Division of Ophthalmology
Education - Specialist Training
Because of the uniqueness of the South African experience, ophthalmologists have always been expected to render a comprehensive 1st world ophthalmic service and it is for this reason that registrars are exposed and encouraged to perform a wide variety of ophthalmic surgical procedures.
Ophthalmic surgery training starts on day 1 of registrarship. Most registrars would have had adequate ophthalmic surgery experience prior to starting specialisation. Registrars are expected to keep a Portfolio of training which includes a log book of procedures performed. A year-round cataract project and our inordinate trauma load greatly enhance surgery opportunities