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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-29

Transformation of ophthalmology education during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic by E-learning in India

Department of Ophthalmology, Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt, Army College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Meenakshi Pathania
Department of Ophthalmology, Base Hospital, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcor.jcor_27_22

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic imposed social distancing measures on the learning of ophthalmology in the institutions involved in the training of the ophthalmologists and the use of alternate E-learning methods to maintain the standard of education. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted among the postgraduate residents and faculty involved in ophthalmology-related education from October 15, 2020, to September 15, 2021. The study was based on a questionnaire performed based on a Google Form that was sent to the participants. Results: A total of 345 participants completed the survey. Most of the participants were using conventional learning methods such as lectures, ward rounds, clinical meets, and journal clubs. E-learning techniques showed a statistically significant increase during the pandemic (P < 0.001). Theoretical studies continued but the surgical training of the residents and fellows was significantly reduced. Conclusion: During the pandemic due to the imposed challenges in ophthalmology learning, even though surgical learning suffered, there was a significant increase in the utilization of E-learning alternatives, opening a new arena of learning opportunities.

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