Cornea/External Disease Fellowship

Drs. Tuli and Shah

Our fellowship trained cornea/refractive specialists provide medical and surgical expertise for the entire spectrum of corneal and anterior segment conditions

We are Florida’s major referral center for corneal transplants, dry eyes, herpetic eye disease and corneal dystrophies, such as Fuchs’ dystrophy and lattice dystrophy. We offer the latest techniques in anterior segment surgery including cataract surgery, all types of corneal transplants including full thickness (PKP) and partial thickness (DSAEK, DMEK), keratoprosthesis, and intraocular miniature telescope surgery. Services are provided at UF Health Eye Center – Medical Plaza and UF Health Eye Center – Hampton Oaks.

Physicians

Fellowship Coordinator:  Karen Janicki

The University of Florida has very active corneal and external disease, refractive surgery, and contact lens services. The faculty includes Dr. Sonal Tuli (fellowship director) and Dr. Ankit Shah. At the present time, over 200 new and established patients are seen per week in the cornea clinics at the University hospital. In addition, a large volume of cornea and anterior segment surgery is performed at this institution. In addition, the Veteran’s hospital located across the street has a busy cornea and general ophthalmology practice.

The fellow will participate in and be primary surgeon on a large number of elective and therapeutic corneal transplants (both penetrating and lamellar) each year in addition to numerous other anterior segment procedures including cataract surgery. They can also expect to perform a number of refractive surgery procedures during the year. In addition, we have facilities for performing research in all areas of corneal disease including microbiology.

Overall responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, working in the cornea clinics and surgery sessions at Shands Hospital as well as consulting with cornea patients and operating on cornea and cataract patients at the VA Medical Center. Refractive surgery and comprehensive contact lens training will be provided. The fellow is expected to attend the educational conferences that are part of the Department of Ophthalmology training program and to assist in the resident training program in the form of informal teaching, through prepared lectures, and staffing resident surgeries throughout the year. Fellows are also assigned call duties. The remaining time is available for independent study and research in the area of cornea and external disease, refractive surgery, contact lenses, etc.

Please submit your application through the San Francisco Match: www.sfmatch.org


Current Fellows

  • Nishi Shah, M.D.