Sankara Nethralaya
Sankara Nethralaya
Dr. Smita Praveen
Director - Academics
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Neuro Ophthalmology Fellowship Programme
Last Updated: March 2023
Director : Dr AMBIKA S
Deputy Director – Neuro Ophthalmology Dr SHIKHA BASSI
Deputy Director – Comprehensive Ophthalmology Dr SMITA PRAVEEN
Associate consultant Dr DURGA PRIYADARSHINI S
Associate consultant Dr VIDHYA DHARANI D M
Associate consultant Dr PADMALAKSHM K
Duration of Fellowship : 18 Months

Duration of Fellowship : 18 Months
Numbers of Seats : 1 (every 6 months)
Starting Date: January & July
Application Deadline: 31st October & 30th April
Selection Process: Written test & Interview in November & May
Age Limit: Upto 40 years

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 and neuro surgical disorders that affect the visual pathway and ocular movements. It also gives an overview of the various neuroimaging modalities and their application in Neuro ophthalmic disorders
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 in Neuro Ophthalmology. 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 Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Neuro Ophthalmology.
Clinical Experience
The department receives referrals from all over India and parts of Asia, UAE and also neighbouring countries. Fellows will be exposed to a wide variety of clinical conditions in the outpatient department. These include various optic neuropathies, cranial nerve palsies, intracranial and orbital tumors, neuro-ophthalmic manifestations of systemic diseases including neuro degenerative diseases. They will be exposed to new modalities of improving the quality of life of patients with various Neurology disorders through the Neuro Optometric Clinic. They will observe surgeries such as Optic Nerve Sheath Fenestration in the operation theatres.They also can opt for cataract surgery training from our Cataract and IOL department .By the end of fellowship they will be able to perform comfortably SICS,ECCE,and phacoemulsification with IOL implantation . The structured programme ensures that Fellows will also attend clinics with a Neuro radiologist, Neurologist and Neurosurgeon. These observership will be outside our hospital premises and in reputed organizations which all work as a team along with our neuro ophthalmology department.
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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