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Training Programs

Uma Eye Clinic conducts various training programs. The Phaco & Lasik Training Program conducted here is one of the best programs available in India for National and International Ophthalmologists.

Dr. Arulmozhi Varman is a Master surgeon and experienced instructor having conducted over 150 phaco training programmes in India and abroad. He has over 25 years experience in the technology and has trained about 300 ophthalmologists at this centre.

The centre trains Ophthalmology residents of International Universities and established eye care practitioners from India and abroad. This is one of the very few training centres in the world to train with AMO Signature, AMO Compact Phacoemulsification system and the Lumera T Zeiss Microscope. The centre has tie ups with USA and UK Universities for training their Ophthalmology residents.

The centre provides hands on surgical experience.

Courses available:

  • Basic Phaco Course - For Beginners.
  • Advanced Phaco Course- For Surgeons with prior experience in Phaco.
  • Lasik Course
  • CATALYS: Femtosecond cataract training for Phaco surgeons
  • RELEX SMILE Femtosecond flapless LASIK training for LASIK surgeons

The Course Details:

LASIK Course

Both Excimer laser and Femtosecond laser courses are available. Course duration is customizable. 2 to 4 eyes per day are done. Didactic lectures and practical tips are given. Amadeus II Microkeratome is used.

Star S4 Visx Excimer with I Design is used

Intralase Femtosecond laser for blade-free flap creation

PHACO TRAINING Basic Course

Pre-operative and post-operative evaluation of patient on request. Use of IOL Master and A-Scan. Video-based analysis of surgeries performed that day.

  • Observation of Live Surgeries and Interaction
  • Instruction Videos
  • Patient Prep
  • Clear Corneal Temporal Incision
  • Capsulorrhexis
  • Hydrodissection & Dilineation
  • Nuclear Management ( chop, stop and chop )
  • Irrigation Aspiration ( coaxial , bimanual )
  • Foldable IOL Implantation
  • Wound Hydration

PHACO TRAINING Advanced Course

AMO Cold Phaco machines ( Signature, Compact ) are used. Zeiss lumera T with assistant scope is used for training.

  • Topical Anaesthesia
  • Direct Chop
  • Hard Cataracts, Hypermature Cataracts
  • Small Pupil, Pseudoexfoliation
  • CTR Implantation
  • Iris Hooks

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