Cornea & Refractive Surgery Long Term Fellowship at C. L. Gupta Eye Institute, Moradabad.

Medical Education Department of C L Gupta Eye Institute is an integrated department catering the educational needs of the institution and taking care of the training of long term and short term fellows, optometrists and nursing. It aims to provide its services in a manner that the institute’s vision and mission can be taken care of. With a faculty eager to teach and to transfer skills the trainees have an edge.

This institute has provided training to 32 ophthalmology fellows (national and international) including 6 long term fellows in the fields of cataract, cornea and refractive surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, glaucoma, pediatric ophthalmology, medical and surgical retina. The Institute, also has trained over 500 students from India and abroad in various training programs for eye care personnel at different levels.

corneal and refractive surgery fellowship

The objective of this program is to train ophthalmologists in the diagnosis and management of corneal diseases and cataract through

  • Clinical evaluation
  • Use of different investigative procedures
  • Medical treatment
  • Surgical intervention
  • Research

The following are the areas and techniques where the training is imparted

Duration of Course : 2 Years

Clinical Diagnostics:

Slit Lamp, Keratometry, Biomicrocsopy, Pachymetry, Specular Microscopy, A- B Scan, Tear Film function tests.

Laboratory Diagnosis:

Microbiology: Smear preparation, culture methodology and interpretation of various corneal infections including bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic.

Pathology: Preparation and interpretation of specimens from various corneal pathologies including scars, edema, dystrophies, infections and degenerations

Immunology: Understanding various techniques, immunohistocytochemistry, serology, etc.

Medical Treatment:

As a part of fellowship fellows are also taught about the management of following.

  • Corneal infections
  • Corneal immunological disorders
  • Dry eye and ocular surface disorders
  • Degenerations and dystrophies
  • Complications of keratoplasty
  • Complications of cataract surgery

Microsurgical Techniques:

  • Keratoplasty
  • Small Incision Cataract Surgery
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Surgery for congenital cataract
  • Ocular surface reconstruction (limbal grafts, amniotic membrane grafts)
  • Pterygium surgery
  • Tissue adhesive application
  • Patch grafts
  • Superficial Keratectomy
  • Trauma surgery
  • The Cataract surgery training will be imparted for a specific period in the training OR and the other surgeries are taught during the posting with faculty

Training In The Use Of Laser Equipment:

Nd: YAG capsulotomy

Nd: YAG membranotomy

Excimer laser PTK

Laser Refractive Surgery (LASIK)*

Photorefractive Kertectomy (PRK)*

Eye Banking And Tissue Evaluation:

Tissue retrieval

Tissue storage

Tissue evaluation

Training In Contact Lens:

  • Contact lens fitting
  • Management of contact lens related complications


All the long term fellows will be paid a stipend of INR 30,000/- for the first 18 months and INR 40,000/- for the last six months.


MS/MD/DNB in Ophthalmology


Batch starts in January and July every year (No of candidates intake will depend on the slot availability)

How to apply ?

Interested candidates may apply with upload resume:

Dr. Pradeep Agarwal (Director, C L Gupta Eye Institute)

Address: Ram Ganga Vihar, Phase-II, Moradabad -244001, Uttar Pradesh



Why Now ? 

Limited seats are offered at come first have first basis. So call now.

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