Orbis and Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital Inaugurate the Digital Training Hub

To increase ophthalmic care capability, the Digital Training Hub (DTH) offers access to simulation training, tele-mentorship, hands-on training, and more.

Orbis, an international non-profit dedicated to the treatment of avoidable blindness, has gone a step further in its quest to address the scourge of blindness and visual impairment and unveiled the Digital Training Hub at Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, Delhi. The Digital Training Hub (DTH) provides access to simulation training, tele-mentorship, hands-on training, and more to accelerate ophthalmic care capacity.

Equipped with state-of-the-art wet lab, artificial eyes, and virtual reality set up, the DTH operates with an experienced faculty at the helm. It combines digitization, simulation, tele-mentorship, tele-education, and telemedicine with in-person hands-on training to enhance the capacity of ophthalmologists, ophthalmologists-in-training, and ophthalmic nurses.

Dr. Umang Mathur

Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital

Set­ting up the dig­i­tal train­ing hub builds train­ing capac­i­ty of eye health pro­fes­sion­als in glau­co­ma and is a major stride to improve access to qual­i­ty eye care in the region, reach­ing the underserved.

The DTH offers Sandwich Fellowships, Observerships, Hospital Based Trainings, to provide training in clinical and surgical skills, problem solving, crisis management, etc., through a blended learning approach. The Remote Surgical Mentorships provide a unique opportunity to seek mentorship from global experts during live ophthalmic surgeries. The simulation training enables training on glaucoma, cataract, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, etc. using artificial eyes. Orbis’s tele-medicine platform – Cybersight – also plays a key role in delivering courses, webinars, facilitating virtual case discussion, and connecting ophthalmic professionals with experts from the across the globe.

Dr. Suneeta Dubey

Medical Director and Director Glaucoma Services and Quality Assurance, Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital

The Dig­i­tal Train­ing Hub by Orbis and Dr. Shroff’s Char­i­ty Eye Hos­pi­tal is a sig­nif­i­cant step towards lever­ag­ing tech­nol­o­gy and crit­i­cal skill sets of eye health pro­fes­sion­als to com­bat the blind­ing chal­lenge posed by Glaucoma.

Dr Suma Ganesh

Chairperson, Pediatric Centre of Excellence & Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital

The 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 the partnership.

The Digital Training Hub is an effort towards enabling development through both virtual and hands – on training programs with expert faculty members with diverse areas of expertise.

Derek Hodkey

President and CEO, Orbis International

Orbis is work­ing towards deliv­er­ing the skills, resources, and knowl­edge need­ed to deliv­er acces­si­ble and qual­i­ty eye care. The DTH is the next step in fos­ter­ing a cadre of trained oph­thalmic pro­fes­sion­als and advanc­ing our fight against avoid­able blindness.

Dr. Rishi Raj Borah

Country Director – India, Orbis

The inno­va­tion of the DTH is equip­ping the oph­thalmic pro­fes­sion­als with crit­i­cal skills to treat com­plex cas­es and deliv­er qual­i­ty eye care and which then helps them enable access to eye health ser­vices in the communities.
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