In a move to tackle the issue of blindness and visual impairment, Orbis, an international non-profit organization, has joined forces with Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital in Delhi to launch a state-of-the-art Digital Training Hub (DTH). This new facility provides healthcare professionals with access to simulation training, tele-mentorship, hands-on training, and more to increase their ophthalmic care capacity.
The DTH boasts a modern wet lab, artificial eyes, and virtual reality setup, all guided by a skilled faculty. By integrating digitization, simulation, tele-education, telemedicine, and hands-on training, the DTH is designed to improve the skills of ophthalmologists, ophthalmologists-in-training, and ophthalmic nurses.
The DTH offers a variety of training programs, including Sandwich Fellowships, Observerships, and Hospital Based Trainings. Through a blended learning approach, these programs provide training in clinical and surgical skills, problem solving, crisis management, and more. The Remote Surgical Mentorships provide a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals to receive mentorship from global experts during live ophthalmic surgeries.
Orbis’s telemedicine platform, Cybersight, also plays a crucial role in delivering courses, webinars, facilitating virtual case discussions, and connecting ophthalmic professionals with experts from around the world. The simulation training enables training in glaucoma, cataract, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, and more using artificial eyes.
“The Digital Training Hub is a major stride in improving access to quality eye care in the region, reaching the underserved,” said Dr. Umang Mathur, CEO of Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital. “Orbis and Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital partnership has been working tirelessly for over 20 years to overcome avoidable blindness, and the DTH launch is yet another groundbreaking step in this partnership,” added Dr Suma Ganesh, Chairperson of Pediatric Centre of Excellence & Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital.