What will you learn?

  • The program is designed to train the next generation of academic leaders in the fields of Retina by providing a rich academic environment with multiple research opportunities and career mentorship support.
  • The fellow will learn to thoroughly evaluate a case with good clinical skills, appropriate use of investigational modalities, thereby enabling correct diagnosis and management of the patient.
  • A hands-on approach in training will familiarise the candidate with all therapeutic options in medical and surgical retina.
  • The institute has a rich academic and research based environment. Hence, fellows are expected to take active part in all research activities like clinical trials, retrospective studies, publishing studies and case reports, and presenting in conferences.
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
6 per year
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. R. Kim, DO, DNB
Contact Details
1, Anna Nagar, Madurai – 625 020, Tamil Nadu
914524356100
914522530984
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
4 per year
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. Syed Mohideen Abdul Khadar, 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. V. Narendran, DO, DNB
Contact Details
Avinashi Road, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
914224360400
914222593030
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
4 per year
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. Manavi D Sindal, 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. Anand Rajendran, DNB, FRCS
Contact Details
10, Poonamalle High Road, Noombal, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu
914440956100
Batch Number 1
Course Co-ordinator
Dr. Y.C. Venugopal Reddy, MS
Contact Details
Alipiri to Zoo park Road, Beside NCC Campus, Tirupati – 517 505, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh
918772502100
Eligibility Criteria
  • Qualified Postgraduates (MS/MD/DNB), below the age of 35
Description
  • The objective of this programme is to train ophthalmologiststo be competent vitreoretina specialists – in the diagnosis and management of retinal diseases through clinical evaluation and research.
  • The fellows will be competent in use of all diagnostic modalities in retina like fundus fluorescein angiography, Indocyanine green angiography, optical coherence tomography, ultrasonography and electro diagnosis.
  • The programme provides comprehensive training in both medical retina and vitreo-retinal surgery.
  • Fellows will participate in the evaluation and management of patients with medical retinal disorders such as Age-related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, retinal vascular disorders, central serous retinopathy, ocular inflammation, retinal degeneration etc., They will gain extensive experience in laser photocoagulation of retina and use of various intravitreal drugs.
  • Fellows will obtain extensive training in vitreo-retinal surgery.  This will include pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative considerations.  This training will include all currently employed methods of vitreo-retinal surgery.  They will observe numerous complex surgical procedures like repair of retinal detachment by scleral buckling or pars plana vitrectomy with internal tamponade; complex diabetic vitrectomies with membrane surgery; macular surgeries like epiretinal membrane, macular hole; management of trauma with intraocular foreign bodies etc., They will gain experience in managing endophthalmitis medically as well as surgically.  The trainees will perform surgical procedures independently, initially in a stepwise manner and later the entire procedure.