27 March 2023 | News
To build training capacity of eye health professionals in glaucoma
Orbis, an international non-profit dedicated to the treatment of avoidable blindness, has gone a step further in its quest to address the scourge of blindness and visual impairment and unveiled the Digital Training Hub at Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, Delhi.
The Digital Training Hub (DTH) provides access to simulation training, tele-mentorship, hands-on training, and more to accelerate ophthalmic care capacity.
Equipped with state-of-the-art wet lab, artificial eyes, and virtual reality set up, the DTH operates with an experienced faculty at the helm. It combines digitisation, simulation, tele-mentorship, tele-education, and telemedicine with in-person hands-on training to enhance the capacity of ophthalmologists, ophthalmologists-in-training, and ophthalmic nurses.
The DTH offers Sandwich Fellowships, Observerships, Hospital Based Trainings, to provide training in clinical and surgical skills, problem solving, crisis management, etc., through a blended learning approach. The Remote Surgical Mentorships provide a unique opportunity to seek mentorship from global experts during live ophthalmic surgeries.
The simulation training enables training on glaucoma, cataract, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, etc. using artificial eyes. Orbis’s tele-medicine platform – Cybersight – also plays a key role in delivering courses, webinars, facilitating virtual case discussion, and connecting ophthalmic professionals with experts from across the globe.