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Retina Fellowship

Enroll in the Fellowship in Retina program at LJ Eye Institute, renowned for its excellence in eye care, particularly in Haryana. Join under the mentorship of esteemed expert Dr. Ruchi Mittal and gain invaluable knowledge and skills in the field.

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Retina Fellowship 2024-2025

Mentor: Dr. Ruchi Mittal

Mastering the skills of using slit lamp biomicroscopy which includes use of contact and non-contact fundus lenses. Mastering the skills of using indirect ophthalmoscopy Diagnosis of various medical and surgical retina conditions under supervision of retina specialist.

Diagnosis of uveitis and uvea emergencies under supervision of Retina & Uvea specialist. Interpretation of fundus fluorescein angiography(FFA), Indocyanine green angiography(ICG), Optical coherence tomography (OCT), OCTA, ultrasonography(USG) and electrodiagnostic modalities.

Hands on experience in performing FFA, ICG,OCT, USG and electrodiagnostic modalities. Screening babies for retinopathy of prematurity. Hands on experience in performing laser photocoagulation for various posterior segment diseases. Hands on experience in delivering intravitreal injections for various posterior segment pathologies.

The course duration is 18 months. One candidate will be selected per session.

    Course Content

    Fellowship in Medical Retina

    The Fellowship program at LJ Eye Institute has a duration of 18 months, including a posting as a consultant at the Institute for the last three months. The posting as a consultant is, however, subject to the fellow’s competence and performance in the previous 15 months, including the ability to independently diagnose and manage corneal diseases.

    The objective of the fellowship program is to make ophthalmologists a comprehensive cornea specialist through intensive clinical evaluation, use of state-of-the-art investigative procedures, medical and surgical treatment of diseases, and also conduct clinically relevant research. The aim is also to provide India and the world with corneal surgeons having the expertise to treat numerous patients in need of cornea care.

    The program will include supervised training, development of individual skills, independent decision-making and research in a focused environment of subspecialty care. The emphasis is on corneal disease, ocular surface disorders and refractive surgery, and its interplay with other subspecialties.

    The Cornea and anterior segment fellow is expected to be well trained in the following areas.

    • Corneal diseases – diagnosis, evaluation and management, pre-operative planning, surgery, post-operative care, management of complications and research. The main areas of focus would be on ocular surface, corneal infections, paediatric corneal diseases, refractive surgery, corneal ectasias and corneal transplantation.
    • Corneal Imaging – instrument handling, interpretation and research involving various diagnostic tools used for the cornea and anterior segment.
    • Trauma – managing anterior segment trauma.
    • Microbiology and histopathology – specimen handling and interpretation.


    • Glue application:
      • Cyano-acrylate tissue adhesive application
      • Fibrin glue
    • Trauma:
      • Corneal tear
      • Scleral tear
      • Corneal perforation
      • Corneal foreign body removal
      • Intra-cameral foreign body removal
    • Keratoplasty:
      • Therapeutic PK
      • Tectonic PK
      • Patch graft
      • Lamellar surgery (ALK/DSEK/DMEK)
    • Ocular Surface:
      • Amniotic membrane grafting
      • Pterygium excision + conjunctival autograf
      • Limbal biopsy
      • Limbal stem cell transplantation
      • Boston keratoprosthesis
    • Miscellaneous:
      • Conjunctival Resection Superficial keratectomy
      • Scleral deroofing
      • AC tap
      • EDTA chelation
      • Alcohol epithelectomy
      • Superficial keratectomy


    1. Regular scheduled participations in fellow classes (Case presentations, journal clubs, theory discussion) and optometry classes.
    2. Two case reports/ small retrospective study and one large retrospective study/ prospective study are mandatory.
    3. Active participation in various CMEs/ workshops/ wet-labs organized at LJEI
    Retina Fellowship in India | LJ Eye Institute