The Institute of Community Ophthalmology (ICO), academic wing of Chittagong Eye Infirmary and Training Complex (CEITC) was established under University of Chittagong in 1991. It was awarded affiliation with Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in 2011. ICO conducts MS (Ophthalmology) course under BSMMU, Dhaka from the session March, 2019, 2 years course leading to Diploma in Community Ophthalmology (DCO) under the BSMMU and a 4 years degree, Bachelor of Science in Optometry (B. Optom) Course under University of Chittagong from  the year 2010.

Now, Institute is conducting Bachelor of Science in Optometry Course under Chittagong Medical University from the 9th Batch in the year 2018.

CEITC facilitates ICO to provide adequate quality eye care training for both the Doctors and Optometrists. From this point of view a research centre has been established named “Dr. Ahmadur Rahman Research Centre” with modern research facilities.It may be mentioned here that the Ophthalmologists and other professionals have published 159 Scientific research papers in national and International Journals, since the establishment of the centre. The cnetre stimulates interest of research among the Doctors. Every year in this institute publishes its scientific Journal ” Ophthalmic Horizon” through the Research Centre.

Name of courses offered:

  1. MS (Ophthalmology) under BSMMU
  2. Diploma in community ophthalmology (DCO) under BSMMU
  3. Bachelor of Science in Optometry (4 years honors course) under Chittagong Medical University
  4. International council of ophthalmology (ICO) examination center
  5. FCPS fellowship program

1. MS (Ophthalmology) :

The academic council (Fifty Two) 52 meeting of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) was held on 21 October, 2018. In the meeting ratified appellation of the MS in Ophthalmology course and the same was approved by syndicate on 14 November, 2018.

Session March, 2020: 

Four students have been enrolled in the session March, 2020 and they are continuing their course.

Session March, 2019: 

 Four students have been enrolled in the session March, 2019.

2.Diploma in community ophthalmology (DCO):

Institute conducts Diploma course in Community Ophthalmology under Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka. The Diploma in Community Ophthalmology is recognized by Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC).

Report on the number of students enrolled for the session July, 2020 and July, 2019 is as follows:

DCO Course, Session July, 2020 :

 Seven students have been enrolled in the session July, 2020 and they are continuing their course.

DCO Course, Session July, 2019:

 Eight students  enrolled in the session July, 2019 and they are continuing their course.

3.Bachelor of Science in Optometry (B.Optom):

Under the University of Chittagong, Bachelor of Science in Optometry Course has been running since 2010. Already 60 students from 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th batches have completed their course and came out successful. Report on the number of students enrolled in Ten consecutive batches is as follows:

  1. Session 2009-2010 (1st Batch) –  12 Students
  2. Session 2010-2011 (2nd Batch) – 15 Students
  3. Session 2011-2012 (3rd Batch) – 15 Student
  4. Session 2012-2013 (4th Batch) – 18 Students
  5. Session 2013-2014 (5th Batch) – 13 Students
  6. Session 2014-2015 (6th Batch) – 12 Students
  7. Session 2015-2016 (7th Batch) – 21 Students
  8. Session 2016-2017 (8th Batch) – 25 Students

Now, Institute is conducting Bachelor of Science in Optometry Course under Chittagong Medical University from the 9th Batch in the year 2018.

      9.  Session 2017-2018 (9th Batch)   – 14 Students

      10. Session 2018-2019 (10th Batch) – 29 Students

      11. Session 2019-2020 (11th Batch) – 30 Students

About Optometry

Optometry is an eye care profession which is dedicated to the improvement and preservation of eye sight. It covers the assessment of vision and incredibly diverse range of activities.

Optometrists are primary eye care providers and possess and excellent understanding of the visual system, the problems that can occur and how to manage these problems. As such, the modern practice of optometry encompasses the assessment of the human eye and visual system, as well as the management of patients with conditions of the eye and visual system.

