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This training program is one of the fields of ophthalmology subspecialty that will increase knowledge and competencies of the graduates in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases pertaining to cornea, anterior segment, crystalline lens, ocular surface diseases and surgeries for correction of refractive errors


1- To train up-to-date, competent, committed liable specialists who will serve the society with their knowledge and skills to provide preventive, educational, and therapeutic-diagnostic medical services in the field of cornea and external eye diseases .

2- To raise the standards in the field of cornea and external eye diseases and to become one of the top ranking in the Middle East for next 10 years to the level of developed countries.

Specific Competencies and Skills

Procedural skills (diagnostic-therapeutic measures)

a. Lens related surgical Procedures:

1. Phaco surgery in complicated cases

2. Lensectomy with or without intraocular lens implantation in neonates and children

3. Aphakic secondary IOL implantation

4. Phakic IOL implantation (Artisan and Artiflex)

5. Lens surgery in complicated cases (subluxated crystalline lenses, subluxated intraocular lenses)

6. Different types of repair and replacement of iris

7. Intracapsular and extracapsular cataract surgery

8. YAG laser capsulotomy

b. The corneal transplantations techniques

1. Full thickness corneal transplantation

2. Deep anterior lamellar corneal transplantation (Melles, Pre-Descemet, Big Bubble)

3. Posterior lamellar corneal transplantation (DSAEK, DMEK)

4. Different types of transplantation repair

c. The transplantation of limbal stem cells and ocular surface reconstruction

1. The amniotic membrane transplantation and related surgeries, including reconstruction of the ocular surface and fornices

2. Different types of stem cell transplantation (CLAU, KLAL)

3. Conjunctival flap

4. Tarsorrhaphy and blepharorrhaphy mucous membrane graft

5. Removal of the ocular surface neoplasms

6. Different techniques of pterygium removal surgery

d. Refractive surgeries

1. Laser refractive surgery

2. Intra-corneal ring segment implantation (optional)

3. Lenticular refractive surgery

4- Incisional surgeries for corneal astigmatism



Basic Information:
Program Type: Degree Based
Level Of study: Fellowship
School / Faculty: Medicine
Department: Ophthalmology
Major (Name Of Program): Cornea and External Eye Diseases
This program contact information:
Telephone: +98 5137281400
Mobile: +985137285290
Email Address:
Address: Department of Ophthalmology, Khatam-Al-Anbia Ophthalmology Subspecialty Hospital, Shahid Qarani blv., Aboutaleb Square , Mashhad, Iran.
Contact Person Name: Dr. Akbar Derakhshan
Program Detail:
Length of Training:

18 months

Language Requirement:

Persian / English

Admission Requirement:

Board Certificate in Ophthalmology

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