise primary eye care service through primary health centres
9. Use effective means of communication with the public and individual to motivate for surgery in cataract and for eye donation
10. Establish rapport with his seniors, colleagues and paramedical workers, so as to effectively function as a member of the eye care team.
The undergraduate training in Ophthalmology will provide an integrated approach towards other disciplines especially neurosciences, otorhinolaryngology, General Surgery and General Medicine.
Continuing Medical Education Programmes / Webinars
2018 Update- Keratoplasty recent trends
2019 Retina- Update Retinal Vascular disorders
2020 Cataract surgery- Recent trends
2021 Pediatric Ophthalmology- Recent trends