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Nearly a Quarter Million Dollar Grant Awarded to Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago Public SchoolsTuesday, 12 February 2013 13:37
|The Illinois College of Optometry's school-based clinic, the Illinois Eye Institute at Princeton, received a $249,000 grant from the Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation. The grant will be used to expand clinic capacity and address the unmet vision care needs of Chicago Public Schools students.|
CHICAGO, Feb. 12, 2013 –The Illinois College of Optometry and Chicago Public Schools have received a $249,000 grant in support of their school-based eye clinic, the Illinois Eye Institute at Princeton, which has served more than 11,000 students since it opened two years ago. The grant was awarded by the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation, an organization committed to improving the health of all children across the state.
“The mission of the foundation is to create opportunities for and lead in the development of initiatives that improve the health of all children,” said ILCHF Senior Program Officer Bob Egan. “By partnering with ICO and CPS, children will have the opportunity to succeed in school and be ready to learn by receiving the proper eye care they need to grow up healthy.”
“We are very pleased the ILCHF has awarded us this significant grant and recognizes the essential services our school-based eye clinic provides,” said ICO President Dr. Arol Augsburger. “This grant will go a long way in supporting our efforts to address the unmet need of vision care for children within the city of Chicago.”
In partnership with CPS, ICO established the nation’s largest school-based clinic—the Illinois Eye Institute at Princeton—to provide primary and advanced eye care services year-round to underserved youth. For some, this clinic has provided access to needed corrective eyewear for the first time. The award from the ILCHF will be used to increase clinic capacity and invest in equipment that will provide advanced diagnostic testing onsite. The grant will also provide critical support for an additional staff person to champion the program within the CPS system.
"Since the clinic has been opened, more than 11,000 students have received eye exams and 75 percent have received eyeglasses,” said CPS Chief Health Officer Dr. Stephanie A. Whyte. “Without a doubt, we know those children have an increased opportunity to perform better in school. We value our partnership with ICO and are grateful to the ILCHF for supporting our efforts to expand vision services for CPS students."
The clinic is outfitted with 13 eye exam lanes and is open Monday to Friday, with mornings reserved to accommodate CPS schools and afternoons structured to see walk-ins and provide necessary follow-up care. ICO students provide much of the clinical care under the supervision of optometrists who are also ICO faculty members. Youth in need of advanced or immediate care are referred to the Illinois Eye Institute for further testing.
The Research Symposium at ICO is held annually in October, showcasing the outstanding quality and diversity of research at ICO for the preceding year. The Research Symposium cultivates a research environment and provides an opportunity for faculty, residents and students to present their research work and discuss research ideas. Posters from professional meetings are exhibited, including SECO, ARVO, AOA, COVD, WCO, AAO, IBIA, ISER, GSLS, Society for Neuroscience and other meetings. Publications are also displayed.
The Symposium is also intended to spotlight exceptional faculty, residents and students through the various awards that are presented for presentations and publications. Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Research Symposium which will be held on Friday October 11th, 2013!
