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Ophthalmology Course – Uvea fellowship programme
Last Updated: February 2021
Goals and Objectives:-

1. To give scientific and logical training to help trainees diagnose and treat intraocular inflammations, retinal vasculitis and scleritis

2. To provide proper exposure to all kind of common and rare uveitis which will help them in their 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 January and July every year

Minimum qualifications: MS / DO / DNB in Ophthalmology

Application procedure: Same as for other fellowship programs

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 pan uveitis 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. Atlas of Uveitis and Scleritis by Ganesh SK, Agarwal M, George AE, Dr. Biswas J, Jaypee Medical Publishers, 1st Edition, 2003.

2. Uveitis: An Update, J Biswas, Parthopratim DM, Springer, 2015.

3.Basic and clinical science course: Intraocular inflammation and uveitis-American Academy of ophthalmology 2009-2010

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