Advanced Ophthalmology subspecialty fellowship training is available in the following sections:

Glaucoma

The glaucoma fellowship is a one year clinical position in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. The fellow works closely with six faculty members on the glaucoma service at the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital. The program is AUPO FCC compliant.

The fellowship program emphasizes the development of expertise in all phases of the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. The fellow provides supervisory and teaching support for the residency program, both in the operating room and in outpatient glaucoma clinics at Cooper Green Hospital, Lions Clinic and the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital. Increasing responsibility for glaucoma surgery—including filters, shunts and cataracts—is provided throughout the year.

Prior fellows perform several hundred surgical procedures as primary surgeon including exposure to pediatric glaucoma procedures (goniotomy, 360° trabeculotomy) and all surgical procedures for glaucoma.

Retina

This fellowship consists of training in the surgical and medical management of diseases of the retina and vitreous. The training is provided by the Director of Vitreoretinal Diseases in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama.

The program provides an intensive, broadly based clinical experience in retinal and vitreous disease, with the goal of training the physician to pursue a career in a clinical or academic environment.

Training is provided in all major diagnostic and therapeutic techniques in retinal and vitreous disease. Particular emphasis is placed on indirect ophthalmoscopy, fundus biomicroscopy, fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography, ocular coherence tomography and ultrasonography.

Extensive experience is provided at the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Birmingham, and Cooper Green Hospital. Increasing responsibility for scleral buckling and vitrectomy surgery is provided throughout both years.

The fellow also acts as an attending physician, providing supervisory and teaching support for the residency program, both in the operating room and in resident outpatient clinics devoted to treating a wide range of retinal and vitreous diseases.


Application Information

The deadline for applications is September 1st of the year prior to the July 1st starting date for a fellowship. The fellow will receive a faculty appointment at the rank of Clinical Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. All applications for the UAB Glaucoma Fellowship can be submitted using the C.A.S. Application Form. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact our departmental Personnel Generalist:

Carlon Harris, MPA
Email: caharris@uabmc.edu
Phone: (205)325-8528