What will you learn?

  • The program is designed to train the next generation of leaders in the fields of cornea and refractive surgery by providing a rich academic environment with multiple research opportunities and career mentorship support.
  • The fellow will learn how to utilize proper testing and assessment to diagnose diseases, and various surgical approaches
  • The fellow will familiarize and be competent in employing a range of therapeutic options, medical and surgical agents
  • The fellow will 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 fellow will get opportunities to participate actively in clinical research at Aravind
Target Group

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to work as a team

Take up responsibilities and an attitude to work for long hours

Course Location
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
8 per year
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. Venkatesh Prajna, DO, DNB, FRCO
Contact Details
1, Anna Nagar Madurai – 625 020 Tamil Nadu
914524356100
914522530984
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
2 per year
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. V. Anitha, DNB, FAICO
Contact Details
Swamy Nellaiappar High Road, Tirunelveli - 627 001 Tamil Nadu
914624356100
914622331633
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
6 per year
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. R. Revathi, MS
Contact Details
Avinashi Road, Coimbatore - 641 014 Tamil Nadu
914224360400
914222593030
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
5 per year
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. N. Shivananda, MS
Contact Details
Cuddalore Main Road Thavalakuppam Pondicherry - 605 007
914132619100
914132618848
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
2 per year
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. J. Anuja, MS
Contact Details
No: 64, Sankagiri Main Road, (Opp) Kaliamman Kovil Nethimedu, Salem 636002 Tamil Nadu
914272356100
Batch Number 1
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. Tiruvengada Krishnan, DNB
Contact Details
10, Ponnamalle High Road, Noombal, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India
914440956100
Eligibility Criteria
  • Qualified Postgraduates (MS/MD/DNB), below the age of 35
Description
  • The objective of this programme is to train ophthalmologist’s in the diagnosis and management of corneal diseases and cataract through clinical evaluation and research, the use of various investigative procedures, medical treatment and surgical intervention
  • The Fellowship is designed to provide a more focused and in-depth education of anterior segment disease. The scope of the training includes the diagnosis and medical management of diseases of the conjunctiva, cornea/sclera and anterior ocular segment, surgery of the conjunctiva, cornea/sclera, anterior segment, lens with special emphasis on corneal transplantation and related surgical procedures; principles of contact lens fitting and management of complications of contact lens wear
  • Fellows participate directly in the medical and surgical management of a broad spectrum of corneal disorders including microbial keratitis, peripheral ulcerative keratitis, keratoconus, chemical injury, ocular surface squamous neoplasia, dry eye, bullous keratopathy, ocular trauma, pterygium etc.,