The Cornea Service at the University of Michigan is a consulting service in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery and is comprised of eight clinically active faculty members. We offer two one-year fellowship positions per year. Approximately 450+ keratoplasties (penetrating, lamellar, and endothelial), 20 keratoprostheses, 300 refractive surgeries, and >2200 cataract surgeries are performed annually with our service. Each fellow is granted 20% protected research time to pursue the wealth of research opportunities at Kellogg. The Cornea Service funds travel to one national meeting for each fellow.
The Cornea Service offers experience with a wide variety of technology available to corneal and refractive surgeons including an excimer and Intralase laser (developed at our institution), confocal microscope, PROSE/scleral lenses, and crosslinking technology.
It is anticipated that each fellow will assist on numerous cases. As primary surgeon, each fellow will perform over:
150 grafts (45 Penetrating, 5+ DALK, 30 DSAEK, and 85 DMEK)
250+ cataract surgeries
20+ Complex anterior segment and secondary lens procedures
35+ ocular surface, limbal stem cell or amniotic membrane procedures
25+ refractive surgeries
Extensive experience will also be gained in the medical management of a wide variety of anterior segment tumors, autoimmune disorders, severe ocular surface diseases and infections.
The service is pleased to offer the Eversight-Michigan Research fellowship as a supplement to one of the two clinical fellowship positions. The funding will support one fellow with supplemental salary, $10,000 research funding, and protected research time (existing research time exists for both fellows). The Eversight-Michigan supplemental fellowship support requires an application (pdf) - download to your desktop. View a full description of the fellowship (pdf).
Clinical Training Site
University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
For a look inside the Kellogg Eye Center, visit the Why Train at the Kellogg Eye Center page.
How to apply
To apply for the University of Michigan's Cornea and External Disease Fellowship, please submit your application to the Ophthalmology Fellowship Match. We are not able to accept applications directly.
Ophthalmology Fellowship Match
P.O. Box 7584
San Francisco, CA 94120-7584