The CEI Surgical Retina Fellowship
The CEI Surgical Retina Fellowship began in 2003 and includes training by 11 full-time fellowship-trained retina faculty. In 2016, the clinical and surgical volume allowed for expansion to two fellows each year for a total of four fellows at any given time. The fellows spend time at the main CEI location in Blue Ash, at multiple satellite clinics throughout the greater Cincinnati area, at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, the Cincinnati Childrens Hospital, and the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs hospital. Additional details about each training location and clinical responsibilities are provided below.
History of Cincinnati Eye Institute
Cincinnati Eye Institute was started in 1945 by Morris Osher, and by 1978 had grown to 7 ophthalmologists. The goal thereafter was to recruit the very best fellowship-trained subspecialists so patients could be treated expertly at CEI for any ophthalmic disease. This goal has come to fruition as CEI remains one of the largest ophthalmic practices in the country with 64 doctors. The main CEI facility is 120,000 square feet with an adjacent CEI ambulatory surgical center with 7 dedicated operating rooms, numerous laser suites, and a LASIK suite. In 2015, CEI and the University of Cincinnati (UC) signed a robust academic services agreement that formalizes a relationship that goes back decades, becoming a true hybrid model of practice. The clinical research at CEI complements bench/clinical/translational research at UC, and currently over half of CEI ophthalmology doctors hold some type of appointment at UC. Residents and fellows frequently rotate at both institutions, providing the opportunity to benefit from the unique learning opportunities of both academic and private practice.