Small Incision Cataract Surgery SICS training in India has been recognized worldwide as a viable alternative to phacoemulsification for cataract surgery in resource-constrained areas. It also serves as a valuable intermediary step to mastering phacoemulsification surgery. These courses are targeted to resident doctors or those who recently completed their residency in ophthalmology. Surgeons. They can perform conventional extracapsular cataract extraction. Most importantly, those willing to learn Small Incision Cataract Surgery ( SICS) are also appropriate course members.
Format of Small Incision Cataract Surgery SICS training in India
The course duration of SICS training.
One month to 3 months depending on candidates’ choice and availability of cases.
Most of the hospitals offer a month course with structured formal training. Few hospitals offer customized courses as per candidates’ requirements or duration and number of cases.
- 1st week: Observing SICS and or performing ECCE cases
- 2nd week: SICS step surgery under the supervision,
- 3rd & 4th week: Perform surgeries completely and independently.
- In the afternoon session, trainees can get practice in the wet lab on human donor/animal eye/simulator
Course fee for SICS training
Most of the hospitals offering SICS training courses have different fees for Indian and international candidates.
For an average, one month course ( 10 to 15 cases to operate ) fee ranges from 25, 000 to 50, 000 INR for Indian candidates. The same course has a fee of 1,000 to 3,500 USD for International candidates. 18% GST ( taxes) are also applicable to this fee which additional. The fee is exclusive of the accommodation ( if provided ) and the MCI registration ( if assisted ) by the training hospital.
Non-Governmental Eye Hospitals
Aravind Eye Hospital, Anna Nagar, Madurai
HV Desai Eye Hospital, Pune 411028
Sankara Netralaya, Chennai
Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati
Sankar Foundation, Vishakapatnam
JPM Rotary Eye Hospital & Research Institute, Cuttack – 753002, Orissa
Venu Eye Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi
Lions Comprehensive Eye Care Foundation, Plot No.31, MIDC, Miraj – 416410, District – Sangli, Maharashtra
MG. Eye Hospital, Thudiyalar Road, Saravanampati Coimbatore – 641035, Tamil Nadu
Institute of Ophthalmology, Joseph Eye Hospital, P B No.138 Tiruchirapally – 620001, Tamil Nadu
CBM Ophthalmic Institute, Little Flower Hospital, Angamaly – 683572, Kerala
Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
M & J Institute of Ophthalmology, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Civil Hospital Campus, Ahmedabad – 16, Gujarat
Department of Ophthalmology, J.J. Hospital & Grant Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra
State Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, M.D. Eye Hospital, Allahabad – 211003, Uttar Pradesh
Post-graduate Institute & Medical Research College, Chandigarh – 160012, Union Territory of Chandigarh
Pakistan Institute of Community Ophthalmology, P.O Box 125, Hayatabad Complex – Phase 4, Hayatabad, Peshawar
King Edward Medical College, Ophthalmology Unit, Mayo Hospital, Lahore
Dow Medical College, Ophthalmology Unit, Civil Hospital, Karachi email:
Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital, Lahan, c/o UMN, P.O. Box 126, Kathmandu