At Shroff Eye Centre, medical education is of utmost importance. All our medical professionals are kept abreast with the latest trends in ophthalmology.
Continuing Medical Education is an integral component of the various subspecialties functioning at Shroff Eye Centre. Clinical meetings, lectures and seminars at the centre, as well as presentations in national and international conferences are a regular feature. Shroff Eye Centre also hosts workshops and conferences on a larger scale, which are attended by doctors from all over the country and the world.
Additionally, this centre has been recognized by the National board of Examinations to provide post-graduate training and develop clinical specialists with adequate current knowledge, skills and attitudes of ophthalmology leading to the degrees of Diplomate National Board (DNB).
DNB Programme And Vitreoretina Fellowship
At Shroff Eye Centre, medical education is of utmost importance. The objective is to train budding ophthalmologists, thereby contributing to the national cause of building healthcare resources.
Shroff Eye Centre has been recognized by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) for the post graduate training in ophthalmology -DNB ophthalmology (2 primary seats per year). The admission is through the CET and counseling, as per NBE protocol. In addition, we also offer a fellowship programme in vitreoretina (18 months duration- one seat per year). A Stipend is paid to the DNB students as per NBE norms and fellows as per hospital norms.
We believe that learning should facilitate higher forms of thinking, such as analyzing, evaluating, applying and developing skills, rather than just memorizing facts.
We have divided the curriculum into nine modules (Optics and refraction. Cornea and external diseases, Uvea, Lens, Squint and neuro-ophthalmology, Pediatric ophthalmology, Orbit and Oculoplasty, Vitreous and retina, Community ophthalmology). Interactive sessions are held three times a week between the students and the faculty to cover all these topics comprehensively. The students are encouraged to prepare for the topics in advance and are randomly chosen to give a presentation, thereby promoting self study and public speaking at the same time. Seminars are held once a week when students have to prepare a power-point presentation on a topic from the ongoing module. Case presentations are done twice a week to enable students to learn the practical aspects of diagnosis and management of common and complex eye diseases. The students are also posted in the OPDs of different sub-specialities, by rotation, to enhance clinical skills. The students are encouraged to have empathy, be humble and responsible towards patients and develop high standards of ethics in their practice. Internal assessment in theory and practical is conducted at the end of each module to promote a thorough revision of the topic.
In addition to the basic techniques like slit lamp biomicroscopy, direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy, gonioscopy, tonometry, retinoscopy, that the students learn, the institute is also equipped with the latest instruments and machines eg. Optical biometry, Ultrasound (A- and B- scan), Specular microscope, Pentacam, Aberrometer, I-Trace, Keratograph, OCT, Visual field analysis, GDx etc. Students are encouraged to get hands on experience in using and interpreting the results of these tests. The Retinal imaging department is equipped with the latest ultra-wide field angiography by OPTOS and DNB and retina fellows get ample opportunity to use these equipments.
Surgical training involves assisting faculty during surgeries in all subspecialities of eye including cataract, glaucoma, retina, oculoplasty, cornea, LASIK and refractive surgery, and squint. The students are trained to perform common surgeries like cataract surgery, pterygium excision and glaucoma surgery, with due stress on supervised surgery to learn the correct technique of operating. Students are encouraged to record their surgeries and reflect later on how to correct and further improve upon their surgical technique. Proper documentation of out-patient and in-patient records is also stressed.
The Minoo Shroff Memorial Trust was founded in 2010 to extend help to the underprivileged sections of community. The Centre is also associated with nearby NGOs like the Delhi Commonwealth Women Association (DCWA) and the SAVERA association to promote Community Ophthalmology. Regular charity OPDs are conducted by our faculty and DNB students to treat these patients free of cost and necessary surgeries are also performed free of cost. Individual handling of patients at these OPDs helps the students learn the art of independent practice.
Our library is well stocked with an extensive collection of books on ophthal including all the standard textbooks in Ophthalmology in all sub-specialities. In addition, the institute subscribes to a lot of national and international journals which are available for the students and the faculty to keep updated with the newer advances in practice.
Continuing Medical Education
The institute routinely organizes CMEs and conferences and also encourages students to participate in similar activities organized by other institutions like AIIMS, GNEC, and State and national level conferences in an effort to keep up with the latest trends in the practice of Ophthalmology. We have a newsletter “Nayan”, that is issued quarterly bimonthly and has updates from all subspecialities of Ophthalmology.
