Fall 2017 Newsletter

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Fall 2017 Newsletter
7th Residency Announcement

Exciting Residency Announcement!

ACGME approves seventh resident complement; first increase in over 30 years!

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds and Case Studies

Check out our weekly presentations



USC Ophthalmology Researchers Find More
Effective Treatments For Blinding Eye Diseases


Cornea, External Disease & Refractive Surgery Fellowship

Dr Jesse-Berry-Operating-Room-USC-Eye-InstituteCornea, External Disease & Refractive Surgery Fellowship at the USC Roski Eye Institute provides an in-depth education on the pathophysiology of corneal diseases and their management. Training is provided at three hospitals: USC Roski Eye Institute at Keck Medical Center of USC, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA), and LAC + USC Medical Center.

The fellowship program includes a rigorous one-year study of all aspects of cornea, external disease and refractive surgery. Diagnosis and medical/surgical management of diseases of the lids, conjunctiva, cornea, sclera, and anterior segment, as well as recognition and treatment of posterior segment disease that may affect the anterior segment, are taught in USC Roski Eye Institute clinics and operating rooms.

Fellows are actively involved in surgery of the conjunctiva, cornea, sclera, and anterior segment with special emphasis on corneal transplantation, including penetrating and lamellar keratoplasties. Approximately 25 percent of the fellows’ time is devoted to clinical activities at the Cornea, External Disease & Refractive Clinic at the LAC+USC Medical Center. Under staff supervision, fellows are responsible for patient care in the weekly clinic. They serve as primary consultants and surgeons on cornea transplants referred by the Ophthalmology Resident Service.

The Fellowship Program is AUPO FCC compliant and is associated with the USC ACGME-accredited Residency Program in Ophthalmology. There is significant interaction between fellows and residents both in the clinics and the operating rooms. The program offers one fellowship position. The position is filled through SF Match.

Cornea, External Disease & Refractive Surgery Fellowship Application Deadline: TBD; Interview Date: TBD

The pathology and patient care at LA County and the dedication and enthusiasm of USC Roski Eye Institute faculty constitutes a truly unique and formative experience.

-Ben Y. Xu, MD, PhD

Fellowship Director

J. Martin Heur, MD, PhD

Fellowship Co-Director

Annie Nguyen, MD

Additional Supervision:
Gloria Chiu, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Charles Flowers, Jr., MD
Kristina Voss, MD

Ekjyot Gill, MD

For more information please contact Marithel Tesoro or call (323)442-6425.

Learn More About:

Glaucoma Fellowship
Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship
Oculoplastic Fellowship
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship
Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Announcement

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