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Dr. Meenakshi S
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Ophthalmology Course
Last Updated: November 2017
Goals and Objectives:-

1. To give scientific and logical training to help trainees diagnose and treat intraocular inflammations.

2. To provide proper exposure to all kind of common and rare uveitis which will help them in there future practice.

3. To make them able to manage all kinds of uveitic conditions independently and confidently.

Duration & commencement of program: 18 Months

Program commences in April and October every year

Minimum qualifications: MS / DO / DNB in Ophthalmology

Application procedure: Same as for other fellowship programs

Requirements:
1. Interest in Uveitis/Immunology
2. Capability to do indirect ophthalmoscopy
3. Willingness to participate in research activities/ projects
Selection procedure:
Through interview in UVEA specialty, after qualifying in the written examination which is common for all the anterior segment fellowship programs
Clinical exposure:

In initial months, fellows will be given rotational postings in Glaucoma, Medical Retina and Diagnostics. This will give them adequate exposure in these subspecialties to help them in managing common and related conditions. A thorough exposure in anterior, intermediate and posterior and panuveitis will be given in subsequent months of training. In the last six months fellows will work as senior resident and manage uveitic cases independently.

They will also gain exposure to ocular pathology in pathology lab during their fellowship.

Surgical exposure:

Fellows will be given sufficient opportunities for minor invasive procedures like posterior sub tenon injections, anterior chamber tap and intra vitreal injections.

They will get enough chance to learn cataract surgery. They will be properly trained by experts to perform cataract operation (Extra capsular, small incision, Phaco emulsification) independently.

Fellows will be given opportunity to observe and give proper pre and post operative treatment for complicated cataracts under expert supervision of consultants.

They will also get chance to operate such cases.

Research possibilities:
Fellows will get chance to work on various clinical and basic science projects under senior consultants. They will get enough guidelines and opportunities to work for publications in various journals.
Suggested reading:
1. Narsing Rao, Text book on Uveitis
2. Nusselblat, Text book on Uveitis
3. Investigations and management of Uveitis by Stephen J Foster
4. American academy book on Intra ocular inflammation and uveitis (2006-2007)
Please click here to download Application Form