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Comprehensive Retina and Vitreous Fellowship Training Program

The University Hospitals Ophthalmology Retina Vitreoretinal Fellowship is a two-year clinical fellowship that provides world class training in surgery, medical diagnosis, and decision making in retinal conditions, including tumors. Training will also be provided for systemic immunomodulation and ocular immunology techniques and diagnosis that will generate a well-endowed body of skills and knowledge which will translate into capability confidence and expertise. The graduate will be expected to be a future leader in ophthalmology, and leadership guidance will be emphasized.

This is an intensive two-year comprehensive training program which aims to provide the highest possible level of clinical education concerning the diagnosis and management of surgical and medical diseases involving the retina and vitreous. Relatively newly re-organized, the two-year retina fellowship provides ample opportunity and time for clinical training as well as clinical and basic science research.

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Why Choose Our Program


UH retina has three ambulatory surgical sites and one main operating hospital. UH is equipped for surgical retinal trials and replete with equipment for surgery.

The Retina Fellowship will also include an appointment through the Department of Veterans Affairs to staff the surgical and medical retinal services at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.

REDIARC Reading Center

UH has the REDIARC Reading Center which is one of the biggest of its kind in the world. Almost every drug used in retina today has been associated at some level with REDIARC. The fellows will have a chance to be involved in the reading centers and learn how clinical trials are designed and executed.

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