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Graduate medical education in ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic

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For the highly motivated applicant seeking broad and comprehensive exposure to traditional and emerging medical and surgical glaucoma treatment options, the one-year medical and surgical Glaucoma Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, offers a unique “glaucoma-plus-plus” training experience. 

Mayo Clinic's Glaucoma Fellowship is a robust and well-balanced program that incorporates cutting-edge patient care, education, and research in a way that helps you to succeed in any future direction you choose to take. Your mentors come from diverse training and practice backgrounds (both private and academic practice). They are extremely supportive and invested in teaching you and ensuring your future success.

Highlights of the program include: 


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Your training experience

As a fellow at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of the campus to promote physical and mental wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

Glaucoma Fellowship Program Director, Syril Dorairaj, M.B.B.S., M.D., works with a patient at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

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You'll have the opportunity to treat many community and tertiary referrals of complex glaucoma patients requiring aggressive IOP lowering with traditional and newer subconjunctival and cyclodestructive procedures, and you will become adept with the co-management of those cases with other ophthalmology subspecialties within our department as well as other specialties. 


The program is accredited by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology Fellowship Compliance Committee (AUPO FCC).

Program history

The Glaucoma Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, launched in 2021. The one-year program is under the preceptorship of Drs. Syril Dorairaj (Glaucoma Program Director), Richard TenHulzen (Glaucoma), and Eric Eggenberger (Neuro-Ophthalmology) of Mayo Clinic's Department of Ophthalmology in Florida.

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