2012 Professional Presentations and Abstracts
|1. Allen, M, Kattouf, V, Beatty, R, Pang, Y, Messner, S, Messner, L, Devick, S, Huynh, D, Gonzales, C, Franz, S, Pham, B, Pall, J. The King- Devick Test as a Reading Fluency Training Program. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
2. Pihos, A, Stone, W. Septo-Optic Dysplasia Diagnosed in a Teenage Female. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
3. Potwin, S, Saidel, M. Diagnostic Features Of Corneal Intraepithelial Neoplasia Utilizing Lissamine Green Dye. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
4. Allison, C, Sigler, M. Visual Findings in Waardenburg Syndrome. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
5. Chun, R, Crumbliss, K. Spontaneous Crystalline Lens Resorption in a Low Vision Patient with Hallermann-Streiff Syndrome. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
6. Chaglasian, E. Optometry School Graduates Self Perception of Confidence Upon Graduation and 1 Year Later: Does Residency Training Truly Increase Confidence? American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
7. Ittner, E. Treatment of Penicillin-Hypersensitive Ocular Syphilis Patient. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
8. Saeed, F. Low Vision Rehabilitation for Homonymous Hemianopsia secondary to Cerebrovascular Accident to the right Occipital lobe. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
9. McLeod, H. Orbital Metastatic Disease. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
10. McLeod, H, Richter, S. Ocular Hypertension in a Patient with Osteopetrosis. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
11. Condie, J, Desai, P. Complicated Cranial Nerve VI Palsy. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
12. Gebhardt, J. Atypical Anterior Scleritis. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
13. Longo, M, Harthan, J. Acute Corneal Hydrops in Pellucid Marginal Degeneration. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
14. Foreman, K, Baas, E, Sanghera, N, Bakkum, B, Beckerman, S. Test-Retest Reliability of the Wayne Saccadic Fixator in Professional Soccer Players. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
15. O'Leary, K. Sturge-Weber Syndrome. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
16. Leong, D, Messner, L. Spontaneous Resolution of Vitreomacular Traction Syndrome observed by Optical Coherence Tomography: A Case Report. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
17. McDowell, P. Case of Unilateral Sickle Cell Retinopathy in a Pediatric Patient. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
18. McDowell, P. Classic Findings of Noonan Syndrome in 5 Year Old Twins with Refractive Amblyopia. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
19. Nguyen, M. Utilization of Ocular Coherence Tomography and Electroretinogram in the Diagnosis of Myopic Macula Schisis. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
20. Potwin, S, Nehls, A, Saidel, M. Ocular Manifestations Of Childhood Inflammation. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
21. Kosciuk, N. Atypical presentation of a frontal sinus mucocele with diplopia and ocular pain. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
22. Sanghera, N, Baas, E, Bakkum, B, Foreman, K, Beckerman, S. Sports Vision Evaluation Findings in an Elite Athlete Population. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
23. Bhakhri, R, Ittner, E. Progressive Outer Retinal Necrosis Following Varicella Zoster Infection. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
24. Rozwat, A, Teitelbaum, B. Dramatic Decrease in Intraocular Pressure in a Glaucoma Patient after Cataract Surgery. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
25. Byun, S, Klemencic, S. Bilateral Peripapillary Choroidal Neovascularization Presenting as Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
26. Byun, S, Messner, L. Headache as the Presenting Symptom of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
27. Pandya, S. Rehabilitation of Homonymous Hemianopia Through Eli Peli Field Expansion Lenses. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
28. To, A. Pediatric Contact Lens Management of Aphakic and Phakic Prescriptions for Bilateral Lens Subluxation. American Optometric Association 2012 Annual Meeting.
29. Block, S, Wang-Harris, S, Powdhar, C, Applewhite-Waldron, M. Evaluation Validity of US Visual Processing Tests on English Speaking Trinidadian Children. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
30. Block, S, Suckow, M. Prevalence of Refractive Error in 6-7 Year Olds as Compared to 11-12 Year Olds at the Chicago School-Based Vision Clinic. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
31. Chaglasian, E, Tran, H. Overnight Lens Wearing Habits of Students Who Have and Have Not Received Formal Didactic Contact Lens Education at The Illinois College of Optometry. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
32. Desai, P. Nodular Scleritis with Corneal Immune Ring. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
