The teaching vocation of the professionals at the Institute is born from the commitment to advances in ophthalmology and overcoming the challenges still present in this evolving discipline today. Therefore, the IMO Foundation encourages the continuous training of specialists, commenting on scientific collaboration and supporting new generations.
Six sub-specialisation programmes addressing different areas of ophthalmology in conjunction with the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). During the courses, students work closely with the IMO’s doctors, who act as tutors, have at their disposal all of the clinic’s infrastructure and technology and receive highly practical, specific and personalised training.
Opticians, optometrists and nurses who specialise in ocular photography and ophthalmic surgery are key personnel for providing the highest quality care to patients. For this reason, the IMO-UAB’s Ongoing Education Programme also includes training for these specialists, who work side by side with ophthalmologists.
Two-day immersion courses in which participants rotate between the IMO’s consulting rooms and supplementary testing facilities, operating theatres, wet lab (experimental surgery) and genetics laboratory to experience at first hand the day-to-day work of the IMO as a leading ophthalmology clinic. The preceptorship programme is highly personalised and designed to adapt to the requirements of each group.