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Paediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship

Last Updated: November 2017

Fellowship Details

Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship (Duration – 18 Months)

Department Details

Director: Dr. T S Surendran, DO. M. Phil, FRCS
Deputy Director: Dr. Sumita Agarkar, MS, DNB
Senior Consultant: Dr. S Meenakshi, MS (AB)
Consultant: Dr. Kavitha Kalaivani, DO
Associate consultant: Dr V Akila Ramkumar, MS, DNB, FICO
Associate consultant: Dr Muthumeena Muthumalai, MS

The Paediatric Ophthalmology fellowship started in Year 1993.

Our Goal: The goal of our fellowship program is to provide wide and extensive clinical, Research activity and academic stimulation with the aim of training the next generation of leaders in the field of Paediatric Ophthalmology.


The applicant must have completed Post Graduation (DNB/MS/MD) in ophthalmology from a recognized university and must be registered with Medical Council of India Candidates employed elsewhere should produce NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE from the employer at the time of interview and should have the relevant original certificates. Candidates with Diploma in Ophthalmology (DO) are not eligible.

Duration: 18 Months
Number of positions / Year: 2 (Every 6 months)
Starting Date: 1st April & 1st October
Application Deadline: 31st January & 31st July
Selection Process: The selection process involves a Multiple Choice Objective theory examination followed by an interview.

Clinical Responsibilities

The fellows are expected to have clinical skills required in paediatric eye care. The fellow is supervised in the clinical and surgical evaluation of patients and participates in surgery. The fellow is trained in the evaluation of various disorders, which includes history taking, clinical examination, Orthoptics evaluation, in both children as well as adults with strabismus. He/she is expected to gain experience in various paediatric ophthalmology outpatient procedures.


The fellows will have opportunity to assist and perform various surgical procedures like Pediatric Cataract and Squint. They will have exposure in pediatric oculoplasty and ROP Screening as well as Pediatric oncology.

Educational Responsibilities

The fellows will attend all educational conferences offered by Sankara Nethralaya. There will be academic meeting weekly once. He/she is expected to participate in Journal presentation and present interesting and difficult cases for discussion in these meetings. He/she will have to keep himself/herself updated about the newer developments in the field by reading all the latest journals that are available in our library, The fellows should maintain a logbook which will be evaluated by the academic director and HOD.

Other Facilities:


Residential accommodation will be provided to the out station candidates (Subject to availability) at nominal cost on sharing basis.


The library houses a collection of 6000 books & journals related to ophthalmology. The study area includes computer terminals, personal computers with internet access, printers, audiovisual cassette players and slide viewer.

Address for Communication

The Academic Officer
Medical Research Foundation
18, College Road
Chennai – 600 006

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