33. McLeod, H, Simpson, D. Utilization of Text Messaging in the Glaucoma Patient Population. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
34. Harthan, J. Irregular Corneas and the RevitalEyes Post-Surgical Lens: A Case Series. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
35. Kattouf, V, Kadakia, B. A Two Case Report: The need for extended follow up in order to achieve the most accurate amblyopia diagnosis. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
36. Kelly, S, Pang, Y, Richter, D, Vance, C, Yeung, B, McIntosh, D. The Limits of Agreement (LoA) Between the Pelli-Robson test and the CSV-1000. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
37. Matchinski, T, Winters, J. Comparison of Motion Sickness Symptoms: Visually Impaired and Non-Visually Impaired. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
38. Goldberg, N, Brown, J. An Atypical Presentation of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
39. Opitz, D, Roberts, D, Wilensky, J. The Effect of Photograph-Assisted Contour Line Drawing on HRT Optic Nerve Classifications. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
40. Opitz, D, Sacksteder, R, Thoele, J, Brown, S, Young, L. The Effect of Cataract Surgery on SLT. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
41. Pang, Y, Gabriel, H, Xiong, P, Trinh, C, Partida, C, Soo Hoo, R, Block, S. Is CISS a Valid Instrument for Evaluating Oculomotor Dysfunction and Accommodative Insufficiency? American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
42. Roberts, D, Nau, C, Wilensky, J. High-Resolution Ultrasound Echogenic Lines Overlying the Pars Plana in Normal and Age-Related Long Anterior Zonule Eyes. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
43. Saeed, F, Schlange, D. Factors Influencing Improvement in LogMAR Visual Acuity in Patients with Albinism. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
44. Schlange, D, Maino, D. "Executive Functioning" Attentional Performance Disorders in Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
45. Shah, M. Bilateral Endogenous Endophthalmitis in a Patient with Myelodysplastic Syndrome. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
46. Speilburg, A, Teitelbaum, B, Messner, L. Peripheral Ischemia as a Risk Factor in the Management of Diabetic Macular Edema. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
47. Stelmack, J, Tang, C, Wei, Y, Massof, R. The Effectiveness of Low-Vision Rehabilitation in Two Cohorts Derived from the VA LOVIT Study. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
48. Suckow, M, Block, S. Referrals From a School-Based Vision Clinic: Finding Ways to Increase Follow Up Care. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
49. Kattouf, V, Kadakia, B, Allen, M, Nordwall, R. Refractive Error and Amblyogenic Risk Factors in African American Pre-School Children. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
50. Stone, W, Baker, J. Bilateral, Consecutive Stage 1 Macular Holes Following Uncomplicated Phacoemulsification Surgeries. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
51. Wyles, E, Donati, R. A Comparison of the MacuScope and QuanitiEye Macular Pigment Densitometers. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
52. Young, L, Brown, S. Presentation of Chandler's Syndrome in Patient with History of Guillain-Barré Syndrome. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
53. Michaud, L, Woo, S, Dinardo-Lotoczky, A, Harthan, J, Bennett, E, Morgan, B, Reeder, R. Clinical Evaluation of a Large Diameter Rigid-Gas Permeable Lens for the Correction of Refractive Astigmatism. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
54. Boshart, B, Naroo, S, Morgan, P, Sorbara, L, Jurkus, J, Lazon, P, Bitton, E, Sweeney, D, and the IACLE Team. IACLE: International Association of Contact Lens Educators. American Academy of Optometry 2012 Annual Meeting.
55. Nesbitt, D, Hastings, K, McGill, D, Ireland, D, Zoltoski, R. Development of Vision Therapy Controls for Vergence and Accommodative Disorders. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2012 Annual Meeting.
56. Klute, K, Landes, M, Harthan, J, Zoltoski, R. A Comparison Of Axial Lens Lengths In A Relaxed State And Accommodative State Using Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography And A-scan Ultrasonography. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2012 Annual Meeting.
57. Zoltoski, R, Wyles, E, Harthan, J, Kuszak, J. Effect Of Accommodation On The Lens Ultrastructure As Measured Using Slit Lamp Photos And Wave Front Analysis. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2012 Annual Meeting.
58. Bhakhri, R, Chun, R, Coalter, J, Jay, W. A Survey of Smartphone Usage in Low Vision Patients. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2012 Annual Meeting.
59. Block, S, Suckow, M, Reed, S. Retrospective Review Of Records From A School Based Vision Clinic Serving The Chicago Community. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2012 Annual Meeting.
60. Wyles, E, Donati, R. A Clinical Comparison of the MacuScope and QuantifEye Macular Pigment Densitometers. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2012 Annual Meeting.
