Cornea Fellowship

The Cornea, Anterior Segment, and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at Standard Chartered- Shroff’s Charity Eye Care Academy consist of two years of post residency training in advances of corneal and anterior segment surgeries.

The Fellow will assist, perform, and later teach the following partial list of surgeries: full-thickness penetrating keratoplasty (PK), endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK, DMEK), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), lamellar and full-thickness keratoprostheses (KPros), Pterygium surgeries, ocular surface reconstruction with amniotic membrane, simple limbal epithelial transplantation, anterior segment trauma. Each surgical case is recorded digitally in high definition for teaching and presentation purposes. An advanced wet lab facility is available for the Fellow to enhance surgical skills. The wet lab is well equipped with surgical microscopes with video cameras, phacoemulsification machines, corneal instruments, and dedicated personnel to run the facility.

It is expected that the fellow has mastered basic and intermediate cataract surgical skills (Phacoemulsification and Manual Small Incision Cataract surgery) during their residency training. The Fellow will get ample opportunities to enhance his/ her existing cataract surgery skills and will be expect to participate in post graduate cataract surgical training as well.

Fellows will participate in morning rounds and informal discussions during clinics. Fellows, on a monthly basis, will do cases presentations and Journal Clubs. Fellows are expected to initiate and complete an independent investigative clinical project and to present their results at a national meeting and publish in a peer reviewed journal. They will also participate in data collection and patient care related to ongoing clinical trials.

The fellowship produces a well-rounded subspecialist comfortable in managing complex cases using clinical acumen and surgical versatility acquired in an innovative teaching environment.