DIPLOMA IN OPHTHALMOLOGYDr. D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital
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- Navi mumbai
1. Theoretical knowledge
· Basic sciences should be addressed during this period
· It is useful to have an internal examination o the basic sciences at the end of the first year
which will decide appearance at the final examination.
2. Clinical Ophthalmology
· The Basic of history taking, order and correct methods of Examination and recording have to be
learnt during this time
· Clinical and surgical decision-making is encouraged under supervision.
· All procedure in bold should as far as possible be done and the student be fairly conversant
with most of the techniques marked in bold.
3. Surgery- Independently performed
· Subconjunctival injections
· Local anesthesia (retrobulbar and peribulbar blocks)
· Chalazion & pterygium surgery
· Lid and corneal foreign body removal on the slit lamp etc.
· Extra ocular surgery including
· Destructisve procedures- Independently with /without assistance
· Assisting for aquint surgery
· Assisting for lid surgery & simpler oculoplastic procedures
4. Cataract surgery
· Cataract surgery done in stages. Emphasis on use of microscope
· By the end of the first year the student be able to do standard extracapsular cataract
extraction at least under guidance.
1. Theoretical knowledge: -
Here stress will be laid on clinical Ophthalmology
2. Diagnostics: -
The student is encouraged to take diagnostic investigational and therapeutic decision on his
own. He/She should be able to manage most of the common problems that arise without
guidance. However, the degree of freedom allowed in decision making left to the confidence
of the teacher in the student’s abilities the student should be conversant and at ease with all
the diagnostic procedures outlined in the section on ‘ Essential diagnostic’ skillsinstrumentation’.
Surgical skills: -
a. At the end of the second year, the student should be capable of operating without
assistance, but under supervision, all varieties of cataract except congenital cataract.
He/She should also know the management of cataract induced complications and cataract
surgical complications (management of vitreous loss)
b. He/She should have performed the basic anti-glaucoma procedures such as
trabeculectomy either with assistance or under supervision.
c. Extra ocular surgery such as squint surgery could be performed with assistance.
d. In addition, lacrimal sac surgery such as dacryocystectomy dacryocystohibostomy should
be possible with possible with assistance or under supervision.
4. Conference Case discussion: -
a. The resident should have attended one or two regional workshops and one national
conference if possible. Presentation of a free paper at these venues is to be encouraged.
5. Clinical Case discussion: -
a. Bedside discussion on the rounds and outpatient teaching take their toll with patient
management. Therefore in addition to these, clinical case discussions should form part of
a department’s schedule at a fixed time every week. This could range from 1-2 hours and
could be held at least once a week. The choice and manner of presentation and discussion
varies widely and is left to the discretion of the department. Every effort should be made
as wide a variety of cases as possible over two years with multiple repetitions. Problems
oriented approach is better as it aids in decision making skills.
b. Consultant case presentation is another approach which should be encouraged as it aids in
solving complex problems and also is forum for discussion of interesting cases
c. Case discussions on the patient’s records written by the student is to be encouraged as it
helps exercise the student’s diagnostic and decision making skills. It also helps the
consultant in critical evaluation of the student’s progress academically.
d. Case presentation at other in-hospital multidisciplinary forums.
6. Seminars: -
a. Seminars should be conducted at least once weekly. The duration should be 1-15 hours.
The topics selected should be repeated once in 2 years so as to cover as wide a range of
topics as possible.
b. Seminars could be individual presentations or a continuum (large topic) with many