What will you learn?

  • Screening protocols and procedures
  • How to set up ROP services in their own area?
  • How to make appropriate decisions for treatment, screening and follow-up schedules?
  • To perform laser treatment for ROP (if the candidate has experience in treating adults with retinal lasers)
  • The candidate will also be exposed to management of other paediatric retinal disorders like Retinoblastoma, Persistent Fetal Vaculature, Coat's disease, etc.
Target Group

The course is open to all ophthalmologists and postgraduates.

Course Location
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
1 per month
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. R. Kim, DO, DNB
Contact Details
Aravind Eye Hospital 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. V. Narendran, DO, DNB
Contact Details
Avinashi Road, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
+(91) 422-4360-400
+(91) 422-2593-030
Eligibility Criteria
  • Any ophthalmologist who has special interest in management of ROP and Pediatric Retinal Disorders.
  • 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
  • With the survival of smaller premature babies, the incidence of ROP is on the rise in India. ROP Screening is difficult and requires doctors with specialized training in examining the paediatric retina. Indirect ophthalmoscopy is difficult to use in infants and has a long learning curve. It may take several weeks of training to accurately screen for ROP.
  • Many regional medical centres with large birthing centres around the world do not have trained staff to effectively screen these infants for ROP. So, there is an urgent need to start ROP training programs in centres where this expertise is already available.