Glaucoma Fellowship

Additional  Application Requirements

The following documentation is required in addition to your C.A.S. application form. Send documents electronically to

  • Current Photograph
  • Letter from chairman (if not included in your C.A.S. application)
  • Letter from residency director (if not included in your C.A.S. application)

Glaucoma Fellowship Training Program Overview

We care for a large number of children with glaucoma and perform surgery at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Adult glaucoma patients are seen in the Emory Eye Center, and most of the surgery is performed in the Ambulatory Surgery Center. In conjunction with the residency program, a large county population is seen and followed at Grady Memorial Hospital.

The glaucoma fellowship is a one-year clinical position that includes some clinical research effort. The fellow works closely with faculty members on the Glaucoma Service, Drs. Allen Beck, Anastasios Costarides, Annette Giangiacomo and Korey Jaben.

The fellowship program emphasizes the development of expertise in all phases of the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. The glaucoma fellow has a variety of clinical responsibilities that include seeing referral patients at the Emory Clinic and participating in their surgery. The fellow also provides supervisory and teaching support for the residency program, both in the operating room and in outpatient glaucoma clinics at Grady Memorial Hospital and the VA Medical Center. Increasing responsibility for glaucoma surgery—including filters, shunts and cataracts—is provided throughout the year.

There are numerous opportunities for glaucoma research at Emory. We are involved in two NEI studies. The Glaucoma Surgical Outcomes Study is assessing the frequency of severe complications following glaucoma surgery. The Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study is examining whether treatment is effective in preventing or delaying the onset of glaucomatous damage in patients with elevated eye pressure. We are also involved with various drug companies in testing new medications for glaucoma. While fellows may participate in these studies, we also encourage them to develop their own research projects. Most of our glaucoma fellows have conducted and completed clinical research projects that have been presented at national meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals.

We think that it is a very exciting time to be doing a glaucoma fellowship. There are a variety of new laser and surgical techniques and medical therapies. One of the challenging tasks in our field is to evaluate the efficacy of these new modalities and to know how best to apply them.

The deadline for applications is October 1 of the year prior to the July 7 starting date for a fellowship.

The fellow will receive a secondary appointment as an Associate in the Emory University School of Medicine.


Last updated: 09/08/2016

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