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Clinical Education

The clinical training program includes both supervised outpatient evaluations and treatments and a progressive experience with ophthalmic surgery over the three years. 

A fully equipped surgical skills laboratory is located adjacent to the Residents’ Ophthalmology Clinic at the Hoxworth Center for resident instruction in ophthalmic surgical techniques.

An EYESI Surgical Simulator was purchased in 2010 for use in resident ophthalmic surgical skill training. Most of the first year is spent mastering clinical examination techniques and learning basic ophthalmic surgical techniques and procedures.

During the second year, the residents get most of their subspecialty experience and perform a number of intraocular surgical cases as the surgeon of record. 

The bulk of their intraocular surgical experience comes during the third year in the course of their rotations at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. 

A third year rotation at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center provides extensive experience in strabismus surgery and pediatric ophthalmology as well.

Starting in the first year of training, residents are encouraged to participate in the writing of case reports and in the design of one or more basic or clinical research studies. 

During the residency, each resident is expected to complete at least one clinical or basic science research study in ophthalmology, compose and revise a manuscript based on that work, make a formal presentation of their research work and findings to the faculty at the annual Clinical Conference and Research Symposium, and submit that work to a peer reviewed ophthalmic journal for possible publication.

Ophthalmology residency training at UC Medical Center / College of Medicine includes:

  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Emergency Services
  • Private Patient Clinics
  • VA Clinics
  • Lectures and Conferences
  • Journal Clubs
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