Short Term Fellowship for Optometrists in Diabetic Retinopathy - Round 1

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The first round of “Short Term Fellowship for Optometrists in Diabetic Retinopathy” at L V Prasad Eye Institute concluded on Saturday – 18 March 2017. Comprising 3 phases, the fellowship is aimed to equip the trainees with the required skill sets in screening and management of Diabetic Retinopathy. 

Mr Peguda Hari Kumar and Ms Sudipa Sahu completed the program over the time frame August 2016 to March 2017, with the fellowship spanning a total of 7 months. They were selected for this program after a rigorous entrance examination. Dr Padmaja Kumari Rani MS, FNB (Retina), Vitreo-Retina Consultant, LVPEI, Hyderabad distributed fellowship completion certificates to both the fellows.

During the fellowship, the fellows were actively involved in clinical training to plan, manage and evaluate a comprehensive diabetes eye care model. They also lead the community screening program in Hyderabad providing services to over 800 diabetics in 5 months. During the course of the program, the fellows conducted a workshop on Diabetic Retinopathy for students and practitioners at NSHM Knowledge Campus Kolkata benefiting over 60 participants.

IVI acknowledges the support of Optometry Giving Sight in association with Alcon Foundation for funding this program