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During training, our fellow should expect to:

  • Master clinical skills specific to glaucoma.
  • Perform outpatient laser surgery.
  • Operate 1 to 2 days per week, and develop surgical expertise in a wide variety of surgical procedures.
    • Perform filtration surgery.
    • Insert glaucoma drainage devices.
    • Have experience with Cyclophotocoagulation: diode and micropulse laser.
    • Have experience with microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) devices (e.g., iStent®, Kahook Dual Blade®, Hydrus®, Xen®, and Omni®).
  • Experience exposure to pediatric glaucoma, surgical revisions, and reoperations.
  • Meet/exceed national surgical averages of AUPO FCC programs.
  • Have ample time to study for Board Certification.

  • Evaluation and care of the patients on the glaucoma service
  • Teaching residents and medical students
  • Organizing and supervising a monthly glaucoma conference
  • Assisting residents in answering glaucoma consults and referrals on patients admitted to the Ochsner Medical Center
  • Staffing the glaucoma clinic at Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center in Houma, LA


  • OMC - Clinic


  • OMC - Clinic


  • OMC - Surgery (5 p.m. grand rounds)


  • LJCMC - Clinic


  • LJCMC 1,3 Surgery (OMC 2,4,5 Clinic)

OMC = Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans

LJCMC = Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center

  • Lead Journal Club with faculty, residents, and medical students.
  • Participate in Ochsner and Louisiana State University (LSU) Grand Rounds.
  • Participate in research activities such as peer review for glaucoma manuscripts, projects resulting in publication or presentation, and presentation at regional ophthalmology meetings.
  • Earn the opportunity to attend the Duke Glaucoma Fellows Course.

Contact Person

Katherine Cunningham | 504-842-3917

Program Length

One year


Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO)