What will you learn?

  • This intensive program trains fellows to perform advanced orbital and oculoplastic surgery.
  • The fellow also gains experience in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery.
  • The fellow will learn how to utilize proper testing and assessment to diagnose diseases and surgical approaches.
  • The fellow will familiarize and be competent in employing a range of therapeutic options, medical and surgical agents.
  • The fellow will be significantly involved in research activities and clinical trials as well as scholarly activities such as scientific presentations and manuscript publications.
  • This program also expects a fellow to participate actively in imaging research at Aravind to gain knowledge in the proper use of ophthalmic diagnostic devices, which form the cardinal axis of clinical and experimental ophthalmology.
Target Group

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Good team work skills; can work for long hour with responsibilities

Course Location
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
6 per year
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. Usha Kim, DO, DNB
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. Maneksha, MS
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. Viji Rangarajan, DO
Contact Details
Avinashi Road, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
914224360400
914222593030
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
2 per year
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. R. Jayagayathri, DO, DNB
Contact Details
Cuddalore Main Road, Thavalakuppam, Pondicherry - 605 007
914132619100
914132618848
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 Orbit and Oculoplasty diseases through clinical evaluation and research, the use of various investigative procedures, medical treatment and surgical intervention.
  • The programme provides comprehensive, hands-on training in all aspects of oculoplastic surgery, including eyelid, orbit, lacrimal, and cosmetic surgery.
  • A major portion of the fellow’s time is committed to direct patient care. The medical management of orbit and oculoplasty cases, as well as the pre- and postoperative care of surgical cases are essential to fellowship training. Fellows are encouraged to evaluate each case thoroughly, formulating differential diagnoses and management plans.
  • Fellows assist in the operating room and are expected to ensure, to the best of their ability, that surgical plans are implemented. Fellows are also expected to assist with and perform scheduled cases, as well as add-on cases at the discretion of the attending and the call schedule.