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The Center of Excellence for Ophthalmic Surgical Education and Training


The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute is known as a global leader in the field of ophthalmic training. Rapid advances in biomedical research, biotechnology, information technology and medical equipment and devices have created phenomenal new opportunities for ophthalmic surgery.

New surgical technologies and techniques have transformed the operating room, enabling the success of previously unthinkable interventions. Simultaneously, innovations in education technology offer exciting possibilities for teaching.

residents in the wet labOur Education
Explore how OphSET is using innovative technologies to transform ophthalmic education.
Dr. Shameema Sikder ribbon cuttingOur Team
Meet our leaders who are dedicated to promoting higher learning and inspiring the highest quality ophthalmic care worldwide.
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Our Partnerships

Learn how OphSET will make advances in research, teaching and patient care through key partnerships.

Establishing OphSET

The Center of Excellence for Ophthalmic Surgical Education and Training (OphSET) is spearheading Wilmer’s efforts to invigorate surgical education and training and to put into practice the latest technologies and techniques. OphSET leadership has collaborated with Johns Hopkins computer scientists to better assess surgical performance and plans to:

  • Develop innovative tools to help novice and experienced surgeons improve their skills.
  • Create ways to incorporate surgical simulation into education/training and patient care.
  • Utilize technology-assisted methods of analysis for both education/training and surgical innovations.
  • Draft new curricula for international dissemination.

News and Events

Training Residents for Success

Dr. Shameema Sikder and her research on resident education is featured in Ophthalmology Business.

Taking Surgical Education to the Next Level

The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute has created the Center of Excellence for Ophthalmic Surgical Education and Training [OphSET] to utilize advances in technology to improve the surgical learning experience for Wilmer residents and fellows – and for practicing surgeons who come to the Center to train.

Support OphSET

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OphSET is seeking partners and philanthropic funding to quickly and effectively pursue our mission: to prepare leading ophthalmic surgeons at all levels in the delivery of the most advanced surgical care; to inspire and nurture expertise among ophthalmic surgeons, researchers, and educators; and thus to promote the highest quality surgical care in ophthalmology worldwide.

Learn how you can partner with OphSET