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Training Programs

Uma Eye Clinic conducts various training programs. The PHACO & Lasik Training Program conducted here is one of the best programs available in India for National and International Ophthalmologists.

Dr. Arulmozhi Varman is a Master surgeon and experienced instructor having conducted over 150 PHACO training programmes in India and abroad. He has over 30 years experience in the technology and has trained about 300 ophthalmologists at this centre.

The centre trains Ophthalmology residents of International Universities and established eye care practitioners from India and abroad. This is one of the very few training centres in the world to train with AMO Signature, AMO Compact PHACOemulsification system and the Zeiss Lumera 700 Microscope. The centre has tie ups with USA and UK Universities for training their Ophthalmology residents.

The centre provides hands on surgical experience.

Training Programs

  • Basic PHACO Course - For Beginners.
  • Lasik Course
  • RELEX SMILE Femtosecond flapless LASIK training for LASIK surgeons
  • Advanced PHACO Course- For Surgeons with prior experience in PHACO.
  • CATALYS: Femtosecond cataract training for PHACO surgeons
  • Hands on with Zeiss ARTEVO 3D digitial Microscope

" One Year Phaco-Refractive fellowship is available for Indian citizens only "

The Course Details:

LASIK Course

Both Excimer laser and Femtosecond laser courses are available. Course duration is customizable. 2 to 4 eyes per day are done. Didactic lectures and practical tips are given.

Amadeus II Microkeratome is used, Star S4 Visx Excimer with I Design is used,Intralase Femtosecond laser for blade-free flap creation.

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Pre-operative and post-operative evaluation of patient on request. Use of IOL Master and A-Scan.

  • Observation of Live Surgeries and Interaction
  • Clear Corneal Temporal Incision
  • Hydrodissection & Dilineation
  • Irrigation Aspiration ( coaxial , bimanual )
  • One on One
  • Instruction Videos
  • Patient Prep
  • Capsulorrhexis
  • Nuclear Management ( chop, stop and chop )
  • Foldable IOL Implantation
  • Wound Hydration
  • Cold PHACO Mechanism
  • MD Appraisal
  • Nucleus Management


AMO Cold PHACO machines ( Signature, Compact ) are used. Zeiss Lumera 700 Microscope with assistant scope is used for training.

  • Topical Anaesthesia
  • Hard Cataracts, Hypermature Cataracts
  • Iris Hooks/li>
  • Toric IOL
  • Direct Chop
  • Small Pupil, Pseudoexfoliation
  • CTR Implantation
  • Callisto eye