LV Prasad Eye Institute


Posted Date: 12 Jan 2009

Posted By: Sivakumar

Member Level: Gold
Name: LV Prasad Eye Institute
Address: Head of Department
Bio Medical Training Centre
L V Prasad Eye Institute
L V Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills
Hyderabad - 500 034
City: Hyderabad
State: Andhra Pradesh
Telephone Number: 040-3061 2809
Email: education@lvpei.org
Official website: www.lvpei.org




A hospital may have the best available expertise, yet the quality of its medical services will depend largely upon the standard and efficacy of the equipment used by the doctors, nurses and bio-medical personnel. Sometimes the equipment used for diagnostic tests and surgical procedures may fail to function or malfunction. The frequency of such failures can be reduced considerably by meticulous planning and the establishment of preventive maintenance systems.

It is, therefore, vital for a hospital to have a trained team of bio-medical engineers and technicians to ensure the optimum utilisation of all the equipment. This holds good for eye institutes as well as eye care centres. Apart from general maintenance, all equipment and instruments need to be calibrated regularly. In addition, all eye care professionals handling the equipment should be trained to use the correct techniques and procedures. LVPEI has a full-fledged bio-medical team of engineers and technicians to train new candidates.



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Course NameCategoryDurationFees
Short-Term Fellowship Program in Low Vision Care
Curriculum * An overview of low vision * Vision classification system * Visual perception * Low vision environmental assessments * Observational factors * Case history * Identification of visual needs * Psychological factors * Motivation Clinical aspects of low vision * Distance and near acuities * Low vision refraction * Visual fields * Binocularity * Colour vision * Determination of magnification * Assessment of illumination * Evaluation with low vision devices * Training in use of low vision devices * Prescription of low vision devices The curriculum also includes training in low vision devices – their individual characteristics, advantages and disadvantages; clinical set-ups, resource mobilisation and utilisation. All aspects of rehabilitation – such as counselling, orientation and mobility, daily living skills and support services – will be a practical part of the course. Interaction with patients, their parents and the community is also an integral part of the course. Minimum qualifications: Diploma in Optometry/Master’s degree or Diplomate from the National Board of Examination in Ophthalmology. Preferably institution based. Registration details * Registration is limited to two persons per program. * Food and shared accommodation will be provided. * No leave or other benefits. * Candidates should make their own travel arrangements. * Candidates should pay a registration fee of Rs 4000 by demand draft, payable to Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation along with the application.
General NursingRs.4000
Long Term Fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment
The objective of this program is to train ophthalmologists in the diagnosis and management of corneal disease and cataract through clinical evaluation and research, the use of various investigative procedures, medical treatment and surgical intervention. Eligibility: MS or MD or DNB or FRCS in ophthalmology. Selection: Through a written test and interview in November and May. Application procedure: Applications must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae and testimonials from two referees. Course Curriculum Clinical diagnostics Students are trained in the use of the slit lamp, biomicroscopy, keratometry, computerised video keratography, pachymetry, specular microscopy, A-B scan ultrasonography, tear film function tests, and biometry. Laboratory diagnostics Microbiology: Smear preparation, culture methodology and interpretation of various corneal infections including bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic. Pathology: Preparation and interpretation of specimens from various corneal pathologies including scars, edema, dystrophies, infections, degenerations, etc. Immunology: Understanding various techniques including immunohistocytochemistry and serology. Medical treatment strategies Corneal infections, corneal immunological disorders, dry eye and ocular surface disorders, degenerations and dystrophies, complications of keratoplasty, complications of cataract surgery. Microsurgical techniques Penetrating keratoplasty, extracapsular cataract extraction, phacoemulsification, surgery for congenital cataract, ocular surface reconstruction (limbal grafts, amniotic membrane grafts), pterygium surgery, tissue adhesive application, patch grafts, superficial keratectomy. The course module also provides Training in the use of laser equipment Nd – YAG capsulotomy, Nd – YAG membranotomy, Excimer laser PTK Training in laser refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK, ARK) Training in contact lens Training in eye banking Tissue retrieva, tissue storage and tissue evaluation Surgery for congenital cataract Tissue adhesive application Trauma surgery Training in the use of laser equipment Nd – YAG capsulotomy Nd – YAG membranotomy Refractive surgery Incisional Laser assisted (LASIK and PTK) Eye Banking and tissue evaluation Tissue retrieval Tissue storage Tissue evaluation Eye Bank medical standards Training in Contact Lens Contact lens fitting Management of contact lens related complications Training in Microbiology and Pathology Posting schedule The first three months constitute the probation period during which the fellows will learn basic examination procedures in cornea, glaucoma, and retina in the International Academy for Advanced Ophthalmic Education (LVP – Zeiss Academy). This will be followed by a performance evaluation; the fellowship may be terminated if the candidate is found unsuitable. For the next one year the fellow will be assigned to the cornea subspecialty, with a two-month rotation period with each faculty member. The fellows will also serve a rotation period in para-clinical departments like eye bank, microbiology and pathology to gain experience in eye banking and diagnostic techniques. Independent rotation: The fellows will handle independent OPD and OR one day a week for six months. They will handle all general ophthalmic cases independently and in consultation with the faculty of various subspecialties. They will also have opportunities to perform surgery independently and follow up on the cases. In-patient care: The fellows will be required to review the medical records of all the hospital patients and present a summary of the patient data along with a treatment plan. Post-operative and medical rounds will start early in the fellowship, enabling reporting on specific assignments.
