Program Specifics

Program Director:

Kathryn M. Hatch, MD (Director, Refractive Surgery Service, Mass. Eye and Ear; Site Director, Mass. Eye and Ear, Waltham)

Length of Program: One (1) year, with a start date of July 7th
Fellows Accepted Each Year: One (1)


The fellow will have experience in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the anterior segment including:

1. Polishing their technique for routine cataract surgery
2. Complex cataracts (small pupils, dense cataracts, PXF and zonular compromise)
3. Interpretation of testing including corneal topography, tomography, and OPD III
4. Ocular surface disease and utilizing current diagnostic and treatments for dry eye
5. Refractive cataract surgical patients with the use of an image guided-femtosecond laser, intraoperative aberrometry, and premium IOLs
6. Keratoconus treatment with exposure to collagen crosslinking, intacs, lamellar and penetrating keratoplasty, including intralase-enabled transplantation
7. Management of complex and refractive postoperative IOL patients including IOL exchange
8. Laser vision correction including LASIK and PRK as well as ICL
9. Medical and surgical management of corneal and external diseases including dystrophies
10. Exposure to endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK, DMEK)
11. Amniotic membrane use
12. Glaucoma with MIGS, SLT, and advanced medical management
13. Anterior segment reconstruction

Appointments during fellowship

Clinical Fellow in Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear 
Clinical Fellow in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School 
Clinical Fellow, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

Selection criteria

  • Board eligible in ophthalmology
  • ACGME-accredited ophthalmology residency or equivalent
  • USMLE parts I, II and III passed
  • Full Massachusetts license
  • Evaluation of application material including curriculum vitae
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Application will be through the SF Match.

Last updated: May 24, 2016