The resident will:
- rotate 6 months on the neuro-ophthalmology service (in conjunction with neuroradiology/SRS rotation;
- attend once-weekly clinics; and
- be involved periodically in operating room cases.
Reading List/Supplemental Reading
- Walsh & Hoyt’s Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology: The Essentials, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Miller, et al., Second Edition
- Wills Eye Manual, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Rhee, et al.
- Ophthalmology Clinical Signs and Differential Diagnosis, Kanski, et al.
Goals and Objectives
The director of the Division of Neuro-ophthalmology serves as a mentor for outpatient and inpatient consultations and provides didactic sessions on the anatomy and physiology of the visual pathways and the interpretation of visual field examinations. Operative experiences for intraorbital/intracranial lesions are gained through a team approach with the neuro-ophthalmologists and the neurosurgeons, especially with transcilliary orbital-frontal approaches.
Medical Knowledge – At the end of this rotation, the resident will be able to:
- Acquire detailed knowledge of ophthalmic anatomy.
- Understand ophthalmic manifestations of neurologic disease.
- Understand emergency situations in neuro-ophthalmology and how they are handled.
Patient Care and Assessment – At the end of this rotation, the resident will be able to:
- Perform a detailed neuro-ophthalmologic exam under dilation, including sensory motor and fundus exam.
- Recognize important physiology and pathology of the eye.
- Gain familiarity with various ophthalmic surgical techniques and their relation to neurosurgery.
Practice-Based Learning: - The resident will be able to:
- Develop the ability to learn from one’s own mistakes.
- Be given opportunities to reproduce exam skills on multiple patients.
Systems-Based Practice - The resident will be able to:
- Effectively utilize the resources available to make optimal healthcare decisions.
Interpersonal and Communication Skills – The resident will be able to:
- Effectively exchange information with patients, their families and other health professionals.
- Observe and participate in patient counseling for informed consent and various diagnosis/prognoses.
Professionalism – The resident will be able to:
- Demonstrate consistent adherence of ethical principles and sensitivity to all patients regardless of gender, age, culture, religion, sexual preference, socioeconomic status, beliefs, behaviors or disabilities.
- Develop a personal program of learning to foster continued professional growth and development with guidance from the teaching staff.
At the end of this rotation, the neuro-ophthalmology faculty will complete an evaluation form based on the goals and objectives outlined above.