General Nursing24 months
Short Term Fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment
Session commences: January, April, July and October every year. Places available: One candidate in each session. Eligibility: Practicing ophthalmic surgeons with experience in the subspecialty They must be sponsored by an institute or NGO Selection: The applicant should have the potential to develop the subspecialty service at his/her location. Application procedure: Applications must be accompanied with curriculum vitae, a copy of the applicant’s MBBS and PG diploma or certificate, as well as a letter from the sponsor. Course Curriculum Clinical diagnostics Fellows are trained in the use of slit lamp, biomicroscopy, keratometry, computerised video keratography, pachymetry, specular microscopy, A-B Scan ultrasonography, and tear film function tests. Laboratory diagnosis Microbiology: Smear preparations, culture methodology and interpretation for various corneal infections including bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic. Pathology: Preparation and interpretation of specimens of various corneal pathologies including scars, edema, dystrophies, infections, and degeneration. Immunology: Understanding of various techniques like immunohistocytochemistry, serology, etc. Medical treatment strategies Corneal infections, corneal immunological disorders, dry eye and ocular surface disorders, degeneration and dystrophy, complications of keratoplasty, complications of cataract surgery. Surgical training An opportunity for hands-on surgery is not provided in the short-term fellowship. However trainees are encouraged to assist in all types of corneal surgeries. Eye banking and tissue evaluation Tissue retrieval, tissue storage and tissue evaluation
General Nursingthree months
Short Term Fellowship in Glaucoma
The objective is to train relatively senior ophthalmologists who are interested in developing the subspecialty in their hospital. By virtue of the seniority it is expected that there is no need for hands-on surgical training. The candidate should be able to gain form the spectrum of the disease seen and the individualized management options exercised in the course of three months. Session commences: January, April, July and October every year. Places available: One in each session. Selection: The applicant should have the potential to develop the subspecialty service at their location. Application Procedure: Applications must be accompanied by curriculum vitae, a copy of the applicant’s MBBS and PG Diploma or Certificate, as well as a letter from his/her sponsor. Eligibility: Practicing ophthalmic surgeons with experience in the specialty/subspecialty. Course Curriculum Clinical: The Fellow will be trained in the use of applanation tonometry, gonioscopy, slit-lamp biomicroscopy, indirect ophthalmoscopy and stereoscopic disc evaluation (78D lens) automated perimetry. Diagnostics: The Fellow will be trained in the use of automated perimetry, short-Wave automated perimetry, frequency doubling perimetry, stereoscopic disc photography, scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (HRT), nerve fibre layer polarimetry (GDx), optical coherence tomography (OCT) and ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) Training in the use of Laser equipment: Nd-YAG iridotomy, Argon laser trabeculoplasty, suturolysis, and gonioplasty, Transcleral cyclophotocoagulation Surgical Techniques: An opportunity for 'hands on' surgery is not provided, but the trainee will be allowed to assist in all types of glaucoma surgeries.
