International Fellowships Program

International Fellowships Program


The Cure Glaucoma Foundation (CGF) International Fellowship Program is designed for ophthalmologists from developing countries to visit Glaucoma Associates of Texas (GAT) in Dallas, Texas ( for a period of 3-6 weeks to learn the latest clinical and surgical techniques used to treat glaucoma. Fellows are then expected to bring the acquired knowledge and skills back to their home countries and take part in programs to preserve vision and prevent blindness.


The funding for an applicant selected for this program is up to $2500 to cover travel and student style living expenses. The exact amount is subject to the length of stay in the US.

Program Objectives

During the program, Fellows will have the opportunity to work with the GAT physicians on a daily basis providing exposure to a busy surgical and clinical practice by physicians that have all completed a clinical glaucoma fellowship and have extensive additional training and expertise in the comprehensive management of glaucoma. Exposure is provided to large variety of surgical procedures including MIGS as well as other devices currently under active investigation.

Application Requirements

An Applicant must meet the following requirements to be considered:

  • The Applicant must have completed residency and a glaucoma fellowship prior to applying for this supplemental Observership/Fellowship.
  • Applicant must be a licensed ophthalmologist involved with the care of glaucoma patients.
  • Applicant is expected to return to their home country and apply the skill sets acquired during the program.
  • Applicant must be proficient in English.

International Fellows Application
Required Documents

  • Scanned copy of passport
  • Scanned copy of Specialist Exam Certificate, Diploma of National Board, Master of Surgery, or equivalent
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Three Professional References
  • Record of Immunizations
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Letter of Financial Need or Self Support or Agency Support
  • Visa Documents

International Fellows Resources

For Fellows who have been accepted into the program

Visa Requirements

You will need a Visa to travel to the United States. Please follow the links provided to apply for a Visa and to find a U.S Embassy near you.

Financial Matters

Once approved, please notify your bank that you will be traveling abroad. Upon arrival, it is important that you have U.S
dollars and a credit card with you as various forms of payment may be required when making purchases or using local transportation.


Travel to the United States will be covered under the CGF International Fellowship Program grant.

Local transportation outside of scheduled program activities may be needed. Taxis, DART buses, Rideshare Apps, and several other transportation services for your convenience.

Housing & Meals

The grant you receive will pay for housing during your stay and you will receive a stipend for meals with any remaining grant allowance.


A way to communicate with physicians and office is a must. You may bring your own personal phone or purchase a local plan here in the U.S.A. If you choose to purchase a phone plan here, there are several convenient locations.

CDC Information

For the latest travel health
information from the Centeres for
Disease Control (CDC), visit:

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Questions About International Fellowships

For questions about the International Fellows Program, please write, call or email program contact, Mike Kettles.

Mike Kettles

(+1) 214-765-9716

Cure Glaucoma Foundation
Attn: International Fellows Program
10740 N. Central Expressway, Suite 300,
Dallas, TX 75231