4. International Council of Ophthalmology, U.K. Assessment:

There are only 130 test centers in 80 countries for conducting International Council of Ophthalmology, U. K. examination. Of them, one center is in Dhaka and the other in Institute of Community Ophthalmology, Chittagong Eye Infirmary & Training Complex (CEITC). The 19th International assessment for Ophthalmologist was held on 24th April, 2019. In the assessment of ‘visual Science’ Ten (10) candidates appeared, in the assessment of “Optics,Refraction & Instrument” Twelve (12) candidates appeared and in the “Clinical Science in Ophthalmology” Ten (10) candidates appeared.

Advanced ICO examination (115 question) was held on 24 October, 2019 and six candidates appeared in this exam.

Community Services:

 School Eye Health Program (SEHP):

 In every year, ICO conducts School Eye Health Program (SEHP) in different area around the country through the financial support of Chittagong Eye Infirmary & Training Complex.

Dr. Ahmadur Rahman Research Centre

CEITC facilitates ICO to provide adequate quality eye care training for both the Doctors and Optometrists. From this point of view a research centre has been established named “Dr. Ahmadur Rahman Research Centre” with modern research facilities. It may be mentioned that the ophthalmologists and other professionals have published 159 scientific research papers in national and international journals, since the establishment of the centre. The centre stimulates interest of research among the Doctors. Every year Institute of Community Ophthalmology publishes its Scientific Journal “Ophthalmic Horizon” through the Research Centre. The latest edition was published OPHTHALMIC HORIZON, Volume: 15, Issue: I, March, 2020 (Download link horizone-vol-15-issue-1-march-2020_compressed ). In this scientific journal the major articles are contributed by the Ophthalmologists, social scientists, optometrists and other enthusiastic researchers.

List of Ophthalmic Horizon publication in different year

  1. OPHTHALMIC HORIZON, Volume: 15, Issue: I, March, 2020 (Download link : horizone-vol-15-issue-1-march-2020_compressed  )
  2. OPHTHALMIC HORIZON, Volume: 14, March, 2019 (Download link : opthalmic-horizone-2019-vol-14_compressed )
  3. OPHTHALMIC HORIZON, Volume: 13, September , 2018 (Download link : horizonevol-13-sep-2018 )

OPHTHALMIC HORIZON

Volume: 15, Issue: I, March, 2020

Journal of Institute of Community Ophthalmology and Chittagong Eye Infirmary & Training Complex

  1.  Pattern of Refractive Error & Ocular Abnormalities among Children in Primary Schools in Chattogram, Bangladesh : An Epidemiological Study

           Prof. Dr. Md. Munirujzaman Osmani, Rahnoma Tarannom, Sheikh Tamima Hasan, Jannatun Noor

       2. Pattern and Management of Ocular Injuries in Bangladesh: A Facility and Community Based Study

          Prof. Abul Hasnat Golam Quddus, Prof. Dr. Md. Munirujzaman Osmani, Tangila Sultana, Rahnoma Tarannom

        3. Categorized Etiology and Management Perspective of Low Vision Patients in a Tertiary Eye Hospital

            Tamalika Biswas, Dr. Murtuza Nuruddin, S. M. Abdullah-Al-Mamun

        4. Clinical and Demographic Profile of Vasculitis Retinae in a Tertiary Eye Care Centre of Bangladesh

            Dr. Jasmin Ahmad, Dr. Sweety Barua

        5. Comparison of Vision, Refractive Status, Intraocular Pressure and Central Corneal Thickness

            between Patients with Primary Open Angle Glaucoma and Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma

            Salma Anika Mithila, Dr. Shams Mohammed Noman, Urmi Atika Islam, Tangila Sultana

        6. Alport Syndrome : A Case Report

            Dr. Nasimul Gani Chowdhury, Dr. Sujit Kumar Biswas, Dr. Farzana Akter Chowdhury, Jannatun Noor

         7. Retinitis Pigmentosa with Cystoid Macular Edema

  •     Two Case Reports

          Dr. Jasmin Ahmad, Dr. Tanima Roy

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