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Fellowship in Anterior Segment and Cornea
The objective of this program is to train ophthalmologists in the diagnosis and management of cataract micro surgery and corneal disease through clinical evaluation and research, the use of various investigative procedures, medical treatment and surgical intervention.
24 months this will divide in to 8 trimesters, with evaluation at the end of each trimester with practical and theory, candidate have to maintain a log book which will be cross checked by the in charge.
MS or MD or DNB or FRCS in ophthalmology or DO with one year work experience and well verse with cataract basic surgery like ECCE, SICS with rhexis.
Course CurriculumResearch and education:
Students/fellow will be actively involved in the research work. He/she will complete at least one project of publishable quality in cornea, external diseases or refractive surgery and also assist in other on-going projects. He/she is expected to present the research work in nation conferences. There will be academic meeting one or two time a week. He/she is expected to give seminars, present interesting and difficult cases in these meeting. 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, and present interesting article in the weekly departmental meeting.Clinical Diagnostics:
Student are trained in the use of the slit lamp, indirect ophthalmoscopy, bio microscopy, keratometry, computerised video keratography, pachymetry, A-B scan ultrasonography, tear film function tests and biometry.Microbiology:
Smear preparation, culture methodology, and interpretation of various corneal infections including bacterial, fungal and parasitic. Medical treatmentStrategies:
Corneal infection, corneal immunological disorders, dry eye and ocular surface disorders, degenerations and dystrophies, complications of keratoplasty, complications of cataract surgery.Microsurgical techniques:
Penetrating keratoplasty, extracapsular cataract extraction, phacoemulsification, ocular surface reconstruction (limbal grafts, amniotic membrane, grafts), pterygium surgery, tissue adhesive application, patch grafts, superficial keratectomy. The course module also provideTraining in the use of laser equipment: