Department of Ophthalmology

Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery Fellowship


About the Program


The Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases & Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine is a funded two-year post-residency training program. One or two positions are available each year beginning in July.

Our aim is to train vitreoretinal specialists who, above all, will make excellent surgeons and will contribute to advances in the field. Vitreoretinal specialists trained at Baylor College of Medicine, besides outstanding surgical skill, will have a solid knowledge of medical retina and posterior uveitis, including the most recent advances in these fields. Additionally, fellows partake in clinical trials within the retina division and are also expected to conduct clinical research, present abstracts at national conferences, and contribute to the literature through peer-reviewed publications.

The retina fellow will be trained in clinical diagnosis, evaluation, management, laser treatment and all surgical techniques required in the care of vitreoretinal patients and will be expected to aid in interpreting visual fields, fluorescein angiography, electrophysiology, ultrasonography and fundus photography. The fellow sees and works up at least 300 cases of operable retinal detachment and another 400-500 cases of trauma, tumors, diabetes, and/or vitreoretinal conditions requiring treatment.

The fellow is encouraged to participate in conferences provided by the department including pathology, fluorescein, oculoplastic/oncology, ethics, practice management, and grand rounds.

The fellow is expected to initiate and complete an independent investigative clinical project to submit for presentation or publication as well as participate in data collection and patient care related to clinical trials being conducted within the retina service.




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