The SNEC Neuro-ophthalmology Fellowship programme provides training and research opportunities in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of neuro-ophthalmic disorders.
The fellow will be closely supervised, and will be responsible for clerking, examining and formulating a management plan for patients, and presenting these to the supervisor. The fellow will be taught diagnostic and management approach to each condition. He/she will also assist in updating the clinic neuro-ophthalmology patient database
The fellow will learn the technique of injecting botulinum toxin for facial spasms, and will have the opportunity of administering this treatment under supervision
The fellow will review all neuro-ophthalmology inpatients daily and will present such patients at the Centre’s weekly grand ward rounds. He/she will also attend to any requests for neuro-ophthalmic evaluation of inpatients from non-ophthalmic wards within the hospital
Understanding the need to obtain a thorough and pertinent clinical history, and acquiring the ability to do so
Demonstration of clinical signs and understanding their significance
Systematic approach to the diagnosis of simple and complex neuro-ophthalmic condition
Details and rationale of therapy for various neuro-ophthalmic conditions
Correct ordering and interpretation of CT and MRI scans
Correct ordering and interpretation of relevant electrophysiologic tests as aids in diagnosis and management
Educational / Research ExposureFellows are required to participate in clinical rounds and daily ward reviews, journal clubs/teaching programmes, retrospective and prospective clinical research and quality assurance audit programmes of the department. All fellows will also participate in teaching of residents and/or medical students and attend all SNEC-supported meetings.
1 - 2 every year
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