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About the Program

The Department of Ophthalmology offers a clerkship and several electives for Years 3 and 4 students. 

In Year 3, students will be exposed to general and sub-specialty ophthalmology at the Cincinnati Eye Institute, the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Students will be taught essential ophthalmic examination techniques, participate in patient examinations, and may have an opportunity to observe ophthalmic surgery.

In Year 4, students will have the opportunity to take elective courses. The UC Department of Ophthalmology currently offers four elective courses:

General Ophthalmology ICE – Lisa Kelly, MD
Ophthalmology Description (PDF)
Ophthalmology Syllabus (PDF)

Pediatric Ophthalmology - Eniolami Dosunmu, MD
Pediatric-Ophthalmology-Description (PDF)
Pediatric-Ophthalmology-Syllabus (PDF)

Ophthalmic Research - Winston Kao, PhD
Ophthalmic Research Description (PDF)
Ophthalmic Research Syllabus (PDF)

Clinical Ophthalmology ICE – Basil K. Williams, Jr., MD
Neuro-Ophth-Description (PDF)
Neuro-Ophth-Syllabus (PDF)

Online Fundamentals of Ophthalmology – Lisa Kelly, MD

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231 Albert Sabin Way, 5th Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0527