Jun 01, 2023
ELECT EOPTC - Clinical Elective in Neuro-Ophthalmology - Career Interest
Director(s): John Brinkley, MD Phone: 318.675.6967
Duration: 4 Weeks
Location: Academic Medical Center at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Eye Clinic
Maximum Number of Students: 2
Minimum Number of Students: 1
Elective Offered During Blocks: I-3
Course Code: EOPTC
**This elective requires that students keep an attendance log. Each student will be responsible for obtaining a physician’s signature each time the student reports to work at the Eye Clinic. Blank attendance logs may be obtained from Moodle. **
Goals and Objectives:
The elective is designed for those students interested in Ophthalmology as a career. Blocks I-III are reserved for this elective to prepare students for ophthalmology match. This course offers students exposure to the outpatient and inpatient evaluation of patients with neuro-ophthalmic disorders. Students will have the opportunity to practice history-taking, basic eye exam skills, and creation of a differential diagnosis based on the patient’s symptoms and signs. Emphasis will be placed on proper localization of neuro-ophthalmic complaints and mechanisms of disease. Diagnostic tools including automated visual fields, optical coherence tomography and magnetic resonance imaging will be reviewed throughout the elective.
Specific Duties of Senior Students:
Direct patient work-up and management under faculty supervision. Reading topics will be assigned based on neuro-ophthalmic issues encountered in clinic. Students will attend departmental grand rounds and ophthalmology resident lectures throughout the week. Presentation of an interesting case during departmental grand rounds is optional but encouraged. Students will also attend the monthly joint conference with neuro-ophthalmology and neuroradiology. Student performance will be measured using the evaluation form provided by the Registrar’s office.
Neuro-Ophthalmology (What Do I Do Now), 2nd edition, Thurtell and Tomsak, Oxford University Press