Cornea and Anterior Segment

SchoolSchool of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Cornea and Anterior Segment  

Program Description:

The Cornea, anterior segment, and refractive surgery service at the Department of Ophthalmology, Tehran University (Farabi Eye Hospital) includes eight fulltime and six parttime faculty members. In the fellowship program, clinical and surgical care are emphasized with ample research and teaching opportunities. The fellow will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in the fields of medical and surgical management of cornea and anterior segment diseases.



The fellow will be involved in the medical management of different medical conditions, including ocular surface disease, medical cornea, and planning for refractive surgery. The fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in different types of surgeries including pterygium surgery, ocular surface reconstruction, corneal transplantation (penetrating, DSAEK, and lamellar), refractive surgery, ring implantation, cataract surgery, lens implant exchanges, and pediatric anterior segment management.  



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.


 Method of Instruction:  

Clinical Facilities: 

Cornea clinic, operating room, imaging unit, and refractive surgery department.

Clinical Responsibilities:  

Fellows will participate in the medical management and surgical planning of a broad spectrum of medical corneal disorders including microbial keratitis, ocular surface disorders, corneal dystrophies, autoimmune keratopathies, and refractive surgery. The fellows will be under the supervision of the consultant attending in the clinic. The fellow will participate in Grand Rounds and teaching conferences.

Research Responsibilities:

Clinical research and publication is encouraged. The fellow has the opportunity to get involved in the ongoing research projects in the department. 


Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Cornea and Anterior Segment

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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