General NursingThree months
Short Term Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Session commences: In January, April, July and October every year Places available: One candidate in each session Eligibility: Practicing ophthalmic surgeons with experience Selection Procedure: The applicant should have the potential to develop the subspecialty service at his/her location. Application procedure: Applications must be accompanied with curriculum vitae, a copy of the applicant’s MBBS and PG diploma or certificate, as well as a letter from the sponsor. Clinical Training Observe and assist consultants in the out patient department in all the sub specialties of the eye in all pediatric cases. Also assist the consultant in examination of pediatric cases under anesthesia. Microsurgical techniques Observe and assist in all pediatric surgeries based on the level of competence of the trainees as evaluated by the concerned consultant. There is no opportunity for hands-on surgery. Evaluation Each fellow will be given a training module for keeping a record of each case that he assists in or whenever he performs surgery on his own. The concerned faculty will evaluate the fellow’s performance at the end of the posting. Stipend and leave benefits No stipend or leave benefits will accrue to the trainee.
General NursingThree months
Ophthalmic Nursing Assistants
Program Objectives The aim of this program is to train young women as ophthalmic nursing assistants to provide comprehensive eye care to patients with sincerity and dedication. The program will enable ophthalmic nursing assistants to become conversant with basic ocular anatomy and physiology. They will develop a better understanding of common eye disorders, diagnostic tests and surgical treatments, in addition to their medical and nursing skills, as a foundation for specialty training. The ophthalmic nursing assistants will be trained in effective communication skills in the ambulatory service unit, in-patient wards and the surgical preoperative area so as to understand the role and responsibilities of being a team member in patient care. They will assist ophthalmologists in organizing and conducting community eye care programs and also work as public health nurses. They will be trained to use their skills of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in providing quality care. The course will inculcate in them the thirst for continuous learning and self-improvement. Admission Procedure Basic qualifications Applicants should be unmarried women candidates who have passed Class X with not less than 50 percent marks in the overall aggregate. They should be between 17 to 25 years of age. Mode of selection The session commences in July every year. Final selections will be held in May/June after an entrance examination and interview at LVPEI. The management decision regarding selection of candidates would be final, no appeals will be entertained. Preference will be given to applicants who have secured good marks in Science and English in Class X. Short-term program We also provide specialized short-term training to nursing personnel for delivering quality care to ophthalmic patients. The candidates eligible for this course should have successfully completed the Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery course, a multipurpose health worker or trained nursing care program, as part of a vocational course. Candidates for this program have to be sponsored by a hospital. Examinations Internal examiners will conduct examinations at the end of each semester. There will be three theory papers followed by practicals. Evaluation The trainees’ progress will be monitored regularly and evaluated each month and the scores mailed to their parents/guardians. Supplementary examinations At the end of both the first and second semester supplementary examinations will be held for candidates who have failed. If candidates fail in the supplementary examinations too, their names will be struck off the rolls. Boarding and lodging Trainees will be provided free, shared bachelors’ accommodation in our campus hostels. Accommodation is also provided at the rural eye care centers during rotation periods. Cafeteria services are available within the campus and at the rural eye care centers at subsidized rates. Stipend and leave During the second year candidates will receive a monthly stipend of Rs 600. Trainees will be allowed 12 days leave per year, in addition to designated holidays. Additional leave will be granted only for reasons of health after proper justification.
General Nursing2 years
Fellowshipinoptometry
hi my name is rajbabu i have done optometry diploma. so i wann do fellowship in optometry 2year.
General Nursing2 year
Basic course
The basic course includes training in: · The working principles of vision chart projectors, retinoscope, lensometer, tonometer, slit lamp, keratometer, direct and indirect ophthalmoscopes and operating microscopes · Maintenance of the basic minimum spares, important tools and a systematic preventive maintenance schedule · Calculation of power ratings for instruments to provide the appropriate fuses, transformers, voltage stabilisers and UPS · Maintenance of files to keep track of all operating manuals, and other details pertaining to the equipment and suppliers list Evaluation At the end of the training program the candidate’s performance will be evaluated by a bio-medical engineer. The examination will include a written and oral test. Stipend and leave benefits No stipend will be paid during the training period. The trainee is entitled to 3 – 6 days leave — one day of leave accrues for each month of training completed. Accommodation and food Trainees are provided rent-free shared bachelor's accommodation in the campus hostel during the training period. The Institute campus has its own cafeteria, which provides food at subsidised rates.
