The Royal Victoria Hospital Eye & Ear Clinic, located in Belfast forms part of the Northern Ireland deanery ophthalmology rotation. The hospital has the following special clinics: medical and surgical retina, ocular motility, contact lens practice, low visual aid, orbital prosthesis, neuro-ophthalmology, anterior segment diseases, paediatric, glaucoma, diabetic and corneal. Sub-specialty training includes: retinal medicine, vitreoretinal surgery, neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma, radiotherapy and laboratory work, low visual aids, oculoplastic and orbital disease, laser photocoagulation, paediatrics, oculo-motility, cornea, contact lens, artificial eye and corneal. Postgraduate teaching typically includes journal club, fluorescein angiography and retinal slide conference, didactic sessions for pre-Fellowship candidates, clinic-pathological rounds for approximately two half days per week. There’s also a one year full-time research option. The Royal Victoria Hospital Eye & Ear clinic is staffed by 17 consultants.
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