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Corneal

The Corneal unit has two fellowship positions, one beginning in February and one in August each year.

The fellowship has strong clinical and research components and provides an opportunity for comprehensive training in the fields of cornea, eye banking and refractive surgery. Fellows will have substantial exposure to the diagnosis and medical management of corneal infections and ocular surface diseases, corneal transplantation surgery and excimer laser refractive surgery.

There are three consulting clinics each week with six attending staff. In addition, there are weekly pterygium and contact lens clinics and monthly combined corneal ocular immunology and plastics clinic for cases requiring joint care of corneal and oculoplastic specialists. Weekly theatre lists also include excimer laser surgery.

The fellows are expected to actively undertake research and publish during their fellowship and be involved in education and supervision of junior trainee registrars. In addition, fellows also participate in the Emergency Department and on call rosters.