Most of us step foot in clinic with minimal background in ophthalmic pathology and with only a basic familiarity with the tools and imaging we are expected to master. The goal of this series is not to be comprehensive, but to give you the foundation and frameworks upon which to build your knowledge
The frameworks are designed to be completed in order, and are consumable in about 5-10 minutes a piece. Ideally, they should be completed before you start day 1. Consider this your bootcamp for residency. Our website will track your progress. Try to get to 100% completion before you start clinic.
Our goal is to get you up to speed quickly and help you build a solid foundation for the rest of your career!
Pathology Frameworks (0 of 6 complete)These 6 frameworks cover the high yield conditions you will need to know in clinic.
1: How to diagnose and grade cataracts
2: How to diagnose and manage dry eye
3: How to diagnose and manage corneal abrasions and ulcers
4: How to diagnose and manage glaucoma
5: How to diagnose and manage age-related macula degeneration (AMD)
6: How to diagnose and manage diabetic retinopathy
Technique Guides (0 of 6 complete)These 6 guides cover the high yield techniques you will need to use in clinic.
1: How to use the slit lamp: 14 tips and tricks
2: How to use the indirect: 11 tips and tricks
3: How to interpret OCTs: 8 fundamental diseases
4: How to interpret visual fields: 5 most common patterns
5: How to interpret fluorescein angiography: 6 types of defects
6: How to interpret ultrasound: 5 most common scans
Practice QuizzesUse these practice modules after the articles above to master your basic diagnostic skills.
1: Cataract grading: 10 practice cases you should master
9 / 9
2: Beginner OCT analysis: 4 basic OCTs you must recognize
28 / 28