Clinical Ophthalmology


To develop an approach to the recognition and diagnosis of common ocular problems.


The student will be engages in a well-rounded clinical experience involving general ophthalmology and sub-specialties of cornea/external disease, retina/vitreous, oculoplastics, neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma and pediatric ophthalmology. Teaching rounds are held Wednesday mornings with a discussion of interesting and difficult cases, followed by lectures by the Faculty on specific subjects. The student will attend all the out-patient clinics and examine patients according to his/her ability, with supervision by staff and residents. At the end of the rotation, the student should feel comfortable with performing a detailed eye examination, and be able to recognize the more common ocular conditions. The student is not asked to participate in surgery but may observe. There will be no night duty as On-call is the duty of the resident staff.

Supervisor(s): Dr. Ralf Buhrmann

Location: Eye Institute, The Ottawa Hospital, General or Riverside Campus, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Duration: 2 weeks

No. of Students: maximum of 2

Available for: 3rd and 4th year students 

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