The SNEC Surgical Retina Fellowship programme aims to train mature, suitably experienced and knowledgeable vitreo-retinal surgeons in possessing advanced level competency in the diagnosis and management of patients with diseases of the retina and vitreous.
Exposure in clinical teaching which includes patient care, examination, investigation, treatment, and discussion of a broad variety of retinal and vitreous disorders
Rotate through clinics and operating theatres of all surgical retina faculty members
Opportunity to diagnose and manage diseases, e.g. retinal tears, lattice degeneration, retinal detachment (simple and complex, e.g. GRT), proliferative vitreoretinopathy, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, etc
Understand the principles of fluorescein angiography, including supervised independent interpretation of angiograms
Hands-on experience with FFA as well as ICG Angiography with state-of-the-art equipment
Perform electrophysiology testing, CT scan and MRI interpretations
Training in both vitreous and retinal surgery
All fellows will be placed on an on-call roster
Surgical ExposureFellows will be able to perform procedures, e.g. Intravitreal injection, air-fluid exchange, laser (direct and indirect), cryopexy, scleral buckle, pars plana vitrectomy with intraoperative and postoperative tamponade as appropriate under supervision.
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 meetings.
2 every year
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