Embracing technology in cataract surgical training - The way forward

Indian J Ophthalmol. 2022 Nov;70(11):4079-4081. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1725_22.


While ophthalmology as a surgical branch itself has evolved technologically with newer instruments, techniques and procedures; ophthalmic surgical training appears to have stagnated in terms of how it is delivered and how trainees' learning and performance are assessed. This collaborative editorial attempts to identify the lacunae in ophthalmic residency training and highlight how technological tools such as surgical simulators can be incorporated into ophthalmic training even in limited-resource settings with good results.

Keywords: Blindness; MSICS; SICS; residency; training.

MeSH terms

  • Cataract Extraction* / education
  • Cataract*
  • Clinical Competence
  • Education, Medical, Graduate / methods
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency*
  • Ophthalmology* / education
  • Technology