Ophthalmology Residency Training

Training Center Information


University of Health Sciences


Cambodia/ Phnom Penh

Contact Person

Dr. Ngy Meng (Training Coordinator), Dr. Kong Piseth,, 

Consortium Partner

The Fred Hollows Foundation (FHF) and Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology (RANZCO).

Main funding bodies

 FHF, AusAID and Eye Care Foundation (ECF).

Course Information

Course name

The Ophthalmology Residency Training in Cambodia

Useful Website,


4 years


Established and recognized by the Royal Government of Cambodia, Ministry of Health (MoH)

Curriculum Content

Update on General Medicine, Fundamentals and principles of Ophthalmology, Optics, Refraction and Contact Lens, Ophthalmic Pathology and Intraocular Tumors, Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Orbits, Eyelids, and lachrymal System, External Diseases and Cornea, Intraocular Inflation and Uveitis, Glaucoma, Lens and Cataract, Retina and Vitreous, Public Health Ophthalmology/Vision 2020,Research in Ophthalmology, Computers in Ophthalmology. 

Registration and Recognition

Ministry of Health (MoH), Royal Government of Cambodia

Prerequisite Qualifications

Medical Doctor Diploma or Bachelor of Medical Sciences

Frequency (Timing)

Every Year

Number of Positions Available

5 candidate per year

Year Established



Khmer, English and French

Scholarship Opportunities

Yes, for local student only



Internship possibilities/ linkages and partnerships

International Affiliate Institution: Tilganga Eye Hospital (Nepal) Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi hospital of Mahidol University, Thailand and RANZCO.

National Affiliation: Preah Ang Doung Hospital, Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital and Takeo Eye Hospital

Environment: internet, computers, library

Available Internet and reference at resource centre at Department of Ophthalmology.

Equipment and proactive labs (partnerships with hospitals)

Basic Teaching Equipments and materials

Trainer qualification levels

Senior Ophthalmologist, Local and International Lecturer

Text books and materials

Available at the resource centre

Other notes



21st COS Annual Congress

December 8, 2023