61. Kattouf, V, Beard, J, Chang, C, Tevar, A. Prevalence of Refractive Amblyogenic Risk Factors in Varying Age Groups of the Preschool Population. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2012 Annual Meeting.
62. Kelly, S, Pang, Y, Richter, D, Vance, C, McIntosh, D, Yeung, B. Improving the Reliability of the CSV-1000 Test. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2012 Annual Meeting.
63. Roberts, D, Wilensky, J. Persistent Pupillary Membranes and Long Anterior Zonules. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2012 Annual Meeting.
64. Saeed, F, Schlange, D. Effectiveness of Therapeutic Tinted Contact Lenses (CL) in Patients with Albinism. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2012 Annual Meeting.
65. Stelmack, J, Tang, C, Massof, R. Changes in Patients' Performance of Daily Activities after Low Vision Treatment. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2012 Annual Meeting.
66. Block, S, Suckow, M, O'Leary, K. Building a School-Based Vision Clinic in Chicago: Our Experience After the First 18 Months. College of Optometrists in Vision Development 2012 Annual Meeting.
67. Maino, D, Schlange, D, Head, J. Treating Functional Anomalies Associated with Organic Disease. College of Optometrists in Vision Development 2012 Annual Meeting.
68. O'Leary, K, Nehls, A, Maino, D, Zoltoski, R. Computerized Home Vision Therapy: Patient Preferences. College of Optometrists in Vision Development 2012 Annual Meeting.
69. Schlange, D, Maino, D, Caden, B. The Fischer Fixtest for Fixation and Saccade Reaction Time Differentiates Between Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Adult Patients. College of Optometrists in Vision Development October 2011.
70. Allison, C, Nehls, A. Developing Independent Thinking During a Residency Program. World Council of Optometry 2012.
71. Block, S, Conrad, V, Suckow, M. Integrating Community Based Eye Care into the Optometric Education Program in a Large Urban Setting. World Council of Optometry 2012.
72. Block, S. Addressing the eyecare needs of Special Olympic Athletes: Results of the 2011 World Games in Athens, Greece. World Council of Optometry 2012.
73. Harthan, J, Reeder, R. A Case Series on the RevitalEyes Post-Surgical Lens. Global Specialty Lens 2012 Annual Symposium.
74. Reeder, R, Harthan, J, Matchinski, T. The Large and The Small of It. Global Specialty Lens 2012 Annual Symposium.
75. Jurkus, J. Size Matters. Global Specialty Lens 2012 Annual Symposium.
76. Block, S, Conrad, V, Suckow, M. Year 1- Serving Chicago School Children at the Illinois Eye Institute (IEI) at Princeton Vision Clinic. International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness 2012 Ninth General Assembly.
77. Block, S. Analysis of Visual Findings for Persons with Intellectual Disability By Level of Country Development. International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness 2012 Ninth General Assembly.
78. Maino, D, Schlange, D. Improving Vision Function in the Patient with Traumatic Brain Injury. The International Brain Injury Association's Ninth World Congress on Brain Injury 2012 Meeting.
79. Zoltoski, R, Davis, E, Theisen, K, McArdle, G. Establishing anterior epithelial cell viability in pig lens epithelial cell explants. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2011 Annual Meeting.
80. Bakkum, B. Why Is It Called the Loop of Meyer When He Was Not the First to Describe It? Society for Neuroscience 2012 Annual Meeting.
Publications Oct 2011 – Oct 2012
2012 Research Symposium Award List
Student-Mentor Award: Dr. Rebecca Zoltoski (3)
Author of the Most Publications: Dr. Yi Pang (4)
Author of the Most Presentations: Dr. Darrell Schlange (6) and Dr. Jennifer Harthan (6)
Most Popular Faculty Poster: Dr. Faheemah Saeed and Dr. Darrell Schlange
Most Popular Student Poster: David Simpson (4th-year student) and Dr. Heather McLeod
Upon completing his bachelors degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Baas received his optometric and residency training at ICO, where he has been a part-time faculty member since 2007. In 2009 Dr. Baas founded Marketplace Vision, a private practice, where he continues to see patients and manage the office. He is active with the IEI Sports Vision Service conducting vision screenings and providing care for collegiate and professional athletes in the Chicago area. Dr. Baas is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and has lectured on numerous topics in practice management.
