Comm Eye Health Vol. 16 No. 48 2003 pp 61. Published online 01 December 2003.

Training centres and learning resources for small incision cataract

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Non-Governmental Development Organisations

L V Prasad Eye Institute, L V Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034, Andhra Pradesh email:

Aravind Eye Hospital, Anna Nagar, Madurai – 625020, Tamil Nadu email:
HV Desai Eye Hospital, 73/2 Tarawadewasti, Mohommadwadi Road, Hadapsar, Pune 411028, Maharashtra, India email:

Sankara Netralaya, 18 College Road, Chennai – 600006, Tamil Nadu

Venu Eye Institute & Research Centre, Plot No.1, Facility Centre, 31, Sheik Sarai Institutional Area Phase – 2, 110017, New Delhi email:

Lions Comprehensive Eye Care Foundation, Plot No.31,MIDC, Miraj – 416410, District – Sangli, Maharashtra

Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Beltola, Guwahati -781028, Assam

Sankar Foundation, 10-51-5, 1st Floor, Kailash, Waltair Uplands, Vishakapatnam – 530003, Andhra Pradesh

K. G. Eye Hospital,Thudiyalar Road, Saravanampati Coimbatore – 641035, Tamil Nadu

Institute of Ophthalmology, Joseph Eye Hospital, P B No.138 Tiruchirapally – 620001, Tamil Nadu email:

CBM Ophthalmic Institute, Little Flower Hospital, Angamaly – 683572, Kerala email:

JPM Rotary Eye Hospital & Research Institute, CDA, Sector 6, Abhinava Bidanasi, Cuttack – 753002, Orissa

Government Organisations

Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

M & J Institute of Ophthalmology, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Civil Hospital Campus, Ahmedabad – 16, Gujarat

Department of Ophthalmology, J.J. Hospital & Grant Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra

State Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, M.D. Eye Hospital, Allahabad – 211003, Uttar Pradesh

Post-graduate Institute & Medical Research College, Chandigarh – 160012, Union Territory of Chandigarh email:


Pakistan Institute of Community Ophthalmology, P.O Box 125, Hayatabad Complex – Phase 4, Hayatabad, Peshawar email:

King Edward Medical College, Ophthalmology Unit, Mayo Hospital, Lahore

Dow Medical College, Ophthalmology Unit, Civil Hospital, Karachi


Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital, Lahan, c/o UMN, P.O. Box 126, Kathmandu email:


Contacts for Information on Training Centres:

South Africa – Dr Colin Cook – email:

East Africa – Dr Iris Winter – email: or


Small Incision Cataract Surgery (Manual Phaco)
Author: Kamal Jeet Singh
Publisher: Jaypee Publishers, New Delhi, 2001

Manual of Small Incision Cataract Surgery
Edited by Professor KPS Malik & Dr Ruchi Goel
Publisher: CBS Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi, 2003

Cataract Surgery – Alternative Small Incision Techniques
Edited by G W Rozakis
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated. New Jersey, USA, 1990

Sutureless Smaller Incision Manual Extracapsular Extraction with Posterior Chamber IOL
Author: Garry Brian
Publisher: Available from Fred Hollows Foundation, Australia, 2000

Clinical Practice in Small Incision Cataract Surgery
Authors: Ashok Garg, Luther L Fry, Geoffrey Tabin, Francisco Jose Carmona & Suresh Pandey In Press

Manual of Small Incision Cataract Surgery (with CD or video)
Edited by Dr G Natchair
Publisher: Aravind Publications, Madurai, 2000

The Lahan ‘Fish Hook’ Technique (10 minute video)
Author: Albrecht Hennig
Publisher: Available from CBM, Germany

This is not a comprehensive list – readers are encouraged to inform us of other centres and training materials.

International Resource Centre, email: SUE.STEVENS@LSHTM.AC.UK

Update May 2005

Since Issue 48, we have been informed of other centres providing training in Small Incision Cataract Surgery.



Lighthouse For Christ Eye Centre, P. O .Box 81465, Mombasa 80100,
Tel. 254-041-226179 or 220018 (Office)


Disha Eye Hospitals & Research Centre, Barrackpore, Kolkata – 700 120, India.
Fax: 91-33-25928106 E-mail: DISHA@CAL2.VSNL.NET.IN
Observership course for 2-4 days for 2 ophthalmologists per week. There is no course fee. We have participated in many live surgical workshops in various parts of India.
Contact: Dr. Samar K Basak, MD, DNB