Fellowship in Cornea, Anterior Segment and External Ocular Diseases

The cornea fellowship at the University of Louisville is a one year clinical and research program for physicians who have completed their ophthalmology residency in the US, Canada or are international candidates who have completed Steps 1, 2 and 3 of USMLE , are holding ECFMG certification and are eligible for a J1 visa.

A Comprehensive Education

Fellows will see a diverse group of patients with different cornea, anterior segment and external ocular disorders.The ultimate goal of the fellowship is to train cornea specialists who will be able to provide an updated evaluation, diagnosis and treatment (both medical and surgical) of corneal, anterior segment and external ocular disorders.

Successful candidates are expected to become skillful in  laser treatment of anterior segment, as well as corneal surgeries including penetrating keratoplasty (PKP), DSAEK and keratoprosthesis.

Diagnostic studies performed include corneal topography, corneal optical coherence tomography, and Scheimpflug imaging.

Opportunities for corneal research in both the clinical and basic sciences are available.  Faculty with an expertise in basic science corneal research exist in the Departments of Ophthalmology (Dr. Quitang Li) and Pharmacology (Dr. Brian Ceresa).

Primary clinical contact is in the Kentucky Lions Eye Center (KLEC) in both our Primary Care Clinic (PCC) and private clinics. In addition the fellow will participate in didactic sessions throughout the week including journal clubs and Grand Rounds. Fellow will be expected to give a monthly lecture to our  residents.

Attending Faculty

Fellows will work closely with our cornea faculty and under their supervision.  The members of our Cornea and External Disease Service are:

Application & Questions

For more information on the fellowship or the University of Louisville Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, please contact our Fellowship Coordinator Erin Moody at 502-852-0710 or email: erin.moody@louisville.edu