DEEP INSTITUTE OF COMMUNITY OPHTHALMOLOGY (DICO):

Deep Institute of Community Ophthalmology (DICO) is the training and research wing of Deep Eye Care Foundation (DECF). Established in 2017, DICO’s mission to eliminate needless blindness and make a sustainable, equitable and comprehensive health care system has led to the development of human resource for own hospital as well as the country. DICO imparts training for Ophthalmologist, Mid-level ophthalmic personnel (MLOP), Outreach workers, Healthcare managers and Researchers. The general framework for our training courses is to make them interactive and hands-on so that participants can derive the most benefit from their time spent with us. DICO is on the way to get National accreditation from the State Medical Faculty of Bangladesh and will apply for ICO Accreditation and Certification (International Council of Ophthalmology) in next year.

ONGOING COURSES AND TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR MLOP:

MLOP CERTIFICATE COURSE:

The course provides knowledge, skills and attitude through which MLOPs will be able to assist the ophthalmologist and render primary eye care services with efficiency and accuracy where necessary within defined boundary of responsibilities. The Students having passed in SSC (science background preferred) are selected to undergo comprehensive theoretical and practical training in Ophthalmic procedures. After successful completion of course, we provide them opportunity for employment at DECF.

SHORT TERM REFRACTION COURSE:

This training is designed for certified Mid-level Ophthalmic Personnel (MLOP) with a desire to increase their knowledge and clinical skill along with an attitude towards planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating activities towards carrying out the refraction practice efficiently. Deep Eye Care Foundation with its immense potential has taken initiative to provide training on refraction to the MLOPs. The short term training course will primarily focus on enhancing the clinical and supervisory skills on refraction, and to upgrade their knowledge set with hands-on training, and to practice patient service under the direct supervision of a certified refracting optician, Orthoptist, Optometrist and Ophthalmologist.

SL No Name of Programme Positions Course Duration Accademic Qualification Course Coordinator Course Fee
1 Short Term Training on Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS) 3 3 Months MBBS, 5 Years Experience in Opthalmology Dr. Rokshana Afroje Shoma 70,000
2 Phacoemulsification 3 1 Month MBBS, DO, 5 Years Experience in
Ophthalmology
Dr. Rokshana Afroje Shoma 60,000
3 Short Term Training on Pediatric
Ophthalmology
2 6 Months MBBS, DO, 5 Years Experience in
Ophthalmology
Dr. Rokshana Afroje Shoma 70,000
4 Diagnosis and Management Of Glaucoma 2 1 Month MBBS, DO, 5 Years Experience in
Ophthalmology
Dr. Abdur Rab 40,000
5 Short Term Training on Orbit & Oculoplasty 2 3 Months MBBS, DO, 5 Years Experience in
Ophthalmology
Dr. Abdur Rab 60,000
6 Lasers in Diabetic Retinopathy Management 2 2 Months MBBS, DO, 5 Years Experience in
Ophthalmology
Dr. Shamsujjaman 50,000
7 Color Fundus Photography, Fundus Fluorescein Angiography, Ultrasonography and OCT 2 3 Months MBBS, DO, 5 Years Experience in
Ophthalmology
Dr. Arifur Rahman 25,000
SL No Name of Programme Positions Course Duration Accademic Qualification Course Coordinator Course Fee
1 Certificate Course on Ophthalmic Assistant 25 1 Year SSC or Equivalent (Science
Group/Vocational)
Course Coordinator 70,000
2 Short Term Course in Refraction Techniques 10 6 Months HSC or Equivalent (Science
Group/Vocational) with 3 year experience in
Ophthalmic Set up.
Course Coordinator 65,000
3 Orthopotist 5 4 Months HSC or Equivalent (Science
Group/Vocational) with 3 year experience in
Refarction.
Course Coordinator 65,000
4 Certificate Course for Vision Center
Technicians
6 6 Months SSC or Equivalent (Science
Group/Vocational) with One year
experience in Ophthalmic Set up.
Course Coordinator 65,000
5 Retinal Technical Training : Color Fundus
Photography, Fundus Fluorescein Angiography,
Ultrasonography and OCT
2 3 Months SSC or Equivalent (Science
Group/Vocational) with One year
experience in Ophthalmic Set up.
Course Coordinator 60,000
6 Optical Dispensing 3 1 Month SSC or Equivalent (Science
Group/Vocational) with One year
experience in Ophthalmic Set up.
Course Coordinator 35,000
7 Basic Certificate Course on Operating
Opthalmic Instrument – Auto Refractometer,
Non Touch Tonometer, Biometry
5 1 Month SSC or Equivalent (Science
Group/Vocational) with One year
experience in Ophthalmic Set up.
Course Coordinator 25,000
8 Short Term Course in OT Techniques &
Management
3 3 Months SSC or Equivalent (Science
Group/Vocational) with One year
experience in Ophthalmic Set up.
Course Coordinator 45,000
9 Certificate Course on Community Outreach
And Social Marketing of Eye Care Services
3 1 Month HSC or Equivalent with One year experience
in Ophthalmic Set up.
Course Coordinator 45,000
10 Certificate Course on Counseling 3 2 Months HSC or Equivalent (Science
Group/Vocational) with One year
experience in Ophthalmic Set up.
Course Coordinator 50,000
11 Integrated Hospital Management Software
(IHMS)
3 1 Months HSC or Equivalent (Science
Group/Vocational) with One year
experience in Ophthalmic Set up.
Course Coordinator 20,000
SL No Name of Programme Positions Course Duration Accademic Qualification Course Coordinator Course Fee
1 Instrument Maintenance Course 2 1 Month Diploma or Equivalent Course Coordinator 35,000
SL No Name of Programme Positions Course Duration Accademic Qualification Course Coordinator Course Fee
1 Hospital Clinical Management 2 1 Month Sr.Nurse/Hospital Manager Course Coordinator 35,000