The Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine is a one-year program that provides post-residency training for a comprehensive practice in pediatric ophthalmology. Fellows attend didactic sessions, participate in research work and gain experience in a general clinical setting to expand expertise in retinopathy of prematurity and surgery. Under the direction of David Plager, MD, IU School of Medicine accepts two pediatric and adult strabismus fellows each year.
Fellows spend approximately half their time in outpatient clinic at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health with one dedicated fellow clinic per week. This clinic treats both common and rare diseases in patients from across the state of Indiana and its surrounding areas. Conditions treated include adult and pediatric strabismus, amblyopia, nasolacrimal duct obstruction, pediatric cataracts and glaucoma, optic nerve disorders, retinal dystrophies, retinoblastoma and numerous ocular manifestations from systemic diseases.
In addition, fellows spend one half day per week staffing a resident clinic at Eskenazi Health, which includes opportunities to generate surgical cases. These cases are performed with residents rotating at Eskenazi Health; fellows serve as primary attending staff.