Fellowship Programs

Short Term Fellowship in Medical Retina (2 Months) – Fee based.
 
Giridhar Eye Institute is well-equipped with the state-of-the-art instruments that are used in the examination of the patients as well as tools that are employed in the diagnosis and monitoring of the patients, including advanced optical coherence tomography/OCT, OCT angiography, Fundus Fluorescein Angiography, ICG angiography, adaptive optics, wide-angle imaging, and electro-retinography.
 
Clinical training will include numerous opportunities to master laser retinopexy techniques including slit lamp biomicroscopy and indirect ophthalmoscopy lasers as well as the photodynamic therapy (PDT) laser. Fellows will also receive extensive training in performing intravitreal biopsies and injections of medications and clinic-based pneumatic retinopexy.
 
Fellows will learn to interpret imaging data from all the major modalities including angiographies with fluorescein and/or indocyanine green utilizing the Optos ultra-widefield viewing system, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT), and OCT angiography utilizing all current major commercial platforms.
 
No of Seats:  1 (One) per month
Course Fee:  Rs. 40,000
Accommodation:  Rs. 5,000 per month (Room with basic amenities – food not included).
Method of application:  Email detailed CV with a recent photograph, expressing interest.
Selection: Based on the CV supported with copies of educational certificates.
Age:  Below 35 Years
 
Long Term Fellowship in Medical and Surgical Retina (24 Months) – stipend paid.
 
The Vitreo-retinal Fellowship at Giridhar Eye Institute is a two year program devoted to clinical training in the evaluation, diagnosis, and medical and surgical management of vitreo-retinal diseases. Training in clinical evaluation of vitreo-retinal disease includes proficiency in indirect ophthalmoscopy, slit lamp fundus bio-microscopy, and interpretation of diagnostic tests including high-speed digital fluorescein angiography, indocynanine green (ICG) angiography, retinal auto-fluorescence, optical coherence tomography (OCT), optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA), B-scan and UBM ultrasonography, and electrophysiology (electro-retinogram (ERG) and electro-oculogram (EOG).
 
The Retina Fellows work closely with the Retina Faculty in the medical and surgical management of our patients who have a wide range of vitreo-retinal diseases from retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) to diabetic and other vascular retinopathies to inflammatory and infectious vitreoretinal disorders, age-related macular degeneration, retinal dystrophies, retinal tears and detachments, proliferative vitreo-retinopathies, ocular trauma, intraocular foreign bodies and others. There is opportunity to evaluate ocular tumors with the ocular oncology department.
Training is done with the individual retina faculty on a schedule that allows the first year fellow to begin all aspects of medical/surgical procedures, and gives a more intense surgical experience in the second fellowship year. Retinal procedures include pan-retinal laser photocoagulation via slit lamp and laser indirect ophthalmoscope, focal laser photocoagulation, laser retinopexy of retinal breaks, photodynamic therapy, trans-scleral cryopexy, subtenon and intravitreal injections of therapeutic drugs, retinal detachment surgery with scleral buckling, pars plana vitrectomy, membrane peeling, gas-fluid exchange, intra-ocular gas or silicone, and removal of intraocular foreign bodies.
Our surgical volume is among the highest for academic fellowships, and our fellows have extensive exposure as primary surgeon to the most complicated cases. One of our key strengths is the breadth of training and experience of our faculty, which provides the fellows with a unique opportunity to learn a variety of surgical techniques and approaches.
 
We support our fellows to submit their research for presentation to national and international conferences and our expectation is for the fellows to pursue meaningful research projects and develop the skills needed to have dynamic careers as leaders in the field of retina.
 
Fellows are part of the teaching staff and are expected to take an active role in teaching the residents and medical students who rotate through our service. Applicants who are not interested in sharing our educational goals would not be a good fit for our fellowship.
 
At the completion of training, our fellows not only excel clinically and surgically, they will also develop the skill set to move the field of retina forward through research and innovation.
 
We are looking for fellows who are willing to use their time to make a meaningful contribution to the field, explore new avenues of study, and build skills that will make them vital contributors to the retina community.
 
No of Seats:  3 (three) per year 
Stipend:  Rs. 40,000 per month
Accommodation:  Rs. 5,000 per month (Room with basic amenities – food not included).
Method of application:  Email detailed CV with a recent photograph, expressing interest (Email: giridhareye@gmail.com)
Selection:  Based on the performance in the entrance examination (theory + Viva) followed by personal interview.
Commencement:  September
Interview:  July/August
Age:  Below 35 Years

Long Term Fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus – 12 Months – stipend paid.
 
Paediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Fellowship position offers an outstanding opportunity for the highly qualified individual to obtain extensiveexposure in all aspects of pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. The Fellowship Program is developed to provide a comprehensive experience in treating a broad range of medical and surgical problems in strabismus and children's eye diseases, including amblyopia and strabismus, pediatric neuro-ophthalmology, retinoblastoma, pediatric cataracts, pediatric glaucoma, and retinopathy of prematurity.
 
No of Seats:  1 (one) per year 
Stipend:  Rs. 30,000 per month
Accommodation:  Rs. 5,000 per month (Room with basic amenities – food not included).
Method of application: Email detailed CV with a recent photograph, expressing interest (Email: giridhareye@gmail.com)
Selection:  Based on the performance in the entrance examination (theory) followed by personal interview.
Commencement:  September
Interview:  July/August
Age:  Below 30 Years
 
Long Term Fellowship in Cornea – 24 Months – stipend paid.
 
The Fellowship Program in Cornea gives fellows the opportunity to engage in intensive, hands-on clinical training in all major areas of corneal, kerato-refractive and anterior segment surgery and diseases. Fellows will be given hands-on involvement in all cases, and are given the opportunity to perform many surgical procedures including phaco, PKP, DSAEK, PRK, LASIK etc..
No of Seats:  1 (one) per year 
Stipend:  Rs. 30,000 per month
Accommodation:  Rs. 5,000 per month (Room with basic amenities – food not included).
Method of application:  Email detailed CV with a recent photograph, expressing interest (Email: giridhareye@gmail.com)
Selection:  Based on the performance in the entrance examination (theory) followed by personal interview.
Commencement:  September
Interview:  July/August
Age:  Below 30 Years

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