Cornea fellowship training and refractive surgery: standard requirements
Current Opinion in Ophthalmology, 06/15/2012
Kuryan J – The establishment of guidelines in various ophthalmology fellowships has been generally accepted as a method to ensure a more uniform and comprehensive training experience. Additionally, the presence of fellows at an academic institution often enhances the education of residents. Fellows also contribute to the field with their participation in basic science and clinical research. Under proper guidance and supervision, cornea fellows can achieve surgical outcomes that are comparable to experienced surgeons. The additional training offered in fellowship helps develop a subset of physicians with advanced clinical and surgical skills.