What will you learn?

  • 3 mirror lens examination
  • Recognition and early detection of Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Basics of fundus fluorescein angiography
  • Indications of photocoagulation
  • Basics of B-scan ultrasonography
  • Handling lasers to do panretinal photocoagulation.
Target Group

The course is open to all ophthalmologists and postgraduates.

Course Location
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
2 per month
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. R. Kim, DO, DNB
Contact Details
1, Anna Nagar, Madurai – 625 020, Tamil Nadu
+(91) 452-4356-100
+(91) 452-2530-984
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
1 per month
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. R. Ramakrishnan, MS, DO
Contact Details
Swamy Nellaiappar High Road, Tirunelveli - 627 001, Tamil Nadu
+(91) 462-4356-100
+(91) 462-2331-633
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
2 per month
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. V. Narendran, DO, DNB
Contact Details
Avinashi Road, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
+(91) 422-4360-400
+(91) 422-2593-030
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
1 per month
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. Pankaja Dhoble, MS
Contact Details
Cuddalore Main Road, Thavalakuppam, Pondicherry - 605 007
+(91) 413-2619-100
+(91) 413-2618-848
Eligibility Criteria
  • The candidates should have completed MS / DOMS with surgical experience.
  • Candidates from other developing countries are also eligible, subject to fulfilling the procedural formalities of Medical Council of India.
  • The candidates should apply in the prescribed application form and will be admitted after scrutinizing their credentials and certificates.
Description
  • Diabetic Retinopathy is one of the foremost causes of blindness in the developing countries. Early detection and timely treatment of diabetes can substantially reduce the risk of vision loss or blindness from eye diseases. Over the years, a lot has been understood about pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy and many clinical trials and research have given fruitful results. But it is obvious, from the increasing incidence of diabetic blindness, that these results are not transferred to the physicians and ophthalmologists effectively so as to benefit the patients
  • Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology in collaboration with Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) – Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has created TIFAC – CORE (Centre Of Relevance and Excellence) in Diabetic Retinopathy.
  • The centre imparts high quality education and training. It has state-of-the-art facilities for research in the areas of Diabetic Retinopathy and provides leadership, faculty and infrastructure facilities coupled with training and academic expertise.
  • TIFAC-CORE is mandated to develop into an international centre of excellence in research, training and develop changes in treatment patterns to prevent blindness due to diabetic retinopathy.
  • With this idea in the background, TIFAC-CORE offers this Certificate Course in Diabetic Retinopathy. This will help more ophthalmologists to treat these patients early rather than to rely only on the posterior segment surgeons.