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Medical Retina Courses and Fellowships
In keeping with the tradition of promoting and practicing good ophthalmology, in association with Carl Zeiss, Sankara Nethralaya has started a "Center For Excellence In Medical Retina" with the objective of training general ophthalmologist in medical retina. This center is housed at 5th floor of H T Parekh Block, JKCN our new complex at 21, pycroft Gardens road, Chennai
Basic course Advanced course
Duration - 1 month Duration - 12 month
No. of trainees - 6 per year
(one every alternate month)
No. of trainees - 1 per year
Features Features
Training in using basic diagnostic equipments such as- Slit lamp biomicroscopy with use of 78D and other contact and noncontact fundus lenses and Indirect ophthalmoscopy Training the use of basic diagnostic equipments such as slit lamp biomicroscopy with use of 78D and other contact and noncontact fundus lenses and indirect ophthalmoscopy
Interpretation of Fundus fluorescence angiography (FFA) Interpretation of and hands on training in performing Fundus fluorescence angiography (FFA) and Indocyanine Green angiography (ICG) using digital imaging system, ultrasonography, electro diagnostics and OCT.
Interpretation of Indocyanine Green angiography (ICG) Exposure to medical retina cases
Hands on experience in performing FFA and ICG using digital imaging system Interpretation of OCT scans Training to perform laser photocoagulation
To familiarize with laser photocoagulation for posterior segment (Observation only). Participation in research activity
  The fellow also independently handles cross consultation to the medical retina department and performs lasers in the last 2-months.

Medical Retina and Uvea Fellowship

Duration 18 months
Number of trainees- 1 per year
Features
Training the use of basic diagnostic equipments such as slit lamp biomicroscopy with use of 78D and other contact and noncontact fundus lenses and indirect ophthalmoscopy.
Interpretation of and hands on training in performing Fundus fluorescence angiography (FFA) and Indocyanine Green angiography (ICG) using digital imaging system, ultrasonography, UBM, Electro diagnostics (ERG) and OCT.
Exposure to medical retina cases under retina specialists
Training to perform laser photocoagulation
Participation in research activity
Exposure to uveitis cases including emergencies under uvea specialists
One month of hands on surgical posting for cataract surgery during the first year.
6 months of senior residency with independent OPD postings, Uvea emergencies, Laser and Ultrasound postings including a month of cataract surgery training exclusively
Selection
Advertisements will appear in the hospital website, inhouse magazines. Interviews will be held once in 6 month to select 3 candidates for basic course and 1 candidate for advanced course for that period.
Eligibility

Qualified ophthalmologist

Candidates employed elsewhere should produce a NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE from the employer at the time of interview.

Stipend
Candidates admitted (for both Basic and advanced) to the course shall be eligible for a stipend of Rs. 5200 p.m.
Accommodation
Residential accommodation will be provided with nominal rent of Rs. 250 p.m. to those who are selected, subject to availability. While allotting accommodation preference will be given to out station candidates.
Leave
During the training period candidates admitted for basic course are not eligible to take any leave / examination. Candidates for the one-year course will be entitled to have 12 days leave, and are not eligible to take any examinations during this period.
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For further details please contact

Mr. N Sivakumar
Academic officer
Sankara Nethralaya,
18, College road,
Chennai, India. 600006.
Ph. No. 2827 1616, 2823 3556, 2831 1913.
Fax no. 91-44-2825 4180.
e-mail id: academic@snmail.org