Ophthalmology / strabismus fellows participate daily in inpatient and outpatient care, as well as surgical rounds with attending staff and residents. The majority of teaching takes place during patient care and is supplemented by regularly scheduled didactic lectures. Fellows take call nightly and are directly supervised by attending staff.

The pediatric ophthalmology fellows organize and participate in several conferences and meetings throughout the year:

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology Didactic Lecture Series – Fellows attend the weekly lecture series presented by a faculty member and give two Monday morning lectures to ophthalmology residents.
  • University of Cincinnati Ophthalmology Grand Rounds – Fellows organize and participate in two principal Pediatric Ophthalmology Grand Rounds.
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology Journal Club – Fellows are responsible for organizing six journal clubs.
  • American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus – Fellows are each expected to submit an abstract, and the division will support their attendance at the conference.

We encourage fellows to participate in clinical research, and our faculty makes resources available for projects and presentation of research at national meetings.

Fellows have the opportunity to participate in existing research in focus areas including:

  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Shaken baby syndrome
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Capillary hemangioma
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Fellows also have the opportunity to take part in investigative research and collaborate with the Pediatric Eye Disorder Investigator Group.

Our program reserves dedicated research time for fellows to pursue their interests. Fellows are also encouraged to apply for the American Association of Ophthalmology and American Association of Ophthalmology and Strabismus Ambassador Program to attend a mid-year research forum.

Taking evening call is optional for the pediatric ophthalmology fellow. Approximately 1 in 3 weekends, the fellow will assist in seeing those patients who need weekend follow-up. This is typically a small number of patients.
All ophthalmology / strabismus fellows are reviewed via written evaluation during fellowship training. Evaluations will be completed by the education director and faculty at Cincinnati Children’s.