Ophthalmologists from around the world seek post-residency training at the LSU Eye Center to gain further education and experience ophthalmic subspecialties including glaucoma, corneal disease and refractive surgery, and retina and vitreous diseases. Fellows refine the skills they will need to be practicing clinicians or to go into academic medicine. They work closely with faculty physicians to care for patients, participate in both laboratory science and clinical research, and assist in training ophthalmology residents in eight different medical settings.

Fellowship training enables qualified doctors to have specialized training in specific areas of ophthalmology. Clinical fellowship training combines outpatient, inpatient, and surgical experience in an ophthalmic subspecialty. The fellows assume increasing responsibility for patient care, under the supervision of faculty members responsible for the program. In addition to receiving instruction from faculty, the fellows are involved in medical student and resident training. Research is an important component of subspecialty training and a major prerequisite for assimilating future developments in ophthalmology. Fellows undertake independent investigations or participate in one of the ongoing research projects in a laboratory or clinical field related to their specialty.

The Department of Ophthalmology faculty consists of more than 25 full-time members. There is also a large associate staff of part-time attending ophthalmologists, and a supporting staff of technical personnel in eight affiliated medical institutions, research, and teaching facilities. Our faculty also interact collaboratively with faculty from other departments and institutions.

For more information, please check the links at the left, visit the SF Match website, or contact our Education Coordinator, Josh Butrick by email or phone (504) 568-2242.