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Wilmer Residency Training

Residency Training:

Second-Year Rotations (PGY-3)

The second-year rotations are devoted primarily to subspecialty clinical services with supervision by full-time faculty at Wilmer. These rotations include: glaucoma, cornea/uveitis, pediatrics/strabismus, retina, and pathology/consults.  A substantial portion of the subspecialty rotations is devoted to learning ocular surgery and laser therapy.  Residents maintain a continuity clinic in the Wilmer GES one day a week.

Glaucoma
Preceptors: Harry Quigley, Henry Jampel, David Friedman, Pradeep Ramulu, Michael Boland, Derek Welsbie, Ian Pitha

The resident on the Glaucoma Service performs works with all members of the faculty and has a weekly glaucoma clinic when patients referred through the General Eye Service (GES) are evaluated for surgery under the supervision of the faculty. Residents develop skill in glaucoma surgery (trabeculectomies, tube shunts, cyclodestructive procedures, and laser procedures). Each resident performs over 10 primary incisional glaucoma surgeries in addition to lasers.

Pediatrics/Strabimus
Preceptors: David Guyton, Michael Repka, Courtney Kraus, Anya Trumler, Megan Collins, Alex Christoff

This rotation includes two day and half days pediatrics clinic in the Wilmer GES where residents evaluate and manage children with a variety of ocular problems including strabismus and amblyopia (supervised by the pediatric ophthalmology faculty, orthoptists and pediatrics fellow). One and a half days are spent in the operating room performing and assisting strabismus cases. Residents will perform an average of 20-30 primary strabismus surgeries during this rotation.

Retina
Preceptors: Neil Bressler, Susan Bressler, Sharon Solomon, Adam Wenik, Adrienne Scott, Akrit Sodhi, Hendrik Scholl

The Retina Service rotation allows the resident to see a high volume of patients with diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and occlusive retinal vasculopathy. Laser therapy and interpretation of diagnostic tests, such as fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography, are performed under the direction of the Retina faculty. Fluorescein angiography conference takes place every Monday morning, along with a monthly surgical retina conference. Residents also spend one day a week in the GES medical retina clinic performing retina lasers. Each resident performs on average 25-40 retina lasers.

Path/Consults
Preceptors: Charles Eberhart, ACS, Eric Singman, and subspecialty faculty Two and a half days per week are spent in the Ophthalmic Pathology division with Dr. Eberhart.

The resident manages the consult service on the weekdays and serves as the backup for Mark D’Souza, MBBS, PA, who performs inpatients and emergency room consults consults three and a half days a week.  The consult resident is also primarily responsible inpatient consults one and a half day per week and provide back up to the first year resident performing emergency room consults. The consults resident  sees an enormous variety of pathology on a daily basis and the opportunity to interact with residents and faculty from other departments; it is not uncommon for residents to publish papers based on patients seen in consultation. The Consult resident also performs globe trauma repair as well as other urgent cases and procedures with the ACS and/or other faculty. 

Cornea/Cataract/Uveitis
Preceptors: Albert Jun, Bryn Burkholder, Fasika Woreta, Ian Pitha, Yassine Daoud

The resident spends one day per week with Dr. Jun seeing patients with corneal and anterior segment disease and Johns Hopkins Green Spring Station, additional half day per week with Drs. Woreta and Daoud evaluating corneal patients at Wilmer.  On this rotation, residents learn the nuances of a cataract evaluation and begin to schedule their own primary cases from the General Eye Service. Approximately, one day per week is spent in the operating room assisting Dr. Jun on cataract and corneal cases as well as performing primary phacoemulsification procedures under the supervision of Drs. Jun and Pitha. During this rotation, residents perform 10-20 phacoemulsification procedures and other anterior segment surgery as primary surgeon. In addition, one day per week is spent with Dr. Burkholder in the uveitis faculty practice evaluating patients with complex uveitic eye disease. 

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