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Electives - Ophthalmology
Elective Number: 2004 (arranged)
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Steven A. Newman
Coordinator: Debbie Perry; OMS 2nd floor, Rm 2832, (434) 982-1696,
Prerequisite: Completion of Ophthalmology Elective #2002
Available: Rotations 1, 2a, 3-8, 10-12 & 13a
Report to: Debbie Perry
Time to Report: 8:30 am
Place to Report: West complex room 2832
Typical day: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 1
Course Description: Neuro-ophthalmology is a complex service correlating clinical information obtained through both a neurological examination and ophthalmologic study of patients with pathology affecting the visual pathways. Neuro-ophthalmology emphasizes the evaluation of physiologic systems and their pathologic dysfunction. Students taking the neuro-ophthalmology elective should be interested in learning more about the visual pathways and systems as well as the approach to patients with visual complaints that do not have an immediate ophthalmic cause.
Goals and Objectives:
Student should be able to outline a systemic approach to patients presenting with common ophthalmic complaints, including decreased vision, visual field defects, double vision, pupillary abnormalities, pain in and around the eye and globe position abnormalities.
Students should become familiar with the indications for more detailed workups and referral to other subspecialists and gain increasing familiarity with the specific forms of testing, both qualitative and quantitative, in the assessment of the visual pathways.
Opportunities exist for retrospective chart review of interesting pathologic conditions and students are encouraged to undertake self-designed projects with regard to neuro-ophthalmic disease processes.
Outside reading is encouraged and an opportunity will exist to interact with other subspecialties within ophthalmology.