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Fellowship in Surgical Retina


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.


1 year

Programme Details

Clinical Exposure

  • 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 Exposure
Fellows 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 Exposure
Fellows 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.

Number of places available

2 every year