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ELECT EOPHT - Ophthalmology Selective

Director(s): Thomas B. Redens, M.D.
Duration: 2 weeks
Location: Academic Medical Center at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
Selective Available During Blocks: 3-9
Course Code: EOPHT
NOTE: **This outpatient elective is for ophthalmology career interest students only and 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. **


Must be a career interest ophthalmology student to enroll in this elective.

2 credits

Primary Goals of Elective:

The goal of the selective is to provide students a more in-depth and complete introduction to the specialty. Ultimately, the selective rotation serves two purposes; the first is to provide a meaningful rotation of learning about the eye, and to allow the interested student more time to evaluate if Ophthalmology is, indeed, their lifelong career choice.  These goals will be measured by the evaluation of their required mini-grand round presentation and the evaluation form on completion of the rotation.

Specific Objectives:

The students will work with the residents and faculty in the examination and treatment of patients with a variety of ocular and medical conditions.

Students, by the end of the rotation, will workup new patients and present their findings to their resident or faculty.

Students may also participate in ocular surgery (as assistants).

At the end of the selective, the student will give a mini-grand round presentation to the residents and faculty. The presentation will be evaluated by the attending residents and faculty members.

The specific requirements for reading, procedures, performed, etc., will vary by specialty clinic.

Resources for Learning:
Resources for Learning:


Participating Faculty:  Dr. Redens, Kavanaugh, Liang, and Byrd

Texts: Kansky’s Text of Ophthalmology

Workshops: N/A

Hands-on Experience: Both in the clinic and OR with faculty and residents.

Computer Assisted Instruction: N/A

Directed Readings:  Per individual faculty



Based on faculty evaluations / resident evaluations.

Offered: 3-9