Sankara Nethralaya
Sankara Nethralaya
Dr. Smita Praveen
Director - Academics
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Neuro Ophthalmology Fellowship Programme
Last Updated: April 2019
Director : Dr AMBIKA S
Associate consultant Dr DURGA PRIYADARSHINI S
Associate consultant Dr VIDHYA DHARANI D M
Associate consultant Dr PADMALAKSHM K
Duration of Fellowship : 18 Months

Numbers of Seats : 1 (every 6 months)
Starting Date: 1st April & 1st October
Application Deadline: 31st January & 31st July
Selection Process: Written test & Interview in February & August

General Information
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 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 as well as in clinical 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.
Clinical Experience
The department receives referrals from all over India and parts of Asia. Fellows will be exposed to a wide variety of clinical conditions in the out patient department. These include optic neuropathies, cranial nerve palsies, tumors, neuro-ophthalmic manifestations of systemic diseases including neuro degenerative disease. They will be exposed to new modalities of improving the quality of life in neurologically afflicted patients through the Neuro Optometric Clinic. They will observe surgeries such as Optic Nerve Sheath Fenestration in the operation theatres. The structured programme ensures thar Fellows will also attend clinics with a Neuro radiologist, Neurologist and Neurosurgeon. These observership will be outside our hospital premises and in reputed organizations.
Surgical Program
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 Potential
Fellows will be trained in basic research methodology, scientific paper writing and will be involved in ongoing studies in the department, including writing of grant proposals.
Educational Opportunities
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. Fellows are expected to maintain a logbook, present one research paper per year during their fellowship and present monthly seminars and case presentations.
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