Opthalmic Nurse

Diploma of Ophthalmic Nurse (DON)


Basic Training Information

Institute name

Kampot Regional Nursing Centre


Cambodia/ Takeo Eye hospital under Kampot Regional Nursing Centre

Contact person

Sister Evangeline Dunton, DC, Do Seiha, MD

Consortium partner


Main funding bodies


Course Information

Course name

Diploma of Ophthalmic Nurse

Useful website

www.pblcambodia.com, www.coscambodia.com  


12 months

Formal or informal


Curriculum content

Course Outline:

- General Professional Nursing Knowledge (Nursing Management)

- Basic science (General ophthalmology)

- Clinical ophthalmic condition (Pathology and physiology)

- Applied basic science

- Ophthalmic nursing care and procedures

- Refraction (Objective and subjective refraction)

- Community ophthalmology

                        + Vision 2020

                        + Low Vision

                        + Childhood blindness

- Ophthalmic Theatre Nursing


Clinical Practice:

- Out patient department

- Patient ward

- Ophthalmic Theatre

- Community exposure

- Consolidation and Final exam

Registration and Recognition

Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Cambodia

Prerequisite qualifications

Diploma of Ophthalmic Nurse

Frequency (timing)

Every year

Number of positions available

8-12 per years



Year established



Cambodian and English

Scholarship opportunities

Yes for local government

Environment: internet, computers, library

Available Library

Equipment and proactive labs (partnerships with hospitals)

Available Teaching Equipments

Trainer qualification levels

Senior ophthalmic Nurse, Ophthalmologist



21st COS Annual Congress

December 8, 2023