Program description

The one-year Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, provides broad clinical and research experience in all areas of pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus, including:

  • Amblyopia
  • Pediatric strabismus
  • Pediatric glaucoma
  • Pediatric cataracts
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Pediatric plastics and lacrimal surgery
  • Ophthalmic genetics
  • Adult strabismus

You receive significant clinical exposure to the broad spectrum of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus with special emphasis on anterior segment disorders, pediatric neuro-ophthalmology, and adult strabismus.

Our fellow operates on all routine and complex ocular motility procedures:

  • Reoperations
  • Lost muscles
  • Muscle palsies
  • Cyclovertical muscle procedures
  • Transpositions
  • Faden procedures
  • Adjustable sutures
  • Intraocular, plastic, external and retinal laser procedures

Since our fellow typically performs more than 600 surgical procedures during the one-year training program, you obtain the necessary surgical and clinical skills to manage all areas of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.

In addition, you are exposed to a variety of clinical research projects supervised by the program faculty, who publish 20 to 30 original papers each year.


The fellowship is accredited by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology Fellowship Compliance Committee (AUPO FCC).

Program history

The Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, began in 2008. We anticipate that one trainee will complete this program annually.

Aug. 01, 2017