Glaucoma fellowship

OHSU Casey Eye Institute and Devers Eye Institute of Legacy Health offer a combined AUPO-certified clinical glaucoma fellowship program. Two clinical fellows per year will gain expertise in the diagnosis and management (medical, laser, and surgical) of routine and complex glaucoma cases. The mission of the glaucoma fellowship is to train well-rounded, ethical glaucoma specialists with the ability to pursue careers in either academic medicine or private practice. 

Program Details 

Clinical training 

Fellows work closely with nine different glaucoma faculty at the two institutions: 

Casey Eye Institute

Devers Eye Institute

Fellows actively participate in the busy clinics of the faculty under direct supervision. In addition, fellows each have a half-day Fellows Clinic with their own glaucoma patients at Devers. 

Surgical participation is broad, encompassing traditional glaucoma surgeries (trabeculectomy and tube-shunt procedures); emerging techniques (trabectome, iStent, canaloplasty); and routine and complex cataract surgeries. Fellows will also have exposure to clinical and surgical management of pediatric glaucomas. Glaucoma faculty directly staffs all glaucoma surgeries. 

Call responsibilities are shared with the faculty and are approximately one week a month. 

Educational Opportunities 

The glaucoma fellowship requires attendance at several educational conferences. Devers Eye Institute hosts ‘Thorny Issues’ and Casey Eye Institute hosts the Oregon Ophthalmologic Alumni Association conference. A monthly glaucoma resident conference occurs at Casey. Grand Rounds occurs at both institutions once a month. In addition, fellows lead bi-monthly, informal glaucoma rounds to discuss interesting topics, patient management conundrums, and journal articles (libations and food are included). Fellows are encouraged to attend other regional and national meetings such as the Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology meeting, American Glaucoma Society meeting, and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting. 

Research Opportunities

Glaucoma fellows participate in clinical and/or basic research through the Discoveries in Sight Program at the Legacy Research Institute and/or through OHSU. Two half days per week of dedicated research time are provided. The goal of this research is a presentation at a national conference and a publication in a peer-reviewed journal. 

Application Process

If interested, please apply using the standard web site, International applicants will also be considered. Interviews are held on two Fridays during October. We welcome the opportunity to have you as a colleague!