The Department of Ophthalmology
Undergraduate programme M.B.B.S students go through 10-week clinical training in batches. Didactic lectures are also held Notified tests /practical examinations are held periodically. During internship they work in the department for a period of 15 days. They maintain a diary for their clinical work and are trained to perform syringing, tonometry, fundus examination and delivering patient care in the OPD and wards.
Postgraduate Programme: Nine seats are available for 'three-year MS-Ophthalmology course’. Selection is done by a nationwide entrance examination twice every year in January and July. The weekly schedule for academics is given below: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday- short classes by faculty and optometrists, Tuesday afternoon-Journal club/Case presentation, Friday morning- Grand Rounds, Friday Afternoon– Seminars. Fully equipped wetlab for practising suturing, wound construction and Phaco and surgical simulator is available to enhance surgical training in Phacoemusification and Vitreoretinal surgeries.
Allied courses: The department started B.Sc. course in Optometry in 2015. It is a 3-year course. Five batches of 4 students have been recruited currently into this course.
The department also gives training to B.Sc OT technology, nursing and emergency medical technology students.