As per official statistics there are about 18,000 ophthalmologists in the country. Although the WHO recommends a population to ophthalmologist ratio of 1:100,000, in India the distribution varies from 1:25,000 in some urban pockets to 1: 250,000 and below in others.
About Sightsavers India
The Sightsavers India Fellowship is an opportunity for promising and passionate young ophthalmologists to get trained at some of the leading eye health institutes in India. Alongside, the fellows will get a chance to apply these skills and knowledge in a real world scenario while being placed under Sightsavers India Eye Health Programme.
The fellows will experience structured skill enhancement and mentoring processes, not just in clinical aspects but also around life skills (non-clinical). This in turn will provide fellows a chance to transform into seasoned professionals with confidence to conduct safe surgeries and live a meaningful life.
Interaction and exposure with experienced ophthalmologists and other development sector leaders will expand their horizons and help them in acquiring abilities to accomplish their responsibilities with adequate expertise.