Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship

The Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute began in 1976, and was the first program of its kind accredited by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO). 

This one-year program provides fellows with expert knowledge and comprehensive experience in the diagnosis and management of patients with neuro-ophthalmologic disorders.

Disorders managed include:

  • Disorders of the visual sensory system (e.g., optic nerve disorders, chiasmal syndromes, and post-chiasmal visual field loss)
  • Disorders of the ocular motility (e.g., ocular motor nerve palsies, supranuclear disorders of gaze, and myasthenia gravis) 
  • Abnormalities of pupil size and reactivity 
  • Disorders of higher cortical function

Specific goals and objectives are based on six core competencies:

  • Patient care 
  • Medical knowledge 
  • Interpersonal skills and communication 
  • Professionalism 
  • Systems-based practice
  • ​Practice-based learning

Program Curriculum

Requirements for Applicants

Applicants must have completed an ophthalmology or neurology residency at a program accredited by the ACGME prior to the start of the fellowship. In addition, exceptionally qualified foreign medical graduates who have done an internship and ophthalmology residency abroad, have a valid Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate, and have passed the USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3, can be considered for these positions. Applicants for the fellowship (July 2024 start date and beyond) must register and apply for the Ophthalmology Fellowship Match (subspecialty Neuro-Ophthalmology) through the SFMatch website

Applications are reviewed by the program director and the division faculty, and appropriate candidates are invited for an interview. One or two positions are available each year, depending on the number of qualified candidates and available funding.

Diversity is a key component of excellence at the Wilmer Eye Institute. We are seeking fellowship candidates who embrace and reflect diversity, in its broadest sense.

Please direct questions to:

Stacy Alexander, Fellowship Program Coordinator
Email: [email protected]

Amanda D. Henderson, M.D., Fellowship Director
Email: [email protected]

600 North Wolfe Street, Wilmer 233
Baltimore, Maryland 21287
Phone: (410) 502-3213
Fax: (410) 614-9240

Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship Program Director

Amanda Henderson MD

  • Chief, Neuro-Ophthalmology Division
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology


Fellows are taught by the faculty of the division of neuro-ophthalmology, some of whom have dual appointments in neurology and neurosurgery.