This past week I began my Ophthalmology rotation at the U. It's almost entirely shadowing residents and seeing them work up patients. We're supposed to do the following:
* experience most types of ophthalmic practice settings (i.e., outpatient, inpatient, emergency room, operating room);
* obtain adequate knowledge in the areas of ophthalmology most commonly seen in family practice (i.e., red eye, glaucoma, trauma, strabismus, neuro-ophthalmology, and medical ophthalmology); and
* obtain skills in basic ophthalmic examination techniques (i.e., visual acuity measurement, strabismus, slit-lamp biomicroscopy, tonometry, ophthalmoscopy, visual field examination).