Numbers of Seats : 1 (one every 6 monthsNumbers of Seats : 1 (one every 6 months)
Starting Date: 1st April & 1st October
Application Deadline: 31st January & 31st July
Selection Process: Written test & Interview in February & August
This training programme in clinical neuro ophthalmology seeks to hone the skills of general ophthalmologists in the diagnosis and management of patients with neurological disorders that affect the visual Pathway and ocular movements.
The goal of the fellowship programme is to impart the necessary knowledge and skills needed, to become competent neuro ophthalmologists. The programme provides intensive training in diagnosing and managing a wide spectrum of neuro-ophthalmic disorders and in research that helps trainees attain expertise in neuro-ophthalmology. Research Fellows will also be trained in the management of ophthalmic emergencies and interpretation of relevant investigations, including neuro imaging. The training programme requires and emphasizes upon a good working knowledge of internal medicine.
The department receives referrals from all over India and parts of Asia. Research Fellows will also assist faculty in the teaching and clinical supervision of ophthalmology residents. In addition, they would also be attending various clinics with the neuro radiologist, neurologist and the neurosurgeons according to a structured programme.
Research Fellows will receive training in cataract surgeries (extra capsular cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation, small incision cataract surgery and phacoemulsification), management of lid lacerations, and anterior segment trauma.
Research Fellows will be trained in basic research methodology, scientific paper writing and will be involved in ongoing studies in the department.
Trainees are encouraged to participate in external didactic activities, such as the annual meetings of the All India Ophthalmological Society Conference. The department also conducts its own educational activities, such as journal clubs and lecture presentations by regular as well as visiting faculty. Research Fellows are expected to maintain a logbook, present one research paper per year during their fellowship and present monthly seminars and case presentations.