Ophthalmology Fellowship Programs

Pediatric Fellowship

The Loma Linda University Eye Institute offers a fellowship opportunity for candidates interested in receiving training in the care of children with eye and vision problems as well as adults with strabismus.

Through close daily interaction with faculty, the fellow will gain broad clinical training in the practice of pediatric ophthalmology, including the diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Amblyopia
  • Strabismus
  • Pediatric glaucoma
  • Pediatric cataract surgery
  • Nasolacrimal duct procedures
  • Congenital ptosis
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • and pediatric ocular trauma

In addition, fellows are involved in all aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of adults with strabismus.

The pediatric ophthalmology fellow serves as the chief liaison for the pediatric ophthalmology consult service at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and participates in ocular trauma call for the Loma Linda University Medical Center as well as the children’s hospital.

Fellows attend and participate in educational conferences such as departmental grand rounds, journal clubs and invited lectures as well as a monthly pediatric ophthalmology service conference. Numerous opportunities for teaching through lectures and direct interactions with ophthalmology residents, as well as for the pursuit of clinical research are available to our fellows.

The LLU Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship is a one-year program approved by the AUPO Fellowship Compliance Committee. A full PGY-5 stipend, including benefits, is provided. Applicants must obtain an unrestricted California Medical License for billing and credentialing purposes. Applicants must register for the ophthalmology fellowship match online through SF Match. The deadline for completing the application process is October 30 of the year prior to the start of the fellowship.