Spanish university launches distance learning course in refractive surgery

Miguel Hernández University in Alicante, Spain, launched this month the first worldwide online university course in refractive surgery, a comprehensive, 250-hour, 1-year, distance learning program leading to a university certificate.“Something unique. A very innovative approach to a subspecialty area that is neglected by traditional residency curricula. An opportunity for young and less young ophthalmologists around the world to have access to a course of the highest academic standard without having to move or commute,” Jorge L. Alió, MD, PhD, course director, told Ocular Surgery News.