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Profile - Training for Ocularist

Education Centres
    Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai
Target group : Any degree. Candidates from well reputed organisation. Should have exposure in ophthalmic set up.
No of Positions : 1
Duration : 3 weeks
Starting Date: 1st Week of Each Month
Medium of Instruction: English
Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Usha Kim
Starting year: 2006

Need for the Course:
An acute deficiency of skilled Ocularist in relation to the needs, demands a course of this nature. To understand the various needs of patients with blind eye who wants a cosmetic correction and to translate them into reality is a challenge. There is a focus on orienting the trainee towards various normal and abnormal changes in a blind eye and developing and upgrading new skills.


  • To provide knowledge & develop practical skills.
  • To enhance clinical skills to support the ophthalmologist.
  • To upgrade technical skills in preparation of prosthesis and maintenance of instruments.

Outcome of the course:

By the end of the course the trainee will be able to

  • Produce customized prosthetic eyes with the help of an ophthalmologist
  • Assist ophthalmologist in clinical management
  • Promote patient centered care with continuous quality improvement
  • Apply scientific management practices under supervision of an ophthalmic department.

Training Methodology:

  • Lectures
  • Observation in prosthesis making and fitting
  • Hands-on training
  • Situation analysis study, case presentation

Evaluation Pattern:

  • Weekly evaluation
  • Practical Examination
  • Maintaining the log book