Associated Eye Care’s optometric residency program provides advanced training and experience in the treatment of ocular disease through patient care, clinical research, education and scholarship in an integrated eye care model.
PROGRAM SITES: Associated Eye Care, Stillwater, Minn.
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Jacob R. Lang, OD; Stephen Lane, MD; Evan Ballard, MD; Mary Bower
RESIDENCY DIRECTOR: Janice Jurkus, OD, MBA
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1
PROGRAM DATES: The program begins in July of each year and runs for 54 weeks. An orientation is provided in the first week of the program.
This post-graduate residency program is offered by AEC in Minnesota, an affiliate of ICO. The goal of this program is to provide advanced clinical training in the treatment of ocular disease, clinical research and surgical co-management and perioperative care, as well as comprehensive care to patients ranging in age from neonatal to geriatric. AEC’s integrated eye care model allows the resident to work in conjunction with both optometrists and ophthalmologists in a fast-paced private clinic that treats the entire spectrum of ocular pathologies. This organization includes a broad range of sub-specialized eye care providers such as pediatric, glaucoma, retina, dry eye, cornea and anterior segment, therapeutic contact lens, as well as refractive laser and cataract specialists. This structure allows us to care for our patient’s “vision for a lifetime.”
There will be after hours on-call time and two clinical projects, such as case reports, are required over the course of the year. Involvement in clinical research will also be required. Residents are invited to lecture and present case reports at resident seminars held in conjunction with ICO as well as local and national optometric conferences.
About Associated Eye Care
AEC is a comprehensive and tertiary eye care practice with optometric, ophthalmologic and optical services including a state of the art surgery center. There are currently five optometrists and 10 ophthalmologists at AEC, with sub-specialties in pediatrics, glaucoma, cornea and external disease, retina, anterior segment, oculoplastics and refractive surgery.
AEC utilizes cutting-edge technologies including anterior and posterior OCT, HRT, digital photography, automated visual fields, ultrasound biomicroscopy, Nova VEP and specular microscopy. Our dry eye clinic employs advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies such as Lipiview and Lipiflow devices and is an area of focus regarding clinical research. The surgical center is also on the forefront of technology and employs Intralase and excimer refractive lasers, as well as modern cataract technologies including LenSx femtosecond cataract surgery, the ORA system, as well as phakic and multifocal IOLs.
AEC exists to provide high quality, extensive eye care to the eastern Twin Cities metropolitan area and to patients of all ages through a multi-specialty, integrated care approach. We treat each patient with respect, dignity, kindness, and compassion and strive to continuously understand their needs and exceed their expectations of quality eye care. We are recognized by patients, primary care physicians, ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, and patients as a leading group of high integrity eye care professionals.
This residency in ocular disease is based in an integrated OD/MD model and is a rigorous 54-week educational experience designed to provide advanced clinical training in the examination, diagnosis and management of a broad scope of ocular conditions and diseases.
- The resident will perform mentored clinical care services to patients with ocular pathologies including, but not limited to, the areas of cornea and anterior segment, vitreous and retina, glaucoma, oculoplastics and pediatrics by utilizing medical management options, and when appropriate, pre-operative assessment and/or post-operative management.
- The resident will also preform comprehensive care of patients including complete eye exams and contact lens fitting.
- The resident will participate in after-hours emergent care.
- The resident will observe surgical techniques including advanced cataract procedures, LASIK and refractive procedures, SLT as well as surgical glaucoma procedures and lid procedures.
- The resident will participate in the clinical research taking place at AEC.
- The resident will be encouraged to present at least one poster or paper.
- The resident will prepare a manuscript of publishable quality.
- The resident will participate in and present at quarterly journal review meetings.
- The resident will participate in local and/or national optometric meetings.
The resident will spend a minimum of 40 hours each week at AEC.
Research and Educational Opportunities
The resident will participate in and attend continuing education events sponsored by AEC as well as attending state and national optometric events. A stipend is provided to help with associated expenses. They will participate in case studies and journal reviews as assigned by AEC staff. Some of the reviews will be in conjunction with the Minnesota chapter of the American Academy of Optometry. The resident will also have access to the ICO the library and communications department.
AEC is a national research center for glaucoma, dry eye, allergy, ocular infection, and ocular inflammation as well as surgical procedures and devices. The residents will participate in these studies throughout the program year and will prepare a research or case project/paper/poster of publishable quality.
Salary and Benefits
- Stipend: $35,000
- Health, dental, basic life & AD&D, supplemental life & AD&D, long-term disability and flex
- Paid leave–PTO/CE: 10 days and compensated professional meeting time is granted.
- Holidays: All standard holidays as recognized by AEC
- CE reimbursement: $1,000 for certain CE events approved by AEC
- License & malpractice insurance: Paid for the duration of the residency
The application deadline is February 1 of the year desired. Applicants must include a letter of intent, transcripts, NBEO scores (typically supplied by ORMS; applicants are encouraged to take Part III boards before January so that results can be included in the application), and two letters of recommendation.
For more information:
Jacob Lang, OD, FAAO
2950 Curve Crest Blvd.
Stillwater, MN 55082
“We hope the addition of vision and eye care services makes it easier for residents to access the care and treatment needed to maintain good eye health,” said Dr. Eric A. Baas, Chief of the Alfred and Sarah Rosenbloom Center on Vision and Aging at IEI. “The IEI clinic at Stickney is an extension of our community outreach program and is there to provide comprehensive eye care for adults and children of all ages.”
Leaders from the IEI and the Illinois College of Optometry, including ICO president Dr. Arol Augsburger, joined Stickney Township Supervisor and Stickney Public Health District Board President Louis S. Viverito and his team to celebrate the opening of new eye clinic, which began seeing patients in late July. The IEI at Stickney Township Medical Center will be open on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling (708) 424-9200.
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
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.
For more information:
RESIDENCY DIRECTOR: Janice Jurkus, OD, MBA
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1
PROGRAM DATES: The program begins in July of each year and runs for 54 weeks. An orientation is provided in the first week of the program.
- The program is directed by David R. Hardten, MD and Marlane J. Brown, OD.
- Dr. Brown is the director of optometric services and does specialty contact lens fitting, pre- and postoperative care as well as primary care optometry.
- The residency was formally accredited in 1999 and is affiliated with the Illinois College of Optometry.
- The ophthalmologists are consultative as well as active clinicians:
- Drs. Lindstrom, Hardten, Davis and Reeves are subspecialty trained in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery.
- Drs. Samuelson, Lindstrom, and Riedel are subspecialty trained in glaucoma.
- Drs. Lipham and Melicher are fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeons.
- The optometrists in the group include Scott Hauswirth, Ahmad Fahmy, Mona Fahmy, and Noumia Cloutier-Gill.
About the Phillips Eye Institute
Minnesota Eye Consultants Residency in Corneal and Refractive Eye Care Mission
OBJECTIVE 2: The resident will perform mentored clinical care services of patients undergoing surgical refractive correction, involving pre-operative assