What will you learn?

  • The fellow will learn how to utilize proper testing and assessment to diagnose diseases and surgical approaches.
  • The fellow will be familiarized and be competent in employing a range of therapeutic options, medical and surgical agents.
  • In addition, the fellow will also be expected to be significantly involved in research activities and clinical trials as well as scholarly activities such as scientific presentations and manuscript publications.
  • The programme also expects a fellow to participate actively in imaging research at Aravind to gain knowledge in the proper use of ophthalmic diagnostic devices, which forms the cardinal axis of clinical and experimental ophthalmology.
Target Group

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to work as a team

Open to work for long hours

Course Location
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
8 per year
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. P. Vijayalakshmi, MS, DO
Contact Details
1, Anna Nagar, Madurai – 625 020 Tamil Nadu
+(91) 452-4356-100
+(91) 452-2530-984
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
4 per year
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. R. Meenakshi, DO, DNB
Contact Details
Swamy Nellaiappar High Road, Tirunelveli - 627 001, Tamil Nadu
+(91) 462-4356-100
+(91) 462-2331-633
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
3 per year
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. Kalpana Narendran, DO, DNB
Contact Details
Avinashi Road, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
+(91) 422-4360-400
+(91) 422-2593-030
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
4 per year
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. K. Veena, DO, DNB
Contact Details
Cuddalore Main Road, Thavalakuppam, Pondicherry - 605 007
+(91) 413-2619-100
+(91) 413-2618-848
Batch Number 1
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. Sathya T Ravilla, MS
Contact Details
Alipiri to Zoo park Road, Beside NCC Campus, Tirupati – 517 505, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh
+(91) 877-2502-100
Eligibility Criteria
  • Qualified Postgraduates (MS/MD/DNB), below the age of 35
Description
  • The objective of this programme is to train ophthalmologists in the diagnosis and management of eye diseases in children through clinical evaluation and research, the use of various investigative procedures, medical treatment and surgical intervention.
  • The fellowship offers a combination of specialized training in comprehensive ophthalmology for infants and children, paediatric ocular surgical instruction and targeted medical and surgical strabismus care for children and adult patients.  Paediatric ophthalmology is unique in that we provide medical and surgical care for all parts of the eye, offering applicants a very wide range of experiences without having to focus on one sub discipline of ophthalmology.  Paediatric ophthalmologists care for ocular diseases such as retinopathy of prematurity, ptosis, nasolacrimal duct obstruction, amblyopia, refractive errors and strabismus in patients from preterm through adolescence.  Childhood cataract and glaucoma requiring early diagnosis, rapid intervention, and specialized surgical techniques and amblyopia concerns are studied extensively during the fellowship. Exposure to ophthalmic manifestations of genetic conditions, developmental anomalies and systemic disorders with ocular associations are all part of the fellowship training.  Strabismus diagnosis and treatment instruction is extensive and encompasses both children and adults.