LSEH Training Centre
The Lions SightFirst Eye Hospital has been recognized by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board as a Specialist Recognized Training Centre since 1st November, 2005. In order to spread lessons learnt and develop human resources in the region, the Lions SightFirst Eye Hospital established the Lions Medical Training Centre. The Lions SightFirst Eye Hospital has been recognized by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board as a Specialist Recognized Training Centre since 1st November, 2005. In order to spread lessons learnt and develop human resources in the region, the Lions SightFirst Eye Hospital established the Lions Medical Training Centre.
This course was started in July 2010 to train Ophthalmologists in manual SICS. 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. To Date, 34 ophthalmologists from as far as Nigeria, South Africa, Norway and Ghana have successfully completed this course.
Eligibility Criteria :
- Candidates who have undergone ECCE training
- Qualified practicing Ophthalmologist with over 200 cases experience in ECCE/ IOL surgery
Duration : 6 Weeks.
The objective of the course is to develop the skills of those in eye care programmes to enhance the number of surgeries and level of eye care services provided by partnering with the community. This is a unique course aimed at helping organizations improve their service utilization and demand for eye care services. The course is aimed at people interested in/ responsible for managing outreach programmes and eye camps in an ophthalmic setup. The course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills for developing capacity to plan and manage the outreach programmes in a most effective and efficient manner. The participants in this course will have the opportunity to undergo lectures from various experts at Lions Eye Hospital. Besides the lectures, the course also incorporates group exercises, case study discussions, brainstorming, role plays, case analysis, and experience sharing sessions, field visits and presentations. An effective outreach programme enables an institution develop and maintain a high quality, large volume, sustainable cataract surgery programme. .
Applicants must have completed secondary school and have an interest in fieldwork, interacting with people good communication skills and working knowledge of English language.
- To provide knowledge and develop practical skills in the field of Operation Theatre
- To enhance clinical skills to support the ophthalmologist
- To upgrade technical skills in handling of and maintenance of instruments and other equipment
- Assist in cataract surgeries
- Manage an ophthalmic theatre in a cost effective manner
- Promote patient centered care with continuous quality improvement
- Apply scientific management practices in supervision of an ophthalmic department
This training is designed for general nurses with a desire to increase their knowledge and clinical skill along with an attitude towards planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating activities towards carrying out the refraction practice efficiently.