T1 Electives


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Department of Ophthalmology

Introduction To Ophthalmology

The course is a series of didactic lectures. The basic concepts of ophthalmology will be covered including anatomy, pathology, and physiology. However, the emphasis will be placed on clinically relevant teaching materials with the majority of the course based on clinical photographic material.

This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to clinical ophthalmology and with knowledge of the relationships of ocular problems which physicians will encounter during their practice of medicine. The lectures will be conducted between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. on Fridays. Students are also invited to attend any of the following rounds that they desire:

  • Glaucoma conference (alternating Mondays 7:00 am)
  • Cornea, Peds, miscellaneous conferences (Wednesdays 1:00 to 3:00 pm)
  • Grand Rounds (Wednesday 3:00-5:00 pm)

Suggested Textbooks:

    * AAOO - Ophthalmology Study Guide for Students
      (This may be ordered by the student. The approximate cost is $54.00.)
      American Academy of Ophthalmology
      P. O. Box 7424
      San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
      Phone: (415) 561-8500

Rebecca Metzinger, M.D., Course Director

Contact Person: Susan Derocha
Phone:  (504) 988-5314
Fax:  (504) 988-2684
Mailing Address:  1430 Tulane Ave., SL-69, New Orleans, LA 70112
Grading Policy:  Mandatory attendance - written exam
Enrollment:  10-50 students, T-1, T-2
Time of course:  Friday: 1:00 -3:00 p.m.
Session 3:  2 hrs for 1 session (continuation of course material


1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112