Orbis and H.V. Desai Eye Hospital Inaugurate Digital Training Hub

Equipped with state-of-the-art wet lab, artificial eyes, and virtual reality set up, Orbis and PBMA’s H.V. Desai Eye Hospital inaugurate a Digital Training Hub at PBMA’s H.V. Desai Eye Hospital, Pune.

Orbis, in partnership, PBMA’s H.V. Desai Eye Hospital inaugurated a Digital Training Hub at PBMA’s H.V. Desai Eye Hospital, Pune. Taking the next step training and capacity building of eye health professionals, 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, ophthalmic nurses, and anesthesiologists in the eye care department.

Prakash Apte

Chairman, Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited

Along with inno­va­tion and access, we also need empa­thy and care in the med­ical field which I am delight­ed to wit­ness here.

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.

Derek Hodkey

President and CEO, Orbis International

Devel­op­ing a cadre of trained eye health pro­fes­sion­als to deliv­er qual­i­ty eye care across remains at the heart of Orbis’s endeav­or toward com­bat­ing avoid­able blind­ness. The DTHs can trans­form the eye care ecosys­tem by equip­ping these pro­fes­sion­als with crit­i­cal skillset to deliv­er qual­i­ty treat­ment to the patients.

The DTH also leverages Cybersight – Orbis’s telemedicine platform to deliver courses, webinars, virtual case discussions, and connecting ophthalmic professionals with experts from across the globe. Sandwich fellowships with rotations and observerships also invite eye health professionals to undertake wet lab and hands-on training and clinical observation and management and then practice at their home institutions, further bridging the gap in access to medical education.

Dr Rishi Raj Borah

Country Director – India, Orbis International

The nov­el­ty of an ini­tia­tive such as the DTH lies in its inno­va­tion in lever­ag­ing tech­nol­o­gy to refine the skills and expose the eye health pro­fes­sion­als to cas­es that encour­age their crit­i­cal think­ing. This empow­ers them to save sight with­in their com­mu­ni­ties by strength­en­ing the net­work of eye pro­fes­sion­als across the country.
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