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Surgery Subspecialties


Number: (Oasis - S54e) 2005

Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Laura Cook

Available: Rotations 1 - 3 & 6b - 12

Duration: 2 weeks

Report to: Debbie Perry; OMS 2nd floor, Rm 2832; dap2b@virginia.edu; 982-1696

Time to Report: 8:30 am

Place to Report: Old Medical School Room 2832

Typical Day: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Number of students per rotation: 2

Course Description: On the Ophthalmology service, the student will work directly with the residents and attending physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with a wide range of ophthalmic disease. Patients include those with visual disturbance, refractive error, ocular manifestations of systemic disease, localized ophthalmic disease, and head/facial trauma. The student will be introduced to the equipment and examination techniques used in the ophthalmology clinic. In addition, they will be exposed to the surgeries used to treat the diseases that they are presented with in the clinic. The students will become familiar with the most common ocular emergencies and ocular conditions. The student participates in the outpatient clinic daily, the inpatient consult service as they wish, and the operating room intermittently throughout the week.