The Fellowship Programmes


Fellowship training is offered to enable postgraduate doctors to receive specialized training in the subspecialties. Clinical fellowship training combines outpatient and inpatient experience. The fellows are closely monitored to ensure that they are learning correct techniques and that ethical standards are maintained. Clinic responsibilities include evaluation of patients, documentation, pre-and post-operative care, and the management of complications. The fellows will attend workshops and scientific seminars, and will be assigned paper to present. Training in diagnostic tools is considered an important aspect of the fellowship.

Only the long-term fellowship programme will provide hands on training in major surgeries. The operation theatre is equipped with the latest surgical machines and the surgeries can be watched live through CCTV. The short-term fellowship programme does not provide hands-on training in major surgeries.

The Institute offers clinical ophthalmology fellowships in the following subspecialty areas (click on the link below to open a page with details of that particular subspecialty):

Cornea & Anterior Segment


Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute and Hospital is the oldest and largest multispecialty referral eye hospital in Bangladesh. It is a non-profit organization. The emphasis is on quality eye care for all socio-economic sections of society. We are offering excellent learning opportunities for Ophthalmologists to upgrade their clinical knowledge and surgical skill in Vitreo Retina, Oculoplasty and Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus through its 15-month Fellowship Program. The next course will commence from 31 October, 2016.


The Fellows are provided theoretical and hands-on training. The Institute and Hospital has a large flow of patients - around 1500 patients daily-which helps provide practical training in each sub-specialty. Clinical training includes observership, examination of patients and discussion sessions with the consultants. Surgical training includes observing, assisting the mentor in the OT and performing surgery under the close supervision of the mentor. There will also be opportunities to learn how to make presentations of scientific papers and how to do research for publication. Comprehensive log books will be used to evaluate their performance during their Fellowship training.



FCPS/MS/DO or any equivalent degree in Ophthalmology recognized by the BMDC.
Age limit should be 45 years on 1st January, 2017.



Fellows will be given a stipend/honorarium of Tk. 30,000/- per month when they will not receive salary/stipend from employer and/or any other agency.



Selection for Fellowship will be made on a competitive basis based on the results of a written test (MCQ) and a subsequent interview.   


If you want to contribute, learn and grow, professionally and personally, this might be the best place for you as an ophthalmologist. Both Private and Government candidates are eligible to apply.

Interested candidates who fulfill the above requirements are requested to send their application on a prescribed form (available at the Education Department or can be downloaded here) to the Director (Education), Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute & Hospital, Sher E Banglanagar, Farmgate, Dhaka-1215 or email to on or before

31 October, 2016. Please mention your choice(s) of subspecialty on the subject line or on top of the envelope.


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