Vitreo Retina Surgery Fellowship at Narayana Nethralaya

Applications are invited for Long Term Fellowship in Vitreo Retina Surgery
July 2021 session

Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) accredited Vitreoretina Surgical 2-year Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria: MS/DOMS/DNB

Vitreo-retina, uvea and ROP fellowship at Narayana Nethralaya aims at holistic training in vitreoretinal superspeciality and is therefore a unique blend of clinics, surgery, and research.
The fellows will receive extensive training in the following aspects:

The fellows will be trained in  independently working up, investigating, diagnosing, and treating  predominant retinal and uveal conditions.

The fellow will receive training in various ocular investigation modality like B-scan, optical coherence tomography (OCT), fundus fluorescence angiography, indocyanine green angiography, OCT – angiograph and multicolour imaging.

The fellows will be independently doing slit-lamp (single and multisport lasers) and indirect ophthalmoscope based laser delivery.  They will be performing pan retinal photocoagulation , focal laser, grid lasers barrage lasers and micro-pulse lasers.

Intravitreal injections:
They will be independently giving intravitreal injections in retinal and uveal pathologies.

Surgical training:
The Fellows will be trained in performing vitrectomies, scleral buckling, pneumatic retinopexy and SFIOL.
VR magic?

Academics includes case based discussion, video based skill transfer and journal club weekly.
Fellowship also aims at inculcating interest in research.
Presenting research work at various national and international conference to improve knowledge regarding the subject, build confidence and enhance oratory skills.

Paediatric retina and ROP Screening:
The fellow will also be able to independently perform screening of infants for Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) and will also receive training in Paediatric retinal lasers. 

Training programme:

  • Qualification: Fellowship opportunity is offered to trainees with minimum qualifications: MS/DNB.
  • How to apply: The applicants are asked to submit their CV following which an interview is scheduled for further assessment.
  • Duration of fellowship: 24 months
  • Stipend: 56,000/- per month
  • For any queries please contact :

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Hands-on training:

We, here at Narayana Nethralaya have optimal wet lab facilities for trainees, that is effectively supervised. Need of the hour-Virtual simulator based training is also provided to improve hand eye coordination. The candidates  initially get to assist and and subsequently operate on camp patients while ensuring patient safety. The fellows also get a chance to operate on high end machines  like  Catalys and Lensex( Femto second laser) independently. The goal is to coach the young ophthalmologist to become highly ethical and meticulous trained phaco specialist.


Over the years, NN fellowship training program has evolved to incorporate research and academics at its very foundation. Array of academics -case based discussions, presentations, seminars and journal clubs keep the trainees not just  intellectually engaged but also help to keep their clinical acumen sharp. Our fellows are motivated to present their research at various national and international podiums. This period of research is an extremely exciting time that opens up new avenues – attending scientific meetings, contributing to translational research and winning awards.


Fee Structure
Admission fee: Rs. 22,400/- per candidate for fellowship course

Instruments – Cornea / Refractive – Topography

  • Pentacam
  • Ms39
  • Sirius
  • Gallie
  • aberrometry
  • ASOCT,
  • Orbscan
  • UBM
  • IVCM
  • SLP

OPD procedures

  • Glue BCL
  • Suture removal
  • FB removal
  • CL trial
  • Dispensing

Surgical training

  • Cornea- TPK, OPK, DALK, DSEK, DMEK, PDEK, corneal tattooing, triple procedures
  • Ocular surface-Pterygium, patch graft, SLET,AMG,MMG,Tenonplasty, OSSN excision, Dermoid excision

International applicants – can opt for short term observational or long term fellowship.
Contact person:  Ms. Cynthia Roy (Head of Department –  International)

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