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Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Fellowship

Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus fellows receive broad clinical, surgical and research experience in all areas of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. This includes pediatric and adult strabismus, amblyopia, pediatric cataracts, glaucoma, cornea, plastics and lacrimal surgery, pediatric ocular tumors, retinopathy of prematurity, neurofibromatosis and exposure to ophthalmic genetics and electrophysiologic testing.

Fellows participate in all aspects of the ophthalmologic examination, evaluation and treatment of patients. Surgical training includes pediatric cataract extraction, primary and secondary intraocular lens implantation, strabismus surgery (horizontal muscle recession and resection, inferior oblique recession, inferior oblique advancement, superior oblique tenotomy or spacer, complex strabismus reoperation and adult procedures), pediatric oculoplastic eyelid procedures, nasolacrimal duct probing, balloon dacryoplasty, nasolacrimal duct silicone intubation, dacryo- cystorhinostomy, intralesional steroid injections, glaucoma procedures and treatment of retinoblastoma and retinopathy of prematurity.

How to Apply

Two Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Fellowship positions are available annually. All applications are processed through the San Francisco Match Program. Please also submit a photograph and copy of your CV to Maritza Murray.

Maritza Murray

Prospective fellows must successfully complete a residency in ophthalmology, be ABO board-eligible in ophthalmology and be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or have appropriate visa status. Applicants from outside the United States must have passed the USMLE examination and be able to secure an Illinois State Medical license. The application deadline is Sept. 1 for training beginning in July.

This program is AUPO FCC compliant and is overseen by the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.


Contact Us

Program Director


Janice Lasky Zeid, MD

Associate Program Director

Rebecca B. Mets-Halgrimso, MD, MPH

Rebecca B. Mets-Halgrimson, MD, MPH


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