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POST - Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismology Training

The programme consists of year training in following manner

  • 1st 3 months: Orientation to hospital working pattern, Pediatric vision evaluation attending OT and OPD
  • 2nd 3 months: Assisting squint cases in OT, Evaluating squint cases in OPD
  • 3rd 3 months: Evaluating pediatric ophthalmic cases in OPD independently, conducting squint camp
  • 4th 3 months: Operating squint cases and pediatric cases independently

Besides this following topics will be discussed thro series of lectures with help Videos and presentations.

Topics in Pediatric ophthalmology

  1. Epidemiology, Visual Development
  2. Delayed Visual Maturation, Normal visual development
  3. Hist2ory, Examination & Investigations
  4. Childhood cataract
  5. Congenital Glaucoma
  6. Retinopathy of prematurity
  7. Retinoblastoma
  8. Disorders of lacrimal system
  9. Ocular involvement in intrauterine infections

Topics in Strabismology

  1. Normal Binocular Vision & Physiology of eye movements
  2. Sensory defense mechanisms
  3. Evaluation of strabismus angle
  4. Esotropia
  5. Exotropia
  6. Vertically incomitant horizontal deviations
  7. Vertical Deviations
  8. Incomitant & Restrictive Strabismus
  9. Surgical principles

During the course you can avail accommodation in the guestroom of the hospital You will be given a stipend of Rs 15000 per month. My clinic is a purely private set up which caters 100 opd cases every day (Roughly 20% pediatric) and 300 surgeries in a month averagely (10-25 % pediatric depending on school holidays etc) . Along with me a full time glaucoma, retina and cornea consultant work with me and clinic is well equipped with advanced equipments and LASIK setup too. You will be given 20-25 squint & pediatric cases independently depending on your skill & availability. Besides this you will be given about 150 SICS cases in a year and few phaco cases depending on your skills. You will have to attend eye donation calls and emergency calls. Sangli is in the southern part of Maharashtra well connected by Railway.It is 450 kms from Mumbai. To apply please send your biodata with Xerox copies of certificates and detailed mention about current surgical skills to following address. Or mail scanned copies of certificates and an application on plain paper. You will be prepared for FAICO exam conducted by AIOS in NOV-DEC in pedophth.

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