Glaucoma Fellowship Program at Ochsner Clinic Foundation New Orleans
The Section of Glaucoma in the Department of Ophthalmology at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans offers an Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) Fellowship Compliance Committee (FCC) one-year fellowship. The fellowship’s goal is to provide an excellent opportunity for an ophthalmologist wishing to develop an expertise in the clinical and surgical management of glaucoma.
Our program is recognized for its diverse patient population and wide clinical spectrum of disease severity. Our fellow is given graded responsibility in clinic and surgery, as well as the experience of a team-based approach to clinical and surgical care of patients.
Our faculty and leadership are strongly committed to our fellow’s personal and professional growth.
During training, our fellow should expect to:
- Master clinical skills specific to glaucoma.
- Perform outpatient laser surgery.
- Operate 1 to 2 days per week, and develop surgical expertise in a wide variety of surgical procedures.
- Perform filtration surgery.
- Insert glaucoma drainage devices.
- Have experience with Cyclophotocoagulation: diode and micropulse laser.
- Have experience with microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) devices (e.g., iStent®, Kahook Dual Blade®, Hydrus®, Xen®, and Omni®).
- Experience exposure to pediatric glaucoma, surgical revisions, and reoperations.
- Meet/exceed national surgical averages of AUPO FCC programs.
- Have ample time to study for Board Certification.