What will you learn?

  • The fellow will learn to utilize proper testing and assessment to diagnose the diseases, and surgical approaches.
  • The fellow will be familiarized and competent in employing a range of therapeutic options, medical and surgical agents.
  • The fellow will be expected to be significantly involved in research activities and clinical trials as well as scholarly activities such as scientific presentations and manuscript publications.
  • The programme also expects a fellow to participate actively in imaging research at Aravind to gain knowledge in the proper use of ophthalmic diagnostic devices, which forms the cardinal axis of clinical and experimental ophthalmology.
Target Group

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to work as part of a team

Open to work for long hours

Course Location
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
1 per year
Course In-Charge

Dr. S.R. Rathinam, DO, DNB, Ph.D

Contact Details
1, Anna Nagar, Madurai – 625 020, Tamil Nadu
+(91) 452-4356-100
+(91) 452-2530-984
Batch Number 1
No of Seats
1 per year
Course In-Charge

Dr. V.K. Anuradha, MD, FRCS

Contact Details
Avinashi Road, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
+(91) 422-4360-400
+(91) 422-2593-030
Eligibility Criteria
  • Qualified Postgraduates (MS/MD/DNB), below the age of 35
  • Fellowship programme in Uveitis provides advanced training in the diagnosis and management of infectious and non-infectious uveitis as well as other ocular inflammatory diseases through clinical evaluation and research, the use of various investigative procedures, medical treatment and surgical intervention.
  • The fellowship will equip the fellows to regularly perform evaluations, including history and examination of patients with uveitis and other ocular inflammatory disorders. They will become proficient in the use of a comprehensive history required for the management of patients with ocular inflammatory disorders. The training will make them proficient in the examination of the eye and adnexa in patients with inflammatory and infectious disorders.
  • Fellows will be trained to understand the indications for and the evaluation of results of diagnostic techniques in uveitis and other ocular inflammatory disorders. They wil learn the indications for and to interpret the results of fluorescein angiography, ultrasonography, optical coherence tomography (OCT), perimetry, electro-diagnostic studies, and radiologic studies. They will also bo trained to understand the use of the laboratory and radiologic studies for diagnostic testing in order to determine whether associated systemic infections or autoimmune disorders are present.
  • Fellows will learn about the indications for, use of, and limitations of pharmacological, and surgical therapies that may be recommended for patients with ocular inflammatory disorders. These therapies include the use of topical and regional corticosteroids (e.g. periocular and intraocular injections), oral corticosteroids, immunosuppressive drugs, and oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. They will be trained to learn the indications for and the perioperative (i.e. pre- and post-operative) management of patients with ocular inflammation who undergo cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, and diagnostic and therapeutic vitreoretinal procedures, even if they do not perform the surgical procedures themselves.