Long Term Fellowship In Glaucoma

The goal is to focus on the Ophthalmologists who have recently completed residency through intensive training to impart skills in the recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. Understanding research methodology and critical appraisal of published literature as well as carrying out a prospective study are integral to the fellowship.

Course design

Basic Orientation: The first month will be in ZEISS academy to strengthen the skills in clinical examination and basic diagnostics and also to get acquainted with the principles and guidelines being followed at the institute.

Clinical Rotation: During this period the fellows would be rotated in the sub specialty with the entire faculty in the sub specialty and gain exposure. At the same time they will also be trained extensively in Cataract surgery techniques. Duration of this period is 17 months which also includes one month posting in eye bank.

The following are the areas and techniques where the training is imparted. The curriculum is subject to revision.

Clinical: The Fellow will be trained in the use of applanation tonometry, gonioscopy, slit-lamp biomicroscopy, indirect ophthalmoscopy and stereoscopic disc evaluation (78D lens) automated perimetry.

Diagnostics: The Fellow will be trained in the use of automated perimetry, short-Wave automated perimetry, frequency doubling perimetry, stereoscopic disc photography, scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (HRT), nerve fibre layer polarimetry (GDx), optical coherence tomography (OCT) and ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM).

Training in the use of Laser equipment: Nd-YAG iridotomy, Argon laser trabeculoplasty, suturolysis, and gonioplasty, Transcleral cyclophotocoagulation

Microsurgical techniques
Assisting all glaucoma surgeries
Surgery for congenital glaucoma
Trabeculectomy with or without mitomycin C
Trabeculectomy with ECCE or Phaco with PC IOL
Glaucoma implant surgeries

Independent work
Trabeculectomy with or without mitomycin C
Trabeculectomy with ECCE or Phaco with PC IOL

Research training: Each long-term fellow is expected to participate in at least one research project. The course also includes hands on clinical epidemiology training.

The Cataract surgery training will be imparted for a specific period in the training OR and the other surgeries are taught during the posting with faculty

Posting at Secondary Center: This is the time the fellows will learn to manage clinics and operate independently and also gain expertise in managing a Secondary level center, this posting will be for a period of two months,

Clinical Associates: During this period (6 months) fellows will take up institute's responsibilities while being posted with the faculty. This is the time they will also learn managing various areas independently.

All the fellows at the Institute will be doing emergency duties on rotation.


Stipends

All the long term fellows will be paid a stipend of INR 12000/- for the first 18 months and INR 25000/- for the last six month


Pre-Requisites

MS/MD/FRCS/DNB in Ophthalmology


Intake

Batch starts in January and July every year (No of candidates intake will depend on the slot availability)


Mode of Selection

Written test and Interview to be held on last Sunday of May and November every year


Process of applying

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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