Long Term Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology

The program is targeted towards ophthalmologists who have completed their basic training, or are practicing, and need to upgrade their skills in all specialties. The course provides them with up-to-date skills to ensure that diagnosis, treatment and surgery are accurate and timely.

The three-year fellowship program in comprehensive ophthalmology comprises technical instruction in modern methods of eye care, extensive work experience and complete patient care. It prepares candidates for a professional career in comprehensive ophthalmology with the ability to manage an eye care centre independently.

The program aims to train ophthalmologists in the diagnosis and management of common diseases of the eye in the areas of clinical evaluation, use of various investigative procedures, medical treatment, surgical intervention and research. The clinical training involves fellows working in rotation through different subspecialties in the outpatient department. They will also be encouraged to evaluate patients' problems in detail, using logic and clinical data to arrive at an accurate diagnosis.

The new Comprehensive Ophthalmology fellowship program is a three-year course offered at Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar and Visakhapatnam, designed to train the budding ophthalmologist to become self-reliant and confident

Course Objectives

At the end of the training program the trainee will:

  • Be capable of managing a secondary center independently,
  • Be proficient in various cataract surgery techniques, and
  • Have already spent 13-15 months in the subspecialty area of his/her choice.

Course design

Year 1: Clinical rotation: During this period the fellows would be rotated in various subspecialties at the Institute to gain exposure in all the fields of ophthalmology. At the same time they will also be trained extensively in all the cataract surgery techniques.

Year 2: Posting at a secondary center: This is the time that fellows will learn to manage clinics and operate independently and also gain expertise in managing a secondary level center. Fellows will also apply the learning’s here.

Year 3: Subspecialty: This period has been allotted for the subspecialty training . This elective is confirmed on the basis of performance of 2 years in comprehensive ophthalmology and sub-specialty interview.


DO/DOMS/MS/MD/DNB in Ophthalmology.

Mode of selection

Written test and interview


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

Process of applying

Please send the following documents to apply.

  • Filled in application form
  • A letter of Interest
  • Copies of certificates

For further details contact/Send the applications to
Mark Nathaniel Thadikonda and Vijayamma
Nannepaga Centre for Eye Care Education,
L V Prasad Eye Institute,
L V Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad - 500 034
Telephone: +91-40-3061 2567/2568

Fax: +91-40-2354 8271
Email: education@lvpei.org


Comprehensive Ophthalmology Fellowship makes you a ' Complete Ophthalmologist with special focus to one particular specialty '. Administrative skills are additional bonus !

Dr.Ramesh K,
Comprehensive Fellow, 2002
Consultant – Pediatric Ophthalmology
L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad

The Comprehensivefellowship is a complete package of something about everything and everything about something (which you do not find in other specialty). Compared to other specialty it prepares you face the real world in a better way.

Dr.Rohit Khanna
Head, International Centre for Advancement of Rural Eye care