Pakistan Institute of Community Ophthalmology

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Micro Surgical Training Center (MSTC)

One of the most important functions of PICO is the improvement of surgical skills of the Medical Officer, Training Medical Officers and District Ophthalmologists in eye diseases. The PICO Micro Surgical Training Centre (MSTC) was established in 2004 and is located in the Eye Department of Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar with a goal to build capacity of the eye care staff in surgical skills for the whole province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is imparting training to the Training Medical Officers, District Eye Specialists from the whole districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. MSTC since its inception has trained 147 ophthalmologists. PICO and Gulbahar Lions Club hold free eye camps in various locations of District Peshawar. Patients with surgical requirements were referred to MSTC for surgical procedure. Total 277 different surgical procedures were done in MSTC during 2016, including cataract surgery & corneal transplants.

Following is the year-wise details of surgeries done in MSTC for the last four years:-

Year Total Surgeries Cataract
2016 277 180
2015 343 251
2014 292 232
2013 176 149
Total 1088 812