Education & Training



Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive Ophthalmology And Cataract Surgery

Sabatia Eye Hospital has embraced training of Human Resource for Eye Health as one of its Strategic Directions. The hospital has entered into a partnership with Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology to provide a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Medicine (Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Surgery).This is an in-service training targeting clinical officers and cataract surgeons. The intake has been impressive with the first group now in their third year trimester two. This cadre of trainees will further contribute towards addressing the Human Resource for Eye Health Challenge in the region, besides improving quality of Clinical Care for eye patient


  • Diploma in Clinical medicine/ HND in clinical medicine (cataract Surgery).
  • Must be a registered member of Clinical officers Council of Kenya (COC)

Ophthalmic Skills Upgrading Course (Osuc)

An ophthalmic skill upgrading training is one strategy the hospital utilizes to reduce the shortage of eye care workers in the country. The uptake of the training has been impressive over the years as it has not only helped to reduce the gap in human resource but also helped improve quality and accessibility of eye care services in Kenya and other Eastern African Countries, through prompt and appropriate referrals. The hospital trained a total of 408 health care workers in ophthalmic skills. Six of these were from Rwanda, six from Burundi, Three from Malawi and fourteen from South Sudan. The training is designed in such a manner that trainees receive adequate practical exposure while at the Hospital. Upon completion they get basic equipment  and support visits by the Ministry of Health and Sabatia for onsite support Our trainees have been performing exceptionally well in managing eye conditions in the Country, especially from arid and marginalized areas, where they have been incorporated into various eye health programs. This is evident from the number of treated and referred patients submitted by our trainees

Areas of Specialization

  • Refractions and Low Vision
  • Optical Technicians
  • Theatre Assistants
  • Osuc General.

Minimum Qualification

Diploma in nursing or Clinical medicine or a comparable medical qualification

Course Duration

12 Weeks (3 Months)


February, May and September

Application can be made to


Sabatia Eye hospital also works with other training institutions in the Country to provide practical trainings for both Middle and high cadre eye care trainings

  • Registrars – The hospital in collaboration with the University of Nairobi, trains registrars during their elective term period
  • Optometrists– Sabatia Eye hospital in collaboration with Masinde Muliro University of science and technology (MMUST) trains Optometrists during their electives.
  • Cataract surgeons, Low Vision therapist, Optometrist and Ophthalmic nurses. Sabatia eye hospital provides practical training for Ophthalmic healthcare students from Kenya Medical training institute during their Elective term.