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Cornea Fellowship

Cornea Fellowship


Professors

Duration

Curriculum & Activities

  • Train for and gain responsibilities in: 
    • Fundación CODET (CODET’s Foundation clinic, non-profit patient care)
    • CODET Vision Institute
    • Assigned Surgeries
  • Obtain first responder experience with medical phone calls and private emergency management
  • Education in the detection and management of all cornea pathologies
  • Training in the performance and interpretation of all diagnostic studies of the cornea
  • Attendance and active participation in multidisciplinary activities
  • Preparation, attendance, and active participation in the academic sessions of the Cornea Department and other services of the institution
  • Attendance and active participation in the Virtual General Monthly Academic Sessions with invited professors from all over the world
  • Preparation and presentation of academic cases
  • Possibility of authoring/co-authoring academic publications
  • Participation in research protocols
  • Active participation in public and private detection campaigns at CODET´s private practice, at Fundación CODET, and at our mobile unit
  • Study and follow the standard operating procedures of CODET Vision Institute

Procedures

  • Penetrating and lamellar cornea transplant (DMEK, DSAEK, DALK) done manually and assisted by femtosecond laser
  • Management of corneal trauma
  • Ocular surface reconstruction
  • Amniotic membrane usage
  • Advanced Refractive Surgery (ICL Phakic Lenses, LASIK, PRK, TransPRK, Retouching, PTK, Lenticule extraction CLEAR / SMILE, Crosslinking, Crosslinking + PRK, Topography-guided treatments)
  • Cornea pathology management
  • Dry eye management (Participate in a dry eye clinic with advanced diagnosis and treatment)
  • Management of the ocular surface neoplasia

Diagnostic and Surgical Technology

We have state-of-the-art technology to complement your learning experience, tailored to your fellowship:

  • Topographers: Orbscan, Pentacam-Corvis, Galilei, Anterion (SS-OCT), Topolyzer
  • IOL Calculation: IOL Master, Anterion, Ultrasound
  • Optovue anterior segment OCT 
  • Specular microscopy
  • OPD Scan Aberrometer
  • Centurion (phacoemulsification)
  • Femtosecond Laser Ziemer LDV Z8 for cataract surgery, LASIK, Cornea transplant, relaxing incisions, Lenticule extraction CLEAR, intrastromal corneal ring, etc.
  • Laser excimer Alcon EX500: LASIK, PRK, TransPRK, topography-guided treatment
  • Avedro for crosslinking
  • Mibo Thermoflo and autologous plasma for dry eye treatment
  • Eye models for wet lab

Necessary Skills and Attributes

  • Proactive mindset
  • Self-motivated
  • Great attitude towards patients, teachers, and teammates
  • Leadership skills
  • High sense of urgency, commitment, and responsibility
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Effective communication skills

Requirements

  • Must have completed the first year of the Anterior Segment Fellowship at CODET Vision Institute in the previous year
  • English language knowledge: 80% to 100% spoken and written
  • Curriculum Vitae includes the number of cataract surgeries performed to dateFormal letter requesting to participate in the Fellowship at CODET Vision Institute
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Copy of the Medical Surgeon degree
  • Copy of the Ophthalmology degree
  • Copy of the Surgeon License

***Foreign nationals (non-Mexican citizenship) must apply for their immigration permit at the Mexican consulate in their country or country of residence.