Ever since I was a student at ICO I knew that I wanted to return as a full-time faculty member. The clinical education is unrivaled and the faculty, staff and administration work as a cohesive unit to ensure that every single student is provided the tools they need to become a successful optometrist. My current position allows me to utilize both my clinical and administrative skills in an academic setting and I am excited to be a part of the ICO/IEI team.
Illinois College of Optometry Faculty First to be Elected President of Illinois Optometric AssociationThursday, 27 September 2012 17:10
September 27, 2012 (CHICAGO) — Illinois College of Optometry faculty member Geoffrey Goodfellow, OD, will be installed as the president of the Illinois Optometric Association at its annual convention in Springfield. Dr. Goodfellow will take the reins of the state association from Oak Lawn native Sandra Bury, OD, on Saturday. He follows the path of many ICO alumni but is the first full-time faculty member chosen to lead the association.
“Illinois is a strong optometric state, and I’m looking forward to playing a continued role in its successes,” says Dr. Goodfellow, who previously held the positions of vice president and president of the IOA’s local society at ICO, and served as the IOA’s education trustee for six years. “ICO has had lots of alumni throughout the state serve as IOA president, but we’ve never had a faculty member that has been in this position, so it’s exciting for the college.”
During his tenure as IOA president, one of Dr. Goodfellow’s primary goals is to breathe new life into the organization’s committees, thereby getting more members involved.
“There are still some committees that are pretty active, but others, for one reason or another, fell into disuse,” he says. “I’ve worked hard with the other trustees and with the IOA office to try to resurrect the committee structure again. We particularly want to involve the local society presidents from around the state and have them each serve on a committee and move action items forward. With any organization, the more you can get people involved, the better the organization is.”
For more information about Dr. Goodfellow, view his biography.
Dear Dr. Tulenko,
I am writing as President of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO), the academic leadership organization representing the twenty-one accredited schools and colleges of optometry in the 50 states and Puerto Rico. Our member institutions educate and train the nation’s Doctors of Optometry. This letter is to take issue with several comments pertaining to optometry and health professions education made in your September 13, 2012, New York Times Op-Ed, “America’s Health Worker Mismatch.”
You refer to Doctors of Optometry as “therapists” and the profession as guilty of “credential creep.” The educational requirements for the Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree involve the completion of an accredited four-year post-baccalaureate professional doctoral program and have for more than 50 years. Indeed, doctors of optometry provide roughly two thirds of all eye care delivered in the United States. The construct of “credential creep” was inappropriately applied.
Erroneous facts notwithstanding, the effort to stimulate discussion of the challenge of meeting the country’s health care needs and developing a strong and properly deployed workforce is laudable. The Op-Ed’s emphasis upon caring for underserved populations both here and abroad is equally so. However, I believe that you confuse symptoms (credential creep) with solutions and mistakenly focus blame upon schools of the health professions.
While the central theme of the Op-Ed is the negative impact of migration by health professionals out of developing countries, you appear to sweep many non-MD providers in the United States along with your logic. You seem to infer that it is undesirable for non-MD providers (credential creep) to acquire the skills to render higher level care and that the solution is simply to expand enrollment in US Medical Schools. Doctors of Optometry, as well as other doctoral health care professionals including dentists, podiatrists, pharmacists, and others, have been rendering care for many years and yes, in many cases help to compensate for a shortage of primary care physicians. The quality of patient care outcomes by these providers has historically been high and I would suggest that rather than being a symptom of the problem, they are a part of the solution for meeting an increasing demand for health care in this country. The same may be said for the enhanced use and expanded privileging of ancillary personnel.
