Ophthalmology: OPTH-500

Department: Ophthalmology

Instructors: Drs. Lustbader, Oboh-Weilke, Osborne, Summerfield, Fleischer, and Shin

Contact: Meghan Scheifele

Phone: (202) 444-4968

Location: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/MWHC/VAMC/Inova-FFX

Duration: Four Weeks

Report Time/Place :LL PHC Ophthal clinic at 8:30am

Max Students: Four students/ block

Description: The objective of this elective is to provide the future physician with solid confidence and competence in the diagnosis and disposition of all common ocular disorders and emergencies.  Each student will rotate among the various faculty members.  The elective directs specific attention toward familiarization with diagnostic ophthalmic instrumentation and procedures.  General ophthalmology clinics include glaucoma testing, refraction, neuro-ophthalmology, and uveitis work-ups.  In surgery the student will experience cataract, corneal transplant, retinal detachment, glaucoma and strabismus procedures.  Attendance is required in clinic, the Operating room, at Grand Rounds, and at special conferences.  Students are required to make a presentation at Wednesday afternoon conference. *Georgetown students please bring a copy of the M4 evaluation form with you. All students must have transportation to each site