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Dear website visitor,
Welcome to the Education Department’s Home page. Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute and Hospital is one of the leading ophthalmic educational institutions in Bangladesh. The Institute of Ophthalmology was formally established in 1993 to coordinate all doctor and ophthalmic paramedic courses at Islamia, and we have established teaching as part of our mission and our vision. The primary aim is to provide the students and trainees with a modern teaching, training and research facility. To serve that purpose, our department has a wide variety of postgraduate ophthalmic courses and various training opportunities for both ophthalmic doctors and healthcare professionals at Islamia Hospital.

Trainee and students benefit from the wide referral network that Islamia Hospital has established in Dhaka and rural Bangladesh that enables them to see routine as well as complicated cases. With our award winning faculty and state of the art facilities, our students are able to participate in learning from up-to-date information. Our curriculum has been designed to develop clinicians who are well trained in medical and surgical ophthalmology, and who will excel as competent service providers.

The foundation of these programs is derived from our best clinical practices and experience gained over the years. The general framework for these courses is to make them interactive and hands-on so that participants can derive the most benefit from their time spent learning with us.

Islamia wishes to complement the International Association for the Prevention of Blindness global program for the “Elimination of avoidable blindness by 2020” and to meet the national demand of ophthalmic professionals. When we realize that there are so few ophthalmologists in Bangladesh – it is estimated that the ophthalmologist:patient ratio in the US is 1:15,800 while in Bangladesh it is approximately 1:300,000 or more – one can see that the need is enormous! Hence, I encourage you to take part in this learning opportunity. We wish you all the best.

 

Sincerely,

Prof. Sarwar Alam
Director of the Education Department
Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute and Hospital
Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Mission, Vision & Activities

Mission:
Educate all cadres of ophthalmic professionals so as to build capacity for the nation.

Vision:
To become an international training centre in ophthalmology for doctors and ophthalmic paramedics from all over the world.

 

Educational Activities

Courses from Doctors & Number of Doctors trained

FCPS Part –II: 6 person
Diploma in Ophthalmology (D.O.): 62 person
Resident Medical Officer (RMO): 96 person
Cataract Surgery (SICS long term) 81 person
Cataract Surgery (SICS short term) 16 person
Phaco emulsification 89 person
Fellowship in Cornea 20 person
Fellowship in Vitreo Retina 28 person
Fellowship in Glaucoma 5 person
Fellowship in Paediatric 11 person
Fellowship in Oculoplasty 6 person
Primary Eye Care for Medical Officer 92 person
Honorary Medical Officer (now held) 26 person
Short term fellowships in various specialities 14 person

Foreign Trainees 2009- 2015 - No. of trainees in Phaco, SICS & Fellow

  • Azerbaijan
  • China
  • Germany
  • Jordan
  • Nepal
  • USA
  • UK
  • Egypt
  • Nigeria (Common Wealth)
  • Australia
  • Malwai (Common Wealth)

Course for Non Doctors(2009-2015) - No. of trainees trained

  • MLOP Refraction Certificate Course (Govt)
  • MLOP Ophthalmic Assistant (Govt)
  • Optical Dispensing
  • Ophthalmic OT Management
  • Ophthalmic Nursing (In-house)
  • Diploma in Ophthalmic Techniques
  • FFA, OCT, FP & Biometry
  • Refraction training program