Sep 20, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Residency in Ocular Disease | Refractive and Ocular Surgery, Reno, NV


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Sponsor: Eye Care Associates of Nevada, Reno, Nevada

Mission: The program is designed to enhance the clinical skills necessary to diagnose and manage visually impaired patients whose visual loss emanates from various ocular and systemic disease processes. Eye Care Associates’ main emphasis is on cataract and refractive surgery. The patient population is referred by local optometrists and medical doctors. Optometric/ophthalmologic medical/surgical co-management care is stressed. The program develops the communication skills necessary to interact with referring optometrists and other health care professionals.

Program Goals:

  • Improve the resident’s proficiency and competency in the care of visually impaired patients through management of a wide variety of cases involving medical and surgical eye care.
  • Develop experience and proficiency of the resident in managing visually impaired patients whose visual loss emanates from various ocular and systemic disease processes.
  • Develop the resident’s understanding of optometric/ophthalmologic medical /surgical co-management of visually impaired patients.
  • Develop the resident’s understanding in triaging secondary and tertiary care of the patient with ocular and/or systemic disease processes.
  • Develop the resident’s ability to function as a primary care member of the health care team through participation in a multidisciplinary health care delivery system.
  • Develop the resident’s ability to recognize and participate in the treatment plan of ocular diseases and systemic disease manifested in the visual system through appropriate interaction with experienced optometric and ophthalmological practitioners.
  • Develop the resident’s understanding of practice management within private optometric practices.
  • Prepare optometrists for careers in multidisciplinary optometric/ophthalmological care of medical/surgical patients.
  • Develop the resident’s experience and proficiency in managing pre- and post-operative LASIK, LTK intrastromal corneal rings, and clear lensectomy refractive surgical procedures.

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