Third Year Ophthalmology Resident (PGY4)
Third year ophthalmology residents supervise junior residents, manage complex medical eye diseases, perfect the necessary surgical skills to perform routine anterior segment procedures, and acquire surgical skills to perform complex sub-specialty surgical cases. This year provides an intensive surgical experience intended to prepare the resident for comprehensive ophthalmology practice.
Third year surgical rotations include
- vitreo-retinal surgery
- cornea and external disease
- ophthalmic-plastic and reconstructive surgery
Conferences attended by senior residents include the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology course and the Wills Eye Hospital Basic and Clinical Science Review Course.
By the conclusion of the residency, the resident should expect to have participated in
- 100 - 150 anterior segment surgical procedures (cataract or cornea)
- 100 ophthalmic plastic surgical procedures
- 40 - 50 pediatric strabismus procedures
- 20 - 25 retinal procedures
- 10 - 25 glaucoma procedures
- 50 - 75 laser procedures