Medical retina and Uvea combined fellowship at Sankara Nethralaya

Advanced Cataract Fellowship Programme at shankar

We provide SICS Training at Aravind Eye Hospital, Anna Nagar to the young ophthalmologist .

Our Mission 

We pledge to meet the patients’ requirements by offering expert ophthalmic care with compassion through a dedicated and committed team of well qualified and trained professionals.

Our Organisation and our brand

Acquisition and dissemination of knowledge has been one of the founding principles of Sankara Nethralaya. We have always strived to share the rich knowledge and experience acquired at our Research labs and Wards through our various teaching and training centers, namely the Vidyasagar Institute of bio-medical sciences, C U Shah Ophthalmic Postgraduate Training Center, Elite School of Optometry and the Sankara Nethralaya Academy. Our courses contain highly researched study modules imparted by dedicated teaching personnel at well equipped and ambient class rooms

Our  Training course

The goal of our fellowship program is to provide wide and extensive clinical experience in Medical retina and Uvea combined fellowship. We also hope to provide a stimulus for Research and academic activities related to Medical retina and Uvea combined fellowship.


  • Mastering the skills of using slit lamp biomicroscopy which includes use of contact and noncontact fundus lenses.
  • Mastering the skills of using indirect ophthalmoscopy
  • Diagnosis of various medical and surgical retina conditions under supervision of retina specialist.
  • Diagnosis of uveitis and uvea emergencies under supervision of uvea specialist.
  • Interpretation of fundus fluorescein angiography(FFA), Indocyanine green angiography(ICG), Optical coherence tomography (OCT), OCTA, ultrasonography(USG) and electrodiagnostic modalities.
  • Hands on experience in performing FFA, ICG,OCT, USG and electrodiagnostic modalities.
  • Visiting NICU with retina specialist to screen babies for retinopathy of prematurity.
  • Hands on experience in performing laser photocoagulation for various posterior segment diseases.
  • Hands on experience in delivering intravitreal injections for various posterior segment pathologies.
  • One month of hands on surgical posting for cataract surgery during the first year.
  • Familiarize with the art of prescribing low visual aids.
  • Taking part in research and presentation in conferences
  • Familiarize with genetic screening and counseling
  • 6 months of senior residency with independent OPD posting, Uvea emergencies, laser and ultrasound postings including one month of cataract surgery training exclusively.

Our expertise

“Shri Bhagwan Mahavir vitreoretinal services” is one of the largest, busiest and best-equipped retina units in South East Asia . It is known in India and neighbouring countries for its world class and state of the art eye care for patients with complicated vitreo-retinal problems. The vitreoretinal department is currently functioning in Chennai and Kolkatta with a task force constituting of 27 consultants headed by Dr. Pramod Bhende. On an average 31,000 patient’s with various vitreoretinal disorder’s are seen in the out patient services every year and around 12,000 vitreoretinal procedures are being performed every year (SN Chennai data)

How to apply for the training course

Send us your bio-data in full to the Academic Officer, Medical Research Foundation, 18 College Road, Chennai 600 006.

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