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Short term Phaco training at Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital, (SCEH) Lahan

short term phaco training at Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital

The objective of short term phaco training at Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital, is to convert SICS surgeon into Phaco surgeon.  The training is supervised by senior instructor until surgeon gains confidence to perform phaco surgery independently on simple uncomplicated cataract cases.

Course overview Phaco training at Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital

Cataract surgical tecnnque has changed over the last decades from intracapsular cataract extraction wen aphakic spectacles to Phacoemulsification (phaco) with implantation of intraocular lenses.Nowadays eye patients demand modern eye surgery with good visual outcome and fast visual recovery at an affordable cost.

Phaco Training Program trains eye surgeons in this cutting-edge method of cataract surgery. The trainees are trained in sequential graded steps, performing phacoemulsification first under supervision,and then independently. The training also includes pre-operative work-up and post-operative care of patients.

Course Schedule: 4 weeks

1st week: Observing Phaco and performing Capsulorrhexis
2nd week: Phacoemulsification Step by step surgery under supervision
3rd and 4th week: Independent surgery

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Facility at  at Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital, (SCEH) Lahan

Since its start as a small eye unit with only 12 beds in 1983, SCEH has constantly grown and today is a high volume eye hospital with seven satellite clinics, providing high quality eye services at an affordable cost to the economically poor and under-privileged population in eastern Nepal and northern India.

Every year more than 8,000 Phaco surgeries are performed at Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital.In 2014, surgical training center was established at Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital with the support from OERTLI Switzerland to train the ophthalmologist in various technique of cataract surgery (SICS and Phaco).

How to apply

Pre-Requisites: The applicant must be proficient in (Capsulorhhexis)
NO, of Positions: 1-2 per batch
Selection:Selection is done on a first-come served basis

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      1 Review for Phaco Training: Short Term

      Ankit Soni

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      I joined the training in June, and it was a good experience. I feel that I can now attempt the phaco in my patients independently. There certain pros and cons of phaco training at lahan which I would like to share. It bases on my experience , so may not be shared by others. PROS 1. There is no shortage of patients for trainee surgeon as they have multiple satellite hospitals, and that lace does not have any shortage of charity patients even in summers. 2. Trainee surgeon were well trained in phaco , most had already done many thousands of phaco cases. 3. Place is very economic. If you going from plains, that it’s very beautiful as well. CONS 1. I was experienced in SICS, so I have not much issue in catching the things, but those who have problems with steps like making rhexis or globe handling were having hard time. Training surgeon shows lesser interest if have not already done many cases. So avoid going to training before been well versed with SICS. 2. Every training surgeon had its style, they. Do not have a standard training format so that everyone teaches the same. 3. Training surgeon first priority is to finish his/her OT than train you so be ready to stand in OT and wait. 4. It cheap but not much to do around .plus transport is an issue.

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