About the Program

The Vitreoretinal fellowship at the Ohio State University accepts one applicant each year and offers training in medical and surgical retinal diseases. The duration of the fellowship is two years and the fellow works closely with our 6 retina specialists at Ohio State. The fellow occasionally works with community faculty in the medical and surgical management of vitreoretinal diseases. In addition, there is exposure to uveitis as well as pediatric retina with faculty at Children's Hospital.

The fellows can expect to perform at least 400-500 primary vitreoretinal procedures in the OR as primary surgeon which include vitrectomies, scleral buckles, enucleations, brachytherapy and tumor biopsies. The fellows will also observe and perform a variety of clinic procedures including pneumatic retinopexy, intravitreal injections, lasers (which include pattern laser and micropulse technology) and photodynamic therapy.  

The fellow will act as an attending for resident retina surgeries and clinics at both the Eye and Ear Institute and the Columbus VA. For the duration of their fellowship, the fellow will be expected to divide primary call (among other retina fellows) for the retina division with time off approved by the fellowship director. The fellow will have twenty-two days of leave, which is inclusive of vacation, interviews and CME conferences. The fellow is encouraged to present papers at national meetings and will be given travel support to present at approved meetings.

In order to be eligible for our surgical retina fellowship program, all applicants must be US citizens, graduates of an ACGME-accredited residency program and must be eligible to obtain a full medical license in the State of Ohio.
Please contact Meredith.Hess@osumc.edu with questions. 








Program Director
Fatoumata Yanoga, MD