Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Teaching & Training the Next Generation of Eye Surgeons: Challenges and Possible Solutions

Suresh K. Pandey, Vidushi Sharma
SuVi Eye Institute & Lasik Laser Center, Kota, Rajasthan, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.


Corresponding Author:

Suresh K Pandey 
MBBS, MS 
Director, 
SuVi Eye Institute & Lasik Laser Center
C - 13 Talwandi, Kota, Rajasthan 324 005, India
Email id: suresh.pandey@gmail.com


Published Online: 31-JAN-2019
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.425

Abstract
Ophthalmology is one of the exciting sub-specialties of medical science with continued change and advancement in the field of investigations (tools) and micro-surgical techniques. Surgical training and transfer of surgical skills of new techniques to ophthalmology residents and newer generations of ophthalmologists is the need of the hour. Unfortunately, surgical training of ophthalmology residents in India and several developing countries in most of the residency programs has not kept pace with these advances. A transformation of the mindset, focus and curriculum of ophthalmic surgery alone can prepare the new generation of ophthalmology residents to be competent world leaders in this field. In the fast paced hi-tech world of modern ophthalmology, this is the least that we owe our trainees.

Keywords :Ophthalmic training in India, Phaco training during residency, Training for Young Ophthalmologists, Leadership in Ophthalmology