The University of Michigan offers up to two 1-year Clinical Glaucoma Fellowship positions. In addition, for individuals who are seriously committed to research, we offer a NEI K12 Vision Clinician-Scientist Development Program. Our faculty excels in many vision-science areas that include retinal stem cells and regeneration, retina and glaucoma genetics, ocular cell biology, diabetic retinopathy, epidemiology and biostatistics, health services research, and thyroid eye disease. This K12 Program will allow premier scholars to create tailored research career development plans that connect their basic and clinical research interests with medical or surgical specialties.
The Michigan Glaucoma staff is comprised of twelve faculty. For the clinical fellowship, our goal is to provide education on the diagnosis and management of both pediatric and adult forms of glaucoma. The fellow will learn to interpret a variety of clinical tests, including visual fields, ocular coherence tomography, and ultrasound biomicroscopy. The surgical experience includes angle surgery in both adult and pediatric patients, simple and complex cataracts, cyclodialysis cleft closure, glaucoma drainage implants, drainage implant revisions, trabeculectomy, trabeculectomy revisions, trauma, both transcleral and endoscopic cyclodestruction, endoscopic-guided IOL exchanges and other surgeries, select minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries, and lasers. The clinical experience is primarily with the glaucoma staff, but also includes a weekly Glaucoma Fellow’s clinic, opportunities to contribute to resident teaching, rotation on the Glaucoma Call schedule, and department rotation coverage on the Trauma Call schedule. We have excellent facilities and equipment for clinical care, diagnostics and research. Didactics include weekly Grand Rounds, monthly journal club and monthly meeting with the fellowship director. Fellows are required to present a research project at the end of the year.
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 Glaucoma 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