Al-Shifa Trust                                   Pakistan Institute of Opthalmology.

                                                              Courses

        The main objectives are to train and expand the manpower pool in the country, in various fields of ophthalmology,
capable of providing state of the art eye care at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

Training Courses for Doctors

    • Fellowship in Ophthalmology - 4 years residency program leading to a Fellowship of the College of Physician and       Surgeons (FCPS) of Pakistan.
    • Masters in Surgery (Ophthalmology) - 3 years residency program leading to a Masters in Surgery (MS       Ophthalmology) of Quaid - a - Azam University.
    • Diploma in Ophthalmic Medicine & Surgery - 2 years residency leading to a Diploma in Ophthalmology (DOMS)
      of Quaid - a - Azam University.

Sub-Speciality Fellowship Courses:

    • Pediatric Ophthalmology - 1 year course for FCPS/Equivalent
    • Cornea Refractive Surgery - 1 year course for FCPS/Equivalent
    • Vitreo Retina - 1 year course for FCPS/Equivalent

Short Training Courses:

    •
Micro Surgery - 2 weeks duration course for FCPS/Equivalent
    • Ultrasound/ Biometry - 1 week duration course for FCPS/Equivalent
    • F.F.A Course -
1 week duration course for FCPS/Equivalent

Training Courses for Paramedics

    • Diploma in Optometry - 2 year course  
    • Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant - 1 year course
    • Operation Theatre Certificate Course - 6 months course
    • Ophthalmic Nursing Diploma - 6 months course
    • Nursing Assistant - 6 months course
    • Instrument Technician Course - 4 months course
    • Orthoptics Course - 1 year course


Schedule of Courses for Doctors- 200
Courses Advertisement Last Date of Application Interview Commencing Duration Pre-Requisite
FCPS Last week of Mar. 20th Apr. 19th May 1st July 4 yrs - 1 year internship            - 6 months in Ophth.
DOMS Last week of Mar. 20th Apr. 19th May 1st July 2 yrs - 1 year internship            - 6 months in Ophth.
MS Last week of Mar. 20th Apr. 19th May 1st July 3 yrs - 2 yrs exp. in Ophth. DOMS/MCPS in Ophth.

Sub-Speciality Fellowship Courses
Course Advertisement Last Date of Application Interview Commencing Duration Pre-Requisite
Cornea, Refractive Surgery Last week of Mar. 20thApr. 19th May 1st Jul. 1 year FCPS/Equivalent
Vitreo Retinal Surgery Last week of Mar. 20th Apr. 19th May 1st Jul. 1 year FCPS/Equivalent
Micro Surgery 2nd week of Feb. 2nd week of Apr. 2nd week of Aug. 15th Mar. 20th May 20th Sep. 15th Mar. 1st week of Jun. 1st week of Oct. 3rd Apr. 5th Jul. 1st Nov. 1 month FCPS/Equivalent
Paediatric Last week of Mar. 20th Apr. 19th May 1st Jul. 1 year FCPS/Equivalent

Schedule of Courses for Paramedics - 1999
Course Advertisement Last Date of Application Interview Commencing Duration Pre-Requisite
Optometry 2nd week of Feb 15th Mar. 6thApr. 3rd May 2 yrs F.Sc.
O.T. 2nd week of Feb. 15th Mar. 7thApr. 3rd May 6 months FA/F.Sc.
Ophth. Assistant 2nd week of Feb. 15th Mar. 8thApr. 3rd May 1 yr FA/F.Sc.
OphthalmicNursing Diploma 2nd week of Feb. 15th Mar. 8thApr. 3rd May 6 months FA/F.Sc.
Nursing Assistant 2nd week of Feb. 15th Mar. 8thApr. 3rd May 6 months FA/F.Sc.
Instrument Technician Course 2nd week of Feb. 15th Mar. 8thApr. 3rd May 4 months FA/F.Sc.
Orthoptics Course 2nd week of Feb. 15th Mar. 8thApr. 3rd May 1 yr FA/F.Sc.


Contact Information
For more information, Please contact:-
Secretary PIO Pakistan Institute of Ophthalmology (PIO)
Al-Shifa Trust Complex Jhelum Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Telephone: +92-51-5523480 Fax: +92-51-5523487
email: email@alshifa.isb.sdnpk.org