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LOCATION: Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia
PRECEPTORS: WVU Clinical Faculty
DURATION: 1/2 month minimum
OFFERED: Continuously
STATUS: Elective.


An experience in Ophthalmology will be offered to a maximum of two students per rotation. During the fourth year elective, students will have an opportunity to learn clinical skills, including visual acuity testing, external examination of the eye, tonometry, testing for strabismus, testing of eye movements, and ophthalmoscopy. Emphasis will be placed on teaching clinical skills in ophthalmology needed for the individual who is to enter a primary care field.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

A variety of patients with important eye conditions will be available for examination. Students will be expected to acquire and polish clinical skills in examination of most eye disorders, and in management of a number of common conditions such as conjunctivitis, eye injuries, and in the detection of ambloyopia and important fundus conditions, including hypertensive and diabetic retinopathy.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Available in the department.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

On the first day of rotations, if you are a visiting student you must report to Charissa Davis at 9:15 AM on the first day for Orientation. Charissa Davis will assign preceptor. Please contact physican's office one you receive your assignment.