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Advanced Cataract Fellowship Programme at Sankara Nethralaya

Advanced Cataract Fellowship Programme at shankar

we provide Advanced Cataract Fellowship Programme at Sankara Nethralaya. the objective of the course is to enhance candidates’ skill in Advanced Cataract Microsurgical Techniques.

Course overview

All Candidates perform around 8 -10 SICS & 12 – 15 Phacoemulsification Surgeries during their 2 month tenure. All surgeries are done under scrubbed – in supervision by a consultant of SN

Parallely they have:

  1. Interactive lectures by Consultants.
  2. Observing the senior surgeons perform surgeries.
  3. Wet lab training on animal eyes.
  4. Enhanced training on the virtual reality module.
  5. Augmentation of OPD skills e.g., Gonioscopy and Indirect Ophthalmology.

Duration: 2 Months

No. of Batches per year: 3 Batches (Feb-March, April-May, June-July)

No. of Candidates: 10 candidates can be selected to undergo training in this programme

Educational Qualification: Ophthalmology PG Degree in MD, MS, DNB or DO recognized by the Medical Council of India, New Delhi Candidates employed elsewhere should produce a No Objection Certificate from the employer at the time of interview and have the relevant certificates in the original.

Facility for  Cataract Fellowship Programme

We ensure consistent quality by earnestly following systems and procedures meticulously and are the FIRST ISO 9002 certified Eye Hospital in Asia. We have also introduced Total Quality Management (TQM) policies and have been recently audited by BVQI who have recommended re-certification to us.

The main hospital, the Jagadguru Kanchi Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Nethra Nilayam (JKCN Complex) and the CU Shah Sankara Nethralaya enjoy NABH accreditation, the highest recognition in the health care sector.

Thanks to innovative information technology devices, the expertise of Sankara Nethralaya is available to a large section of society. Its innovative telemedicine approach, ensures the availability of basic eye care all over Tamil Nadu.

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Faculty for  Advanced Cataract Fellowship Programme

The course is been lead by Dr. Meenakshi S
Director – Academics

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How to apply for  Programme

Send us your bio-data in full to the Academic Officer, Medical Research Foundation, 18 College Road, Chennai 600 006.

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  • Online application form ( link):
  • Type of courses:Certificate course
  • Teaching and related Facilities:Online Application, Entrance Exam, Lecture Theater, Auditorium, Wet Lab, Library, Accommodation, MCI Registration
  • Course Duration:2 months
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  • Available Seats Per Session:1-3
  • Clinical and Academic components of Training:Structures Course Syllabus , Lecture / Presentation , Wet-lab Session , Supervised Surgery , Independent Surgery , Course Certificate
  • Human Resource Expertise:Fellowship Trained doctors, Certified Counselor Assistants, Certified Vision & Optometry Technician
  • Hands on : Ophthalmic Procedures: Small incision cataract surgery ( SICS) , Phaco-emulsification Surgery , Intraocular Lens Implantation
  • Educational Qualification for course: MS , MD , DNB , DOMS
  • Eligibility for application:No Objection Certificate from the employer , Valid MCI Registration , Indian National , Foreign Nationals , Original Degree Certificates
  • Selection Process: Selection Test , Scrutiny of credentials and certificates.

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