Medical Retina Fellowship - 1 year

Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital Pvt. Ltd. has announced the fellowship course in vitreoretinal surgery for the academic year of 2013-2014.


Candidates should have passed Diplomate of National Board (DNB) Ophthalmology or MS/MD in Ophthalmology under-recognized medical colleges in India by Medical Council of India (MCI)

Basic Subjects:

  • Anatomy: Surgical anatomy of vitreous and Vitreo-retinal relationships
  • Ultrastructure of the retina and vitreous and another relevant anatomy
  • Physiology of vision, visual pathway, colour vision
  • History taking relevant to Vitreoretinal Diseases
  • Methods of fundus examination
  • Ultrasonography - theory, technique and interpretation
  • Fundus Fluorescein Angiography – Theory, Technique and Interpretation
  • Indocyanine green angiography
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Electrodiagnostic studies – Electroretinography, electrooculography
  • Visual evoked potential- theory, technique and Interpretations
  • Laser Photocoagulation – Theory and Principles

Medical Retinal Diseases

Vascular retinopathies:
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Vascular Occlusions
  • Ocular Ischemic Syndrome
  • Eales’ disease
  • Coat’s disease
  • Sickle cell retinopathy
Degenerative Diseases of Retina:
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa and Variants, Cone-Rod dystrophies
  • Gyrate atrophy
  • Choroideremia
  • Retinoschisis
Retinal detachment and related disorders: (Clinical Diagnosis, differential diagnosis, predisposing factors, aetiology):
  • Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
  • Tractional retinal detachment
  • Exudative retinal detachment
Congenital and childhood disorders:
  • Persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy
  • Norrie’s disease, congenital retinal dysplasias and other causes of congenital retinal detachments
  • Colobomata of choroids and disc
Infective and related conditions:
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Toxocara retinochoroiditis
  • Viral Retinitis
  • AIDS and the eye
  • Other parasitic diseases like cysticercosis, Gnathostomiasis etc
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Melanoma
  • Culinary body tumours
  • Phacomatosis
  • Optic nerve head tumours
  • Miscellaneous – choroidal hemangioma, ocular lymphomas, secondaries, combined hamartoma, hemangioma of a retina
Vitreous disorders:
  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Asteroid hyalosis
  • Hereditary vitreoretinopathies
Anterior Segment disorders of Importance to Vitreoretinal surgeons
  • Dislocated lens
  • Dislocated IOL
  • After Cataract and other pupillary membranes
  • Irvine Gass syndrome and Vitreous wick syndrome
  • Complicated Cataract
  • Malignant Glaucoma
Macular disorders:
  • Macular hole
  • Heredomacular diseases
  • Epimacular Proliferation
  • Age-related macular degeneration and other causes of Choroidal Neovascular Membrane
  • Cystoid Macular Edema
  • Retinal Artery Macro Aneurysm
  • Idiopathic Parafoveal Telangiectasia

Practical Exposure to the following techniques is required

Examination techniques:
  • Direct Ophthalmoscopy
  • Indirect Ophthalmoscopy with scleral indentation
  • Slit lamp biomicroscopy using +78 or +90d lens and contact lenses such as Goldmann, Mainster, Panfundoscopic lens
  • Routine Ophthalmological examination techniques including slit lamp examination, applanation tonometry, Gonioscopy etc
Special Investigations:
  • B-Scan Ultrasonography
  • Fundus fluorescein angiography /indocyanine green angiography
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Electrodiagnostic studies (ERG, Multifocal ERG, VEP)
OPD Procedures:
  • Paracentesis
  • Intra vitreal injection
  • Laser Photocoagulation
  • Trans conjunctival cryopexy
Teaching Schedule
  • Didactic lectures – twice a month
  • Journal club – once a week
  • Discussion on Fluorescein Angiogram/ OCT – Once a week
  • Discussion on Ultra sonogram - Once a week
  • Case presentation – once a week
What is expected of the Fellow:
  • Assist in the outpatient department in the disposal of cases
  • Take part in the overall patient care
  • Perform independently laser photocoagulations both by slit lamps and indirect delivery method
  • Aim to present at least one paper in any conference
  • Maintain log book with all details as exemplified
  • At least one research work leading to publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Regulations for fellows are also stated on the website:

Medical Retina Fellowship Application Form: Download Application Form