Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship (Minnesota)
The Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship 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 ocular tumors, pediatric plastics and lacrimal surgery, ophthalmic genetics, and adult strabismus.
Extensive experience is provided in techniques such as adjustable sutures, intraocular surgery, laser therapy for retinopathy of prematurity and retinoblastoma, pediatric neuro-ophthalmology, and evaluation of complicated adult strabismus.
Our fellows scrub on all routine and complex ocular motility procedures (re-operations, lost muscles, muscle palsies, cyclovertical muscle procedures), as well as intraocular and lacrimal procedures, and will perform more than 300 surgical procedures during the one-year fellowship.
There is no certification for the subspecialty of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.
Goals and Objectives
The goals of the one-year fellowship program are to provide broad clinical and research experience in all areas of pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus, and to train future leaders in the field. Each fellow will obtain the necessary surgical and clinical skills to manage all areas of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.
To ensure you gain proficiency and develop the corresponding technical skills, your performance is monitored throughout this program. You are formally evaluated by your supervising faculty member quarterly; and then meet accordingly with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, you regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure your educational goals are being met.
The Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship began in Rochester, Minn. in 2008 and will accept its first trainee to complete the program in 2009. Going forward, it is anticipated that one fellow will complete the program each year.