Comprehensive Ophthalmology Fellowship

The program is designed to upgrade the skills in all specialties of the ophthalmologists who have completed their basic training and are practicing. The course provides them with up-to-date skills to ensure that diagnosis, treatment and surgery are accurate and timely.
The two years (24 months) fellowship program in comprehensive ophthalmology comprises technical instruction in modern methods of eye care, extensive work experience and complete patient care. It prepares candidates for a professional career in comprehensive ophthalmology with the ability to manage an eye care centre independently.
The program aims to train ophthalmologists in the diagnosis and management of common diseases of the eye in the areas of clinical evaluation, use of various investigative procedures, medical treatment, surgical intervention and research. The clinical training involves fellows working in rotation through different subspecialties in the outpatient department.

Course Objectives
At the end of the training program the trainee will:
• Be capable of managing a EYE CARE CENTRES independently,
• Be proficient in various ophthalmic diagnostics, contact lens practice, cataract surgery techniques-SICS/PHACO and
• Have already spent 6 months in the subspecialty area of his/her choice.
Course design
Phase 1: During this period the fellows will be posted in General OPD & Camps. (Refraction, Contact Lens, Low visual Aids, Orthoptics, CVS clinics) At the same time they will also be trained extensively in all the cataract surgery techniques. This tenure is extended or reduced based on individual competencies achieved.
Phase 2: Clinical rotation: During this period the fellows would be rotated in various subspecialties at the Institute to gain exposure in all the fields of ophthalmology. Glaucoma, Retina Cornea, and Phaco refractive
Phase 3: Posting at a secondary center: This is the time that fellows will learn to manage clinics and operate independently and also gain expertise in managing a secondary level center
Phase 4: Subspecialty: This period has been allotted for the subspecialty training. This elective is confirmed on the basis of performance in phase 1, 2, 3 comprehensive ophthalmology.
Surgical Training at our Charitable Eye Hospital where fellows can be performed cataract surgeries under expert guidance, and supervision.

Fees : 1,00,000
Stipend : Rs. 40000/- ( Per Month)
Eligibility: DO/DOMS/MS/MD/DNB in Ophthalmology
Course curriculum
Gen Opd- 6 Months
Phaco & Ref - 2Months
Glaucoma - 2 Months
Cornea - 2 Months
Vitreo Retina- 2 Months
Branch Postings - 4 Months
Speciality of their Choice - 6 Months