GeneralThree monthsRs 10,000
Advanced course
In addition to what is taught in the basic course, trainees in the advanced course are also taught the theory, working principles, operating procedures, and trouble-shooting procedures which apply to all the diagnostic equipment and other operating theatre equipment. Equipment manufacturers’ representatives conduct classes for the trainees in the use of these instruments. Trainees are supplied teaching materials related to the instruments. Videocassettes are also available to demonstrate the dismantling and assembling of instruments. Based on individual requirements, students can be trained to use audio-visual equipment like CCD cameras and adapters, colour televisions, VCR and VCD, LCD projectors, slide projectors and overhead projectors. Evaluation At the end of the training program the candidate’s performance will be evaluated by a bio-medical engineer. The examination will include a written and oral test. Stipend and leave benefits No stipend will be paid during the training period. The trainee is entitled to 3 – 6 days leave — one day of leave accrues for each month of training completed. Accommodation and food Trainees are provided rent-free shared bachelor's accommodation in the campus hostel during the training period. The Institute campus has its own cafeteria, which provides food at subsidised rates.
GeneralSix months Rs 10,000
Fellowship in Optometry
Session commences: in August every year Eligibility: Applicants for the one-year fellowship must have bachelor’s degree in optometry or B Sc in ophthalmic techniques. Applicants for the two-year fellowship require a diploma in optometry/diploma in ophthalmic technician (DOT) for the 2- year fellowship. Application procedure: Applications must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae and photocopies of certificates. Selection: The selection process is based on a written test and interview. Course objectives To train fellows to develop clinical acumen so that they can provide primary eye care and refer appropriate cases to secondary and tertiary-care centres. To teach the skills required to fit and prescribe contact lenses, handle certain contact lens-related problems and refer complex problems to ophthalmologists. To teach trainees how to provide low vision services and enables them to prescribe simple low vision devices. To encourage and prepare students for research-related activities. To expose students to state-of-the-art ophthalmic equipment. To help students gain confidence in making public presentations, through regular classroom discussions and practice presentation. Training schedule The optometrists will rotate with faculty in all subspecialties of eye care at the Institute. They will also be expected to attend regular classes on all aspects of optometry, which are held every weekday morning at LVPEI. Stipend and leave benefits Trainees will be paid a stipend during the period of the fellowship. They will be allowed leave benefits as per the rules of the Institute. Ancillary facilities There is a large resource centre at the B & L School of Optometry for the students and the faculty. The library is well equipped with multiple volumes of journals as well as books, a slide collection, and video and audio tapes. It also has a large computer facility for viewing videotapes and access to the Internet and Medline search for journal abstracts. Fellows also have access to the 24-hour library at the main campus in Banjara Hills.
General1 - 2 years
Short Term Fellowship in Retina & Vitreous
Places available: One in each session. Session commences: In January, April, July and October every year Selection: The applicant should have the potential to develop the sub-speciality service at their location. Application Procedure: Applications must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a copy of the applicant’s MBBS and PG Diploma or Certificate, as well as a letter from his/her sponsor. The short-term program of 3 months duration is aimed at enhancing the knowledge and skills of practicing vitreo-retinal surgeons. The short-term Fellow can choose one of two programs - one that emphasizes the medical retina and the other the surgical retina. Clinical Medical short-term Fellows will concentrate on retinal diagnostics and retinal office lasers in addition to improving their skills in clinical diagnosis. Surgical short-term Fellows will concentrate on retina and vitreous surgeries in addition to improving their skills in clinical diagnosis. Rotation This is a flexible program. Depending on the requirement, the Fellow will be on rotation with particular faculty members, and will also have opportunities to undertake short-term project work.