Research and Publications
The faculty and students from Shroff Eye Centre are actively involved in research, the results of which have been published in several peer-reviewed indexed journals. Members from our faculty have been invited at numerous national and international conferences as Speaker/Moderator/Panelists. Several prestigious awards at these conferences have also been won for research presentations.
Various textbooks in ophthalmology written by our faculty are available which are thorough and informative and hence, widely popular among students.
Television and Radio Talks
Teleconferencing through IGNOU is conducted regularly by our faculty in various sub-specialities of ophthalmology like retina, glaucoma and cataract. These are transmitted by Gyan Darshan channel on Doordarshan for educating the DNB students. Radiotalks are also done by our faculty for counselling of the DNB students.
The DNB programme at Shroff Eye Centre, since its inception in 2005, has trained 14 ophthalmologists till date with pass percentage of 98% in the first attempt. Our students have been absorbed as Consultants in our institute as well as other centres of high repute like PGI- Chandigarh, Lady Harding Medical College- New Delhi and international groups like Orbis International.
Till date three vitreoretina fellows have been trained at the centre.
Shroff N, Dutta R, Koul A, Astir S. Comparison of functional visual performance and wave front analysis in aspheric and spherical diffractive multifocal intra-ocular lenses, Poster Presentation at XXVII congress of the ESCRS, Barcelona, Spain(12-16 Sept 2009)
Shroff N, Dutta R, Koul A. Comparitive in vivo analysis of clear corneal incision architecture postoperatively demonstrated by optical coherence tomography: Patching versus no patching. Paper Peresentation at XXVII Congress of the ESCRS, Barcelona (Spain) ,12-16 Sept 2009
Shroff, N. Outcomes of Cataract Surgery in Posterior Polar Cataracts in a Tertiary Eye Care Centre in North India. Presented at the XXXI Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Society, October 5–9 2013 Amsterdam, Netherlands.
March 13, 2014
Bimanual vitrectomy for total retinal detachment in a case of retinal angiomas
February 20, 2013
Viscoelastic Savior Turned Satan
July 25, 2012
ILM Peeling in a case of Optic Disc Pit
February 1, 2012
A fascinating plane journey – nuances of diabetic vitrectomy
August 15, 2011
More Elusive than the Scarlet Pimpernel – the correct plane in diabetic vitrectomy
Conferences & CMEs
A “Corneal Lens Symposium” was organized by Shroff Eye Centre in September 2013 at A-9, Kailash Colony, Delhi. This was an education program (Certification program) , Moderator being Mr. Sanjay Arora.
A symposium in association with M/s. Shrey Nutraceuticals on “Current Trends & Live Interaction in Ophthalmology” was organized by Shroff Eye Centre which was held on August 14,2013 at “India Habitat Centre, Delhi”.
A symposium on Modern Management of “Vitreo- Retinal Diseases through a novel drug deliver system” was organized by Shroff Eye Centre on July 28,2013, at The Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi. Dr. Paolo Lanzetta(Udine University, Italy) and Prof Amod Gupta (P.G.I Chandigarh) were the Guest speakers.
CME on Current Trends in Refractive Surgery & IOL’s was held on May 14, 2011 at Radisson Suites, Sushant Lok Gurgaon.
A CME (Proximity course on management of Retinal Vascular Occlusions and Diabetic Macular Edema) on October 23, 2011 at the Park Hotel in New Delhi.
A symposium on Uveitis and ocular pathology chaired by Prof Narsing Rao was organized by Shroff Eye centre in New Delhi on 1st November 2010.
Avedro K*L System for accelerated corneal collagen cross-linking, Mathur Dariel, Chauhan Deepender, 2013 April (Nayan), 6:1
Descemet’s Stripping Antemated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK), Chauhan Deepender, 2010 NOV (NAyan), 5:4
Mehta S.Outcome of Capsular Tension Ring (CTR) implantation for cataract surgery: Asian Journal of Ophthalmology, 2009; 11: 4-7
Shroff Cyrus M., Microincision Vitrectomy System (MIVS) Editors – Dr. Shalabha Sinha, Jaypee Publication 2013.
Shroff Cyrus M., “Prophylaxis of Retinal Detachment” in the book “Modern Ophthalmology” – Editors – L.C. Dutta, Jaypee Publications 2000