The ophthalmic plastic and orbital surgery fellowship at Yale is a two-year program devoted to clinical training in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of the full spectrum of eyelid, orbital and lacrimal disorders. Clinical and surgical care occur at the state-of-the-art facilities at Yale Eye Center, Yale New-Haven Hospital and the West Haven Veterans Administration Medical Center.
The fellow will work closely with the full-time oculoplastic faculty in the medical and surgical management of:
- Eyelid malpositions - ectropion, entropion, ptosis, dermatochalasis, trichiasis
- Eyelid tumors - identification, removal, reconstruction
- Lacrimal - epiphora, oncology
- Orbital - tumor evaluation, anterior and posterior orbitotomy, decompression, fractures, enucleation, evisceration
- Cosmetic - chemodenervation, fillers, lower blepharoplasty, laser blepharoplasty, brow lifts, mid-face lifts, skin care
Approximately two full days each week will be spent in the operating room, one and a half-days in consultative and post-operative care and one-half day performing minor procedures. There will be additional opportunity to work with volunteer community oculoplastic attendings as well as combined operative cases with other surgical services.
A clinical research project is required each year of the fellowship with the goal of publication in a peer reviewed journal or a national meeting. Basic science research is NOT required.