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Retina Fellowship



LSU offers a two-year, AUPO-compliant Clinical Retina Fellowship that is heavily weighted toward surgical retina.  The fellows operate the only retina service in the LSU system, so there is a high patient load.  The fellowship is half based in New Orleans and half in Baton Rouge; fellows alternate rotations. The Fellowship philosophy is that the fellow is here to learn to do the procedures not watch attendings do it.  Fellows are introduced to all aspects of the posterior segment of the eye to enhance their skills in examination, diagnosis, treatment, and surgical procedures. The Retina Service offers complete vitreoretinal capabilities with digital imaging, ICG angiography, OCT, ultrasound, and PDT. In addition, fellows may become involved in the many research projects conducted by the clinical and laboratory science faculty.


Fellows develop their management skills by working closely with the ophthalmology residents and medical students who rotate through the Department. Fellows are responsible for case presentations at monthly conferences, patient management in the Retina Service, resident instruction, participation in didactic lectures, and interpretation of imaging and diagnostic tests of retinal patients.


Applicants are offered interviews in the fall on a rolling basis. Fellows are selected through SF Match.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Graduate of an ACGME-accredited ophthalmology residency program 
  • Eligible for Louisiana State Licensure.

Foreign Applicants - all of the above PLUS

Application process:

  • We accept applications through SF Match only.  There are no other required documents.
  • Interviews will be conducted in mid-November.

All residents and fellows are employees of LSUHSC as House Officers (no junior faculty status for fellows).  Further information is available from the GME website regarding salary and benefits.

For more information, contact Human Resource Management, Benefits Section at (504) 568-7780.

Other Information

Ask Fellowship Program Director about a non-compete or restrictive covenant clause.

All fellows must be licensable in the State of Louisiana ( License applications should be made as soon as match results are received as it is a lengthy process. Training and pay will be delayed if license is not received prior to scheduled start date.