GeneralThree months
Bachelor of Science degree in Optometry
Seats available: 20 per year Session commences: In September every year Eligibility: Applicants should have completed their 10+2 or intermediate studies with physics, chemistry and biology/maths with a minimum 65% aggregate. Selection: The selection is process is based on an entrance examination and interview. However, all applications will have to be sent to BITS, Pilani, in response to their advertisement that usually appears in the month of May. Course objectives To teach optometry, and help trainees develop clinical acumen so that they can provide primary eye care, and refer appropriate cases to secondary and tertiary care centres. To teach the skills required to prescribe and fit contact lenses, handle certain contact lens-related problems and refer appropriate cases to ophthalmologists. To teach about provision of low vision services and the prescribing of simple lowvision devices. To encourage and prepare students for research-related activities. To expose students to state-of-the-art ophthalmic equipment. To help students acquire the confidence to make public presentations through regular classroom discussions and practice presentations. Course curriculum The curriculum has been designed after a thorough examination of the curricula followed by various international schools of optometry, and after taking into consideration the current eye care needs of the nation. The B Sc program in optometry is of four years’ duration. The first three years consist of theoretical course study and laboratory work. The final year comprises a clinical internship at LVPEI, including clinical postings in the various subspecialties of eye care. Each year is divided into two semesters and covers a variety of subjects. These include ocular anatomy and physiology, physical and geometric optics and mathematics, visual optical, ophthalmic optics, computer programming, ocular diseases: causes and treatment strategies, contact lens, low vision care, pathology, microbiology, and an understanding of the various subspecialties in eye care. Admission and tuition fees Students will pay an admission and resource fee at the time of admission. There are two semesters per year and a separate tuition fee is payable per semester. Scholarships To encourage young talent, enthusiasm, and hard work, the B & L School of Optometry offers scholarships to deserving students at the end of the first semester. Ancillary facilities There is a large resource centre at the B & L School of Optometry for the students and the faculty. The library is well equipped with multiple volumes of journals as well as books, a slide collection, and video and audio tapes. It also has a large computer facility for viewing videotapes and access to the Internet and Medline search for journal abstracts. Fellows also have access to the 24-hour library at the main campus in Banjara Hills. Food and accommodation Hostel facilities are available on a twin-sharing basis for enrolled students. Vegetarian food is available at the cafeteria within the hostel campus. A separate fee is charged for these facilities.
General4 years
Vision Technician Programme
Seats available: Eight per session (reserved for sponsored candidates) Sessions commences: In November every year Eligibility: To be eligible for selection applicants must have passed their 10+2 with physics, chemistry, and biology/mathematics as their elective subjects. Selection: The selection process is based on a written test and interview. Course objectives During this one-year course, students are trained in taking the history of patients, refraction, eye examination including slit lamp and applanation tonometry, the use of A-scan and keratometer to calculate IOL power, and in performing community-based examinations using portable equipment. This cadre of eye care professionals is eligible to assist ophthalmologists in the clinic, as well as participate in population screening programs for specific disorders. Stipend and leave allowed The trainee will receive a stipend for the one-year program from their sponsors. The trainees will be allowed as per the rules that govern the program. Ancillary facilities There is a large resource centre at the B & L School of Optometry for the students and the faculty. The library is well equipped with multiple volumes of journals as well as books, a slide collection, and video and audio tapes. It also has a large computer facility for viewing videotapes and access to the Internet and Medline search for journal abstracts. Fellows also have access to the 24-hour library at the main campus in Banjara Hills. Food and accommodation Hostel facilities are available on a twin-sharing basis for enrolled students. Vegetarian food is available at the cafeteria within the hostel campus. A separate fee is charged for these facilities.
General1 year
Program for Eye Care Administrators Duration: One year
Places available: Six per session Session commences: In January and July every year Eligibility: A bachelor’s degree in any discipline Selection: The selection process is based on written tests and interviews Program objectives To help the trainee to acquire an in-depth understanding of the purpose and functions of the different departments in an eye care facility To encourage active participation in various aspects of eye care service delivery To promote critical thinking To equip trainees to manage an eye care facility on their own Training Students are trained at the L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, and at LVPEI’s rural eye care centres. Trainees can work in rotation between patient care services, finance and material management, general administration, the training centre, and support services. Training also involves a detailed orientation in the functions of each department and active participation in the daily activities of the department. LVPEI has two satellite eye care centres in rural Andhra Pradesh. These satellite centres have good infrastructure and adequate manpower, each one being staffed by 20 trained eye care personnel who handle 15,000 out-patients and 1,500 surgeries annually. Each trainee eye care manager will work in rotation as an administrator at one of these centres to gain hands-on experience in managing an eye centre independently. The training will be closely supervised by the centre's administrator. Academic work Students are expected to demonstrate responsibility and participate actively in meeting the objectives of the program. They are required to submit monthly activity reports and make a presentation to the faculty at the end of the program. They are also required to carry out administration-related projects. Projects can be decided in consultation with the department head or a member of the faculty. Stipend and leave benefits Trainees will receive a monthly stipend. Sponsored candidates are not eligible for stipends from LVPEI but will receive stipends directly from their sponsoring agencies. Trainees are allowed 12 days leave during the year. Food and accommodation Trainees will be provided accommodation within the Institute campus on a firstcome-first-served basis. The hostels have vegetarian cafeteria services.
Generalone year

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