After completion of this elective, each student will be able to:
- Recognize, evaluate and manage patients with common ophthalmologic presentations.
- Review normal anatomy and physiology of the eye.
- Develop skills in using the slit-lamp and ophthalmoscope.
- Recognized indications for ophthalmologist consultation.
- Recognize the presenting features of common eye disorders:
- Refraction problems (i.e., myopia, farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia)
- Diseases of the retina (e.g., diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, hypertensive retinopathy, vascular occlusive disease, vasculitis)
- The red eye and other eye emergencies
- Eyelid problems (e.g., blepharitis, hordeolum)
- Corneal diseases (e.g., abrasions, infectious)
- Neuro-ophthalmic diseases