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First Impression : DNB Opthalmology at Centre for Sight, Delhi

Edited by Kanika Singh

Established in 1996, by Dr. Mahipal S Sachdev, eminent ophthalmologist and Padmashree awardee, Centre for Sight (CFS) is a leading eye care provider in India. Since its inception, Centre for Sight has been guided by patient centric values of efficiency, precision, compassion and integrity.Centre for Sight won the prestigious Frost & Sullivan award as the Eye care provider company of the year 2010 & 2014, an affirmation of its values. Dr Pranjal Agarwal who joined DNB Ophthalmology here is satisfied with the choice he made and answers few key questions to guide you about this place. If you still have any queries you can email him on [email protected]

DISCLAIMER :  This information is for Guiding DNB /MD Aspirants only. This is not a review of Overall Patient care in These hospitals which may not be affected by what is being discussed here. The Information Provided here cannot be used for any other purpose or to asses the patient care in these hospitals. This is just a review of a postgraduate course running in the mentioned hospital and is meant for guiding medical aspirants only.

What was your rank in NEET PG/DNB?

16253 NEET PG 2019

How many consultants are there in your department?

There are 25 consultants

What are the usual working hours?

8:30am - 7 pm except two days, 8 am- 7pm

How many emergency duties per week?

No emergency duties as of now as the hospital caters to only nonemergency patients.

What all surgeries you have performed till now?

No surgical hands on in the first year, have been promised to get some steps in subsequent years.

Are you allowed to touch the patients?

Yes, definitely. We take history of patients complaints and do slit lamp examination as well as fundoscopy (direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy and 90 D examination) We also do applanation tonometry, Gonioscopy, Staining procedures, Refraction, Non contact tonometry, Biometry, OCT, Visual field testing, Corneal Topography, Fundus photography, Clinical picture capture etc. Residents can do all the diagnostic as well as clinical procedures. Though everything depends on the consultant you're posted with.

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How are the academics?

There's a good focus on academics in our hospital with lectures (faculty/fellows) twice per week and 2 day (6 in number, 2 presentations each) seminar presentations by the DNB residents. There is a monthly Coffee with CFS cme organised by our hospital for every consultant of all the branches of our hospital in Delhi NCR. Plus residents are encouraged to present/publish in conferences and scientific journals. We were posted for six months in diagnostics and refraction and then 6 months clinical posting (cataract/Glaucoma/retina/oculoplasty/pediatric Ophthalmology) rotation in the first year.

How is the pass rate?

We are the first batch. Our hospital had DNB training 6-7 years prior and all the residents that time passed.

How satisfied are you with your choice?

Satisfied

Any other departments at your institution good for MD/DNB?

No, ours is a single speciality hospital

Stipend and accommodation details:

No accommodation provided. Stipend is according to the Delhi Govt basic stipend without allowance as has been instructed by the NBE that is 56k.

Any other info you would like to give?

There are some renowned consultants in the fields of cataract, refractive, glaucoma and retina in our hospital. And we are lucky to be under their guidance. However, being not a teaching hospital, there can be some problems like, lack of a good established library, lack of a resident room because of space constraints plus also because of no emergency duties. Lack of seniors was felt with our batch, however some consultants are really helpful if you are willing to constantly show them that you want to learn. There are people for every job like optometrists for refraction, technicians for diagnostic procedures, OT staff(both medical and non medical) for setting up the OT, anaesthetists for giving anaesthesia etc. And hence the pro is you get the opportunity to learn and there's no work dependency on residents. However the con is you won't get enough chance. This was a review of only the first year.

Why did you choose this hospital?

1. I was hoping to go to Mopup and hence only had filled top 10 choices and Centre For Sight was the 10th one overall and 3rd if we talk about Delhi. CFS is a good private hospital with very good facilities and even an eye institute of world class amenities in Delhi.

2. The consultants here are top notch in their fields and passionate about their work.

3. After Dr shroff charity, CFS has a very good patient load.

Note : The information provided here may change over a period of time eg. the stipend may increase/decrease over a period of 1-2 years . Please confirm these details from a resident if the date of publishing of the blog is more than one year old. 

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