Long Term Fellowship In Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Orbit And Ocular Oncology

Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery is a specialised area of ophthalmology that deals with the management of deformities and abnormalities of the eyelids, the lacrimal system, the orbit, and the adjacent face. Intense clinical and surgical training is needed to achieve optimal cosmetic and functional results.

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. 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

Clinical Training

The fellow will be trained in the techniques used to evaluate a patient with deformities and diseases of the eyelids, the lacrimal system, and the orbit.

Diagnostic Training

The fellow will be trained in the use and interpretation of B-scan ultrasonography, ultrasound biomicroscopy, CT scan, and MRI.

Surgical Training

This will involve assisting on all surgical procedures related to the subspecialty.

Independent work

  • Correction of entropion and ectropion
  • Electrolyis
  • Ptosis surgery including levator resection, tarsofrontal sling and Fasanella-Servat procedure
  • Eyelid reconstruction including direct closure and flap techniques
  • Lacrimal probing
  • Canalicular repair and intubation
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dacryocystectomy
  • Orbital surgery
  • Techniques of incisional and excisional biopsy and fine-needle aspiration biopsy
  • Excision of lesions of the ocular surface and reconstruction
  • Enucleation, evisceration and exenteration
  • Techniques of orbital implants
  • Socket reconstruction
  • Skin grafting

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.


Long term fellows will be paid a stipend of INR 15000/- for the first 18 months and INR 25000/- for the last six months.


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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