SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Glaucoma

Program Description:

Glaucoma has been a well-established and separate clinical fellowship program in many developed countries. Glaucoma fellowship was officially established in Iran back in 2006 and was aimed to meet the needs of the country. Since the introduction of the course to the time when this curriculum was initially formulated and issued, each of the executive universities implemented its own curriculum. In 2009, after the approval of the Permanent Commission of Medical Education and Specialization Council, it was decided to develop a curriculum with minimum measures specified by relevant experts based on the needs of the country. Therefore, a committee entitled the "Glaucoma Curriculum Development Committee" was formed consisting of professionals from executive universities under the supervision of the Steering Committee, Board of Ophthalmology Examiners and the Secretariat of Medical Education and Specialization Council to develop the curriculum using collective wisdom, and leading curricula in the world. The committee welcomes the experts' opinions for improving the content of this curriculum in the next revisions.


The Objective of this course is to train specialists who are able to engage in prevention, control, diagnosis and treatment (medical, laser and surgical) of glaucoma at their service location and promote education standards, and also research products in this field.


Expected Competencies at the End of the Program

General Competencies*

Specific Competencies and Skills

At the end of the program learners will be competent in performing following procedures:

Laser peripheral iridotomy

Laser trabeculoplasty (ALT and SLT) Laser iridoplasty (ALPI) 




Trabeculectomy using the Express device

Phaco-trabeculectomy  Trabeculotomy 


Trabectome surgery

Non penetration glaucoma surgery (Deep sclerectomy, canaloplasty, viscocanalostomy) 

Shunt surgery (Ahmed Glaucoma Valve)

Choroidal Tap

Anterior chamber reformation


Minivitrectomy for aqueous misdirection

Laser Cyclophotocoagulation

Endoscopic laser cyclophotocoagulation


Difficult cataract surgery in glaucoma patients (shallow AC, lens subluxation, miotic pupils)

Bleb reconstruction

Needling bleb revision

Tube irrigation

Tube Shortening


Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns:  Holding an MD degree. Having specialty in Ophthalmology received in Iran or abroad.

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.



Duration: 18 months.



Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Glaucoma


Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of Ophthalmology Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person: :  Dr. Mohammad Soleimani

Tel.:  (+98 21)  55423070

Email  : -

Website :

postal Code: 1336616351

Address:   South Kargar St. - Qazvin Square - Farabi Ophthalmology Hospital

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 168


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran

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