Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Fellowship In Pediatric Ophthalmology And Strabismus

The Al Shifa Eye Trust Eye Hospital Rawalpindi is a tertiary referral centerwhere clinical fellows enjoy the beautiful world of Pediatric Ophthalmology. The pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus division is well equipped and a state-of-the-art treatment facility.  We are privileged to have our pediatric and adult facilities combined in a unified, modern, and child-friendly center, providing excellent exposure to a wide variety of pediatric eye diseases as well as to strabismus in adults. More than 20000 thousand patients are examined annually and approximately 2000 surgeries are performed each year.

The Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital Rawalpindi has been accredited by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan for the fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. We have trained many specialists in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. They came from different regions to start a new career. All of them are working as independent Pediatric Ophthalmologists. The fellowship program starts in January and July each year. We invite promising applicants for an interview for further consideration. For the induction in our fellowship program please Click here

The fellow plays an active role in both the clinical and surgical aspects of the program. One-on-one contact with faculty, learning, operating, and teaching in the field of pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus takes place during the training period. The division has eight full-time faculty members, two well-trained orthoptists and two qualified pediatric refractionists. Our fellows can take advantage of continued exposure to country renowned ophthalmologists in all ophthalmic subspecialties via daily morning lectures, monthly Grand Roundsand clinicalrotations.

This fellowship is aimed at providing an in depth, diverse and enriching experience focused on pediatric eye disease. Our Fellowship  offers a comprehensive experience in pediatric eye diseases The Fellows attend four clinics and two operating days each week. The Fellow will gain excellent experience in pediatric cataract surgery, pediatric glaucoma surgery, nasolacrimal disorders, retinoblastoma and ROP screening and treatment.

Exposure to adult strabismus cases allows the Fellow to become comfortable and familiar with surgical techniques needed for adjustable sutures, re-operations, as well as crucial diagnostic techniques. More subtle problems that are not always easily appreciated in children, such as those of torsional and vertical strabismus, are magnified in adults, and mastery of management techniques in such situations allows for optimal treatment to be applied to all age groups.

The fellow works with pediatric ophthalmology faculty in the evaluation and treatment of all patients. He or she will participate in clinical diagnosis, planning of treatment, and office procedures. The fellow is responsible for pre-operative evaluations and post-operative orders of all patients when he or she is the assistant or primary surgeon. In addition, the fellow takes responsibility for teaching residents. Pediatric ophthalmology lectures, Grand Rounds, research and Journal club meetings are held regularly in our department.

Excellent research facilities and library with latest collections are also available at our Center. Two research projects are required of the fellow each year.  The fellow completes these research projects in order to present them at local or national meetings. 

By the completion of the fellowship, we hope to have trained a confident and compassionate clinician that can become a leader in the field of pediatric ophthalmology.   

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