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FELLOWSHIP IN MEDICAL RETINA

OBJECTIVES
The SNEC Medical Retina Fellowship programme provides fellows with a broad based exposure to medical retina, allowing them to gain both clinical and research experience to pursue an academic career.

DURATION: One (1) year

PROGRAMME DETAILS:

Clinical Exposure
  • A broad variety of retinal and vitreous disorders including macular diseases, retinal vascular disease, oncology, degenerative hereditary disease and infectious retinal diseases
  • The principles, interpretation and hands-on experience with fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography and optical coherence tomography using state-of-the-art equipment.
  • The principles, interpretation and hands-on experience in electrophysiology such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, various types of uveitis
  • The fellow will gain an in-depth exposure to both diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to all types of medical retinal problems including retinal vascular disorders, macular degeneration, posterior uveitis, intraocular tumours, and inherited retinal degenerations. This will include the comprehensive evaluation of patients as well as the review of ancillary tests, such as angiography, ultrasonography and electrophysiology
  • Competency in the use and interpretation of fluorescein and ICG angiography, optical coherence tomography (OCT), ultrasonography, and visual function tests will be achieved during this training. In addition to evaluation and management of patients in the clinic, the fellow will gain expertise in intraocular injection therapy, retinal lasers, ultrasonography, and retinal imaging. The fellowship is structured to provide the fellow with maximal responsibility in the performance of clinical and medical retina procedures, depending on the skill level of the fellow
  • ON CALL: During the fellow’s attachment at retina clinics, diabetic retinopathy clinics and laser clinics in SNEC, he/she will be on a rotating call schedule with the other Vitreo-retinal fellows

Surgical Exposure
NIL

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:
Two (2) every year

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