Lasik Laser Training in India

Lasik Laser Training in India.

Must know facts about Lasik Laser Training in India

The course  help ophthalmologists to begin Lasik  practice. The Lasik Course has wet lab sessions, and all the participants get an opportunity to perform  live Lasik under the guidance of experienced surgeons.

It usually does not get you a mentor as the trainer is often a very busy surgeon , who often does socialize with trainees after the training.

The training gives you some understanding of trends in the various Lasik machines available in market. so if you planning to have one, training might help you to choose the correct one.

The training also gives you the idea of other requirements like  support staff in Lasik practice.

There are no government/institutional guidelines for the Lasik laser courses or training Centers in India.

All the centers have FDA approved machines and the trainers are fellowship trained.

the courses are designed an per requirement of the trainee candidates.

The trainee surgeon has to be registered with Medical Council of India, before the start of the training, which is an important issue, if you are not an Indian citizen. Most of the training centers which accept foreign  nationals, facilitate the MCI registration of the candidate before the training.

The candidates are chosen on first come first serve basis, and most of the centers do not have any waiting for trainee seats.

Lasik Laser training courses are offered in three formats.

Courses for Beginners

Organisation: Group training

Duration : 2-5 days

Hands on cases : 2-5 Cases

Course structure: \

  • Mostly academic lectures and presentations on fundamentals.
  • Few hands on cases.

Courses for Experienced Ophthalmologist

Organisation: Individual training

Duration : 10 – 15 days

Hands on cases : 10-50 Cases

Course structure: \

  • Mostly hands on cases
  • Few academic lectures and presentations on fundamentals.

Courses for Expert Ophthalmologist

Organisation: Small Group training

Duration : 10 – 15 days

Hands on cases : 10-50 Cases

Course structure: \

  • Mostly hands on cases
  • Few academic lectures and presentations on customized treatments treatments for presbyopia, corneal biomechanics, complications and femto-LASIK.

Overview of Training Centers.

The eye care centers which have reasonable inflow of patients for Lasik procedure and having multiple Lasik surgeons/machines offer training courses to the ophthalmologists.

There are no government/institutional guidelines for the Lasik laser courses or training Centers.

The trainee surgeon has to be registered with Medical Council of India, before the start of the training, which is an important issue, if you are not an Indian citizen. Most of the training centers which accept foreign  nationals, facilitate the MCI registration of the candidate before the training.

Most of the centers also offer accommodation and travel assistance to the candidates.

Course fee

The course fee is variable and differs from center to center ,  duration of the course , number of hands on cases allotted to the trainee. As per prevailing rates, the course fee can be estimated as (15K-20K INR) per eye given to the trainee. Trainee gets around one to two ( max) eyes per day. If you have chosen four cases , the training will last around four days and fee will be around 80K INR.

Final amount may be more as GST and other taxes are applicable.

Travel and stay

Travel and stay has to be separate;y arranged , which is significant cost, as the training last for many days.

Temporary Registration

If you are not an Indian citizen than MCI Registration will be separately charged by the organizers.

Temporary Registration for Foreign Nationals for Undergoing Postgraduate Medical Course in India is 5000 INR.

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