Since its establishment in 1997, the Lions Eye Hospital has grown to be recognized as one of the best equipped ophthalmic institutions in Eastern Africa. The hospital is also the biggest in the country in terms of surgical volume and the number of patients treated. Each year, over 5,000 cataract operations are carried out.
Over the years, Lions Loresho has gained national and international reputation for its service orientation, modern ophthalmic techniques and its community-based outreach activities which deliver quality eye care to the rural communities. In order to spread lessons learnt and develop human resources in the region, Lions Eye Hospital and Right to Sight, Dublin established a Medical Training Centre.
The training centre recognises the need for transition from conventional surgical procedures to state-of-the-art techniques in management of cataracts. Starting 1st of July 2010, the Lions Medical Training Centre has been offering a six-week competency course in Small Incision Cataract Surgery. For ophthalmic surgeons all over the world, manual SICS provides the ideal stepping stone to mastering phacoemulsification. The objective of this course is to convert an ECCE surgeon to perform SICS with the help of a well structured training program.
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Started in 2003, Aravind is the most recognized MSICS training facility in the world. Join leading experts at the Aravind Eye Hospital in Coimbatore, Madurai, Pondicherry, or Tirunelveli for a month long training session. Candidates should have 3 years experience in Ophthalmology after completing MS or DOMS in Ophthalmology and should have undergone ECCE training at Aravind. Please email Aravind for more information.