500-509 Clinical Ophthalmology/Vitreoretinal Disease Surgery
Ophthalmology Core rotation. Offered each quarter.
This elective is a four-week full-time experience for third or fourth year students to provide insight into vitreoretinal diseases. The student interacts directly with the faculty and resident on the consultative vitreoretinal surgery service. Basic ocular examination skills are stressed in addition to advanced retinal exam techniques. The student is considered a valuable member of the team and helps work-up, treat, and follow all patients. In addition to learning basic microsurgical techniques, the student should also acquire fundamental ophthalmologic examination skills and an understanding of ophthalmologic clinicopathological correlation. The service is based at several Medical Center hospitals including The Methodist Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, Ben Taub General Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, and The Veterans Administration Medical Center. The student has the opportunity to attend all scheduled conferences at the Cullen Eye Institute.