The OHSU/Casey Eye Institute Cornea Fellowship is a one-year Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery training program. The faculty involved include Dr. Rick W. Fraunfelder, whose interests lie in external disease, ocular drug effects and malignancies of the anterior segment; Dr. William Mathers, whose research efforts concentrate on tear film abnormalities and corneal infections, including acanthamoeba; and Dr. Winston Chamberlain, whose interests include corneal transplantation, limbal stem cell transplantation and autologous serum therapy.
Because of the faculty’s wide range of interests, the Casey fellowship offers a unique spectrum of educational opportunities. The Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery Service is well equipped for the diagnosis and treatment of all anterior segment disorders. Outstanding diagnostic ultrasound and photographic services are adjacent to the Cornea Clinic. In addition, we have an Ocular Response Analyzer, two corneal topography systems, a Visante OCT, a confocal microscope and an Alcon Wavefront analyzer in our clinic. The faculty are involved in clinical trials and NIH research grants.
We use an Allegretto Wavelight Laser excimer laser. The LASIK flap is created with a femtosecond Intralase laser. Our busy refractive surgical practice offers experience in LASIK, PRK, incisional keratotomy and wedge resection. The Corneal Fellow will perform these operations as part of his/her clinical experience at the Casey Eye Institute.
We believe that the candidate who successfully completes this fellowship will be proficient in penetrating and lamellar keratoplasty, Intralase Enabled Keratoplasty, Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty, and anterior segment reconstruction. The graduating Fellow will be competent in the diagnosis and treatment of external diseases of the eye, including extraocular malignancies. The candidate will learn about the principles of refractive surgery and become competent in its various surgical applications.
The Casey Eye Institute participates in the matching program sponsored by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO). You may contact them regarding match information at 415 447-0350 or www.SFMATCH.org
Our next opening is in July 2014 and we will interview candidates in the fall of 2013. Application deadline is August 31, 2013.
Please complete the CAS application process through SFMatch.
Please send any additional information to:
Casey Eye Institute
Portland, OR 97239-4197
Jill Morris, Administrative Coordinator
Cornea and Refractive Surgery Services
Casey Vision Correction Center