Hands- On Training Program In Diagnostic Techniques

The LVP Zeiss Academy offers a hands-on training program on Basic diagnostic techniques in each specialty - Cornea, Retina, Glaucoma, Pediatrics and Oculoplasty.

Course Facilities

Basic Zeiss is the Clinical Methods Investigation Area, where the trainee will work independently with patients and conduct eye examination and evaluate the findings.

Duration: Basic Course - One month

Course Schedule: Selected months of the year only. Will be communication by Education Department from time - time.

No of seats: 6

Qualifications: Post Graduation students (preferably in 2nd year of their training).

Admission Procedure: Applications for the programs should be accompanied with curriculum vitae as well as copies of certificates.

Selection: On a first-come first-served basis

Didactic Lectures: Lectures in diagnostic technologies will be scheduled during the training program.


Basic Courses


  • External examination
  • Slit lamp evaluation techniques
  • Keratometry
  • A-scan biometry
  • Slit lamp photography
  • Corneal Scrapings
  • Dry eye evaluation - I


  • Applantation tonometry
  • Gonioscopy
  • Slit lamp photography
  • Ophthalmoscopy with 78D lens
  • Auotmated perimetry - I


  • Indirect ophthalmoscopy
  • Slit lamp binocular indirect
  • Ophthalmoscopy with 90D lens
  • Fundus fluorescien
  • Angiography
  • Electrophysiology - I

Advanced Courses

Day Area of Work Work Schedule
1-2 Zeiss - I Slit lamp examination, corneal tissue evaluation
3 A-scan room Biometry (Axial length, corneal curvature, corneal thickness)
4 Microbiology laboratory Corneal scrapings/Microbiology work-up
5 Dry eye clinic Tear film function tests
6 Cornea diagnostic Orb-scan, Aberrometry
8-12 Cornea OPD  
Day Area of Work Work Schedule
1-6 Zeiss - I Work-up cases, cross check findings with consultant
7-8 Fields room Humphrey Visual Fields
9-10 Zeiss - II Disc photography, OCT, HRT, GDX and UBM (Depending upon need and competence)
11-12 Glaucoma OPD HVF and imaging results of patients will be seen and correlated. Observe cases of Yag laser.
Day Area of Work Work Schedule
1-6 Zeiss - I Work up cases, cross check findings with consultant. One day of OR
7-8 Retina diagnostics Angiography Ultrasonography and Fluorescein
9-10 Zeiss - II Indocyanine Green Angiography and Optical Coherence tomography
11-12 Retina diagnostics Electrophysiology

On days 7-12, the trainee will be encouraged to come to the OPD with the specific investigation findings and discuss the same with the consultant.

For further details contact/Send the applications to
Mark Nathaniel Thadikonda and Vijayamma
Nannepaga Centre for Eye Care Education
L V Prasad Eye Institute
L V Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills
Hyderabad - 500 034, India
Telephone: +91-40- 30612164

Fax: +91-40-2354 8271
Email: education@lvpei.org

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