TRAINING TO OPHTHALMOLOGISTS (Course Suspended For Time Being )

Ophthalmology is a fast advancing specialty, and there is a need to upgrade skills continuously. To address this need, GEF has introduced training programmes for aspirant Ophthalmologists in Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS) and General Ophthalmology. Over 120 Ophthalmologists are already trained under this programme.


There is an urgent need for well trained Ophthalmic Assistants to provide basic eye care and services. In view of this, GEF runs a School for Optometry in its premises, which provides a 2-year course leading to a Diploma in Optometry, recognised by the Government of Karnataka. About 30 Ophthalmic Assistants are trained every year.

PHACO TRAINING PROGRAMME (Course Suspended For Time Being )

The aim of the programme is to provide a step by step approach to the advanced procedure, which will equip the trainees with understanding of the basic principles and the surgical techniques essential for consistent surgical outcomes.

  • The duration of the course is 30 days.
  • Each candidate has to perform operations on 30 patients.
  • The course will primarily focus on nucleus management and make candidates conversant in capsulorhexis and cortical I&A.
  • Candidates will perform all cases through a clear corneal incision and will also be trained in foldable IOL loading and implantation.
  • Every Candidate is required to bring along a USB pen drive to record the surgeries conducted by him /her for analysis and discussion with the instructors.

    Indian candidates: INR 90,000/-
    International Candidates: INR 1,00,000/-
    The course fees will be paid by cheque/cash/Demand Draft on the
    first day of the course.
    Accommodation facility is available on request.

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