The teaching schedule at the Institute is planned for a comprehensive training of the students. They are encouraged to examine outdoor patients independently. The trainees gradually assume more responsibilities. They assist the senior consultants during the surgical procedures and are allowed to perform surgeries under supervision. Towards the end of their training schedules the students are trained well to handle patients independently, including emergencies. They are required to participate in the research projects and write a thesis. They are encouraged to participate and present papers in the state and national conferences. The teaching program includes didactic lectures by the faculty, seminars, symposiums, journal clubs and case discussions.

Recognised by the National Board of Examinations, Ministry of Health, Govt. of India for training two post-graduate students each year.

Recognised by the Medical Council of India for training of two house surgeons.

Recognised by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK for training of doctors for MRCOphth. And FRCOphth. Examinations.

Recognised by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow for holding Primary and Final FRCS (Glasgow) Examinations.

Teaching Facilities
Continuing Medical Education

Teaching Facilities

Conference Room- This can accommodate about seventy people for mini-conferences and symposia in addition to the routine teaching of residents. It has facilities for dual slide projection, over-head projection and video-presentation.

Library- A well-stocked library has over 100 ophthalmic and related books. The Institute subscribes to 13 international and national journals. Diagnostic investigations like fluorescein angiography, ultrasound, fields and clinical slides are well documented for instant reference. Other educational aids include an Internet access, audio-video cassettes and CD ROMs.

Library Seminar Room

Pathology- A collection of 100 pathology slides with description by Prof. W. Lee of Tennant Institute of Ophthalmology, Glasgow along with microscope is available for teaching. In addition there is a collection of ocular pathology specimens.

Research Activities- Active clinical research is one of the main priorities of the Institute. In addition to thesis by post-graduate students, good number of papers has been read at international and national conferences. Resident doctors are sponsored to attend national and international conferences.

Continuing Medical Education

The Institute invites internationally known ophthalmologists in there respective fields to conduct workshops and deliver lectures as part of continuing medical education programmes for the benefit of Ophthalmologists of Delhi and Northern India. Following is a list of workshops/lectures conducted at the institute since 1984.

  • Anterior Chamber IOL Implant Surgery, Jan.'84
    Dr. A. Momose, MD, Japan
  • Lasers in Ophthalmology, Jan.'85
    Mr. Roger Hitchings, FRCS, FRCOphth, U.K.
    Dr. S. Naga Subramaniam, MD, U.K.
  • Oculoplastic Surgery, Oct.'85
    Mr. J. C. Mustarde, FRCS, FRCOphth, U.K.
  • Posterior Chamber IOL Implantation, Mar.'86
    Mr. Charles Cory, FRCS, FRCOphth, U.K.
  • Workshop of Glaucoma Oct.'86
    Dr. S. Naga Subramaniam, MD, U.K.
    Dr. John Alpar, MD, FACS, U.S.A.
    Dr. R. K. Bansal, MD U.S.A.
  • Comea, Contact lensand Ocular Allergy ,Oct.'86
    Mr. Roger Buckley, FRCs, FRCOphth, U.K.
  • Refractive Corneal Surgery, Sept.'88
    Dr. David B. Davis II, MD, FACS, U.S.A.
  • Workshop on Vitreo- retinal Diseases, Aug.'89
    Dr. Steve Charles, MD, FACS, U.S.A.
  • Course on Fluorescein Angiography, Mar.'90
    Mr. A. Chopdar, FRCS, FRCophth, U.K.
  • Phaco-emulsification: A Way for Future ,Dec.'91
    Mr. S. R. Gupta, FRCS, FRCOphth, U.K.
  • Vitrectomy under Air,Oct.'93
    Mr. R. Chaudhary, FRCS, FRCOphth, U.K.
  • Workshop on Vitreo-retinal Surgery, Nov.'93
    Mr. Peter K. Leaver, FRCS, FRCPOphth, U.k.
  • Phaco-emulsification: Instrumentation & Technique, May.'94
    Mr. Dinesh Verma, MD, DO, FRCSE, FRCOphth, U.K.
  • Workshop on Phaco-emulsification, June.'94
    Dr. Inderjit Singh, FRCS, FRCOphth, Australia
  • Paediatric Ophthalmology: A Better understanding, Aug.'94
    Dr. Robert D. Reinecke, MD, FACS, U.S.A.
  • Eye problems in General Practice, Dec.'94
    Dr. Rajiv Mohan, MS & Dr. R. K. Aggarwal, MS, India
  • Paediatric Ophthalmology- Update, Jan.'95
    Mr. Arvind Chandna, MD, DO, FRCS, FRCOphth, U.K.
  • Advances in Management of Retinal Diseases, Jan.'95
    Prof. Lan Constable, MD, FRCS, Australia
  • Refractive Surgery- An Update, Feb.'95
    Dr. Harold Stein, MD, FRCS, Canada
  • Phaco Techniques, April.'95
    Dr. William Maloney, MD, U.S.A.
  • Advance Course on Viterous and Retina, April.'95
    Dr. Rajiv Anand, MD, U.S.A.
  • Refractive Surgery by Excimer Laser, Oct.'95
    Dr. David Gartry, FRCS, FRCOphth, U.K.
  • Refractive Intraocular Implant Surgery, Sept.'97
    Dr. Galin, MD, U.S.A.
    Dr. Hirschman, MD, U.S.A.