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SICS (Short-Term)


The Small Incision Cataract Surgery training programme is aimed at experienced ophthalmologists who wish to acquaint themselves with this technique of cataract surgery. Small Incision Cataract Surgery offers high quality, low cost surgery and it is extensively performed in low-resource settings.

It is our belief that surgeons who would like to master phacoemulsification cataract surgery need to be experienced in this technique of cataract surgery. This training programme design can be customized according to the skill level of a trainee without compromising training quality and surgery outcomes.


all browser    About Programme

  • This is a short-term training programme that is designed to provide maximum hands on cases for qualitative and quantitative learning.
  • A minimum number of 25 cases are guaranteed to each individual trainee
  • The training will be done on individual basis by a senior ophthalmologist catering to the specific skill level of the trainee
  • Each surgery is monitored and supervised by our senior surgeons till the end of the programme
  • Trainees are given access to various and recent ophthalmic books/surgery videos in our library
  • Post completion of a day’s surgery, trainees are permitted to watch our senior doctors performing advanced surgeries to give them more learning opportunities
  • Trainees will have opportunity to receive tips from our senior and junior doctors
  • Trainees will have opportunity to attend cataract screening community outreach campaigns
  • Classes on various topics related to recent advances in cataract surgery are also conducted
  • If a trainee meets the eligibility criteria, it is usual that by the end of the programme the trainee is able to perform surgeries independently
  • For successful trainees a certificate of accomplishment will be given at the end of the programme

all browser    Eligibility Criteria

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in surgery
  • Certificate of specialist training in ophthalmology is required. DO/MS/DNB or its equivalent candidates only. DO/MS/DNB or its equivalent candidates only

all browser    Admission intake

  • In order to provide quality education to all our trainees, we have extremely restricted seats for one-on-one interaction and training
  • We take in 2 trainees a month, i.e., 1 trainee every 15 days
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