A fellow in the pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus fellowship works with a pediatric patient at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Graduate medical education in ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic

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The one-year Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, provides broad clinical and research experience in all areas of pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus, including:

  • Amblyopia
  • Pediatric strabismus
  • Pediatric glaucoma
  • Pediatric cataracts
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Pediatric plastics and lacrimal surgery
  • Routine and complex adult strabismus

As a fellow, you will receive significant clinical exposure to the broad spectrum of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus with special emphasis on pediatric strabismus, adult strabismus, pediatric cataract, and pediatric neuro-ophthalmology.

Our fellow will perform:

  • Intraocular procedures including lens extraction, intraocular lens implantation, and glaucoma surgery, among others
  • External procedures including ptosis repair, dermoid cyst excision, and nasolacrimal surgery
  • Intravitreal injections and retinal laser procedures for retinopathy of prematurity
  • Routine and complex strabismus surgeries including muscle palsies, reoperations, lost muscles, transpositions, cyclovertical procedures, and adjustable sutures

Since our fellows typically perform more than 500 surgical procedures during the one-year training program, you will obtain the necessary surgical and clinical skills to manage all areas of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.

As a fellow, you are also exposed to a variety of clinical research projects supervised by the program faculty, who publish 15 to 25 original papers each year.


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

Program history

The Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, began in 2008. We anticipate that one trainee will complete this program annually.

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Campus and community

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Stipend and benefits