What will you learn?

  • 1st week: Observing Phaco and performing SICS
  • 2nd week: Phacoemulsification surgery under supervision
  • 3rd & 4th week: Independent surgery and instructions on phaco machine maintenance by faculty from Aravind's Instrument Maintenance Department
Target Group

This course is open to all practicing ophthalmologists.

Course Location
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
2 per month
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. Madhu Shekar, MS
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
2 per month
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. Shivakumar, MS
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. Kalpana 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
2 per month
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. Manas Nath, DO
Contact Details
Cuddalore Main Road, Thavalakuppam, Pondicherry - 605 007
+(91) 413-2619-100
+(91) 413-2618-848
Eligibility Criteria
  • Qualified practising Ophthalmologist with MS / DO degree from recognized university with 3 years’ experience in IOL surgery.
  • Candidates from other developing countries are also eligible, subject to fulfilling the procedural formalities of Medical Council of India.
  • Candidates will need to apply in the prescribed application form and will be admitted after scrutinizing their credentials and certificates.
Description
  • Aravind Eye Care System has trained thousands of ophthalmologists worldwide in IOL microsurgery by conventional ECCE and SICS techniques.
  • To keep pace with current and future trends Aravind is now conducting a short term training programme in phacoemulsification for practicing ophthalmologists.
  • The aim is to train candidates in phacoemulsification surgery as well as in the maintenance of phaco machines.