Ochsner Retina and Vitreous Surgery Fellowship Program
The Section of Retina and Vitreous Surgery 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) two-year fellowship in medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous. One fellow will be accepted to the program every two years (odd years). We will next participate in recruiting activities in 2022.
The goal of our fellowship program is to train ophthalmologists to become highly competent and innovative vitreoretinal surgeons. Our diverse faculty and clinical settings will provide ample opportunity to develop a robust fund of clinical knowledge and surgical techniques to prepare for a successful career in retina.
During training, our fellow should expect to:
- Develop and refine skills in examining patients with both macular and peripheral retinal diseases, in the interpretation of fluorescein angiograms and other diagnostic testing, in performing outpatient laser surgery and cryosurgery, in retinal reattachment surgical procedures, and in advanced vitrectomy procedures.
- Operate 2 to 3 days per week, and develop surgical expertise in a wide variety of surgical procedures.
- Meet/exceed national surgical averages of AUPO FCC programs.
- Have ample time to study for Board Certification.