Long Term Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology

The program is targeted towards ophthalmologists who have completed their basic training, or are practicing, and need to upgrade their skills in all specialties. The course provides them with up-to-date skills to ensure that diagnosis, treatment and surgery are accurate and timely.

The three-year 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. They will also be encouraged to evaluate patients' problems in detail, using logic and clinical data to arrive at an accurate diagnosis.

Course Objectives

At the end of the training program the trainee will:

  • Be capable of managing a secondary center independently,
  • Be proficient in various cataract surgery techniques, and
  • Have already spent 13-15 months in the subspecialty area of his/her choice.

Course design

Phase 1: 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. 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: 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 for an year. Fellows will also apply the learning's here.

Phase 3: Subspecialty: This period has been allotted for the subspecialty training. This elective is confirmed on the basis of performance in phase 1 & 2 comprehensive ophthalmology and sub-specialty interview. The tenure of phase 3 is decided on the basis of completion of phase 1 (Clinical Rotation)


Long term fellows will be paid a stipend of INR 15000/- in the first 2 years and INR 25000/- for the last year. A sum of INR 1,00,000/- is accumulated during peripheral postings which is provided to the candidates after successful completion of the fellowship.


DO/DOMS/MS/MD/DNB in Ophthalmology

Mode of selection

Written test and interview


Batch starts in January and July session across network every year.

Process of applying

Applications will be made available and registration will open 2 months in advance.

Please send the following documents to apply.

  • Filled in application form
  • A letter of Interest
  • Copies of certificates

For further details contact/Send the applications to
Mark Nathaniel Thadikonda and Vijayamma
Nannepaga Centre for Eye Care Education,
L V Prasad Eye Institute,
L V Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad - 500 034
Telephone: +91-40-3061 2567/2568
Email: education@lvpei.org

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