This fellowship is designed to provide the trainee with a broad experience in the clinical diagnosis, evaluation and management of all forms of strabismus, including surgical and medical management. A broad experience of other areas of pediatric ophthalmology, including pediatric glaucoma, cataract, lid abnormalities, retinopathy of prematurity and pediatric intraocular and orbital tumors are also emphasized. A clinical or basic research project is required.
The fellow shares the responsibility for medical and surgical management of patients referred to the Pediatric Ophthalmology unit at Texas Children's Hospital. In addition, the fellow assists in the instruction of residents and students assigned to the Pediatric Ophthalmology service. The fellow also serves as a consultant and surgical staff as a clinical instructor for the pediatric ophthalmology resident activities at Texas Children's, Alkek Eye Center/St. Luke’s and the Gramercy Surgery Center.
The pediatric fellow covers call at Texas Children’s on a week-long rotation (Monday – Sunday), 26 weeks during the academic year. They are also back up for the resident.
The fellow participates in all pediatric ophthalmology conferences, journal clubs and other activities and is invited to participate in all other lectures and conferences in the Department of Ophthalmology throughout the year. The department has six journal clubs per year.