The effort to place the blame on health professions education programs for not simply expanding enrollment disregards a decades-long trend of decreasing public support for higher education in general and health care provider education in particular. Indeed, the reduction in public support has shifted escalating costs in health care and education onto the backs of students in the form of tuition. The high cost and high debt frequently dissuades well-qualified candidates from applying. It is often not a question of whether programs want to expand, but rather whether they can afford to. Notably, in spite of reduced public support, there has in fact been an expansion in the number of health professions programs in the United States over the past decade.
Finally, I would also share that Doctors of Optometry must be licensed by the state board of the state in which they wish to practice. All states either accept or require passage of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry examination or a combination of the national exam and a state-administered examination for licensure. Only graduates of the 21 schools and colleges of optometry in the U.S. and the two in Canada meet the accreditation criteria to be licensed in the United States. By lumping together health professions schools from a multitude of disciplines together and stating that “The same licensing system actually favors foreign-trained workers, who for various reasons, do not meet these degree requirements”, is untrue and misleading to your readers.
ASCO appreciates the opportunity to set the record straight regarding the applicability of the conclusions reached in your Op-Ed piece in the New York Times.
David. A. Heath, O.D., ED.M.
cc: Thomas Feyer, Letters Editor
New York Times
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Charles Kinnaird, OD
RESIDENCY DIRECTOR: Janice Jurkus, OD, MBA
NUMBER OF POSTIONS: 3
PROGRAM DATES: July 1-June 30
Our program offers extensive exposure to the management of ocular disease ranging from medical / surgical through and including low vision rehabilitation. JBVAMC is affiliated with the Illinois College of Optometry and the University of Illinois Medical School.
The ocular disease program at Jesse Brown is located in a joint optometry/ophthalmology eye clinic with shared facilities and equipment. The clinic has twelve general examining rooms, two visual field rooms with threshold and kinetic instruments, a minor suite for surgery, laser (argon & krypton, YAG, SLT) rooms, photogra¬phy room, electrodiagnosis / ultrasonography & retinal topography suite, eye library, offices, and a conference room. Full scope optometric and ophthalmologic ser¬vices are provided by seven O.D.’s, three VA opto¬metry residents, four optometry students, seven attending ophthalmologists, two ophthalmology fellows, three ophthalmology residents, and consulting ophthalmology professors from the University of Illinois, Dept. of Ophthalmology. Residents provide routine eye examinations, visual field interpretation, ultrasonography, complete digital imaging (including OCT, digital fluorescein angiography and fundus photography), experience with ocular prostheses, and ultrasonography (both posterior segment as well as UBM). Residents gain contact lenses experience with keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, aphakia, corneal trauma, s/p PKP, s/p PRK or LASIK and anisometropia , and have access to a variety of gas permeable, hybrid and soft lens diagnostic fitting sets including: Synergeyes KC, A and Clearkone, Dynaintralimbal standard and post-graft, Rose K and Rose K 2, Soper, Cooper Prosthetic and Aphakic lenses, and standard RGP, bitoric and reverse geo lens kits with extensive parameters and power availability.
The low vision part of the program at Hines Hospital is located in the Central Blind Rehabilitation Center. There the optometry residents func¬tion to direct the clinical low vision services that are offered to veterans. It is based on a multidisciplinary team approach to rehabilitation, where veterans are provided train¬ing with the intent of allowing adjustment to disability and reentry into community life. In addition to the inpatient services an Outpatient Clinic provides low vision rehabilitation services for both partially sighted and legally blind veterans located in the Chicago area.
Clinical conferences, seminars, and rounds take place at JBVAMC, University of Illinois Dept. of Ophthalmology, and the Illinois Eye Institute at the Illinois College of Optometry. The resident is expected to attend weekly optometric conferences at JBVAMC, and participates in bi-monthly glaucoma & neuro-ophthalmology rounds, monthly retinal rounds and weekly Grand Rounds at UIC Dept. of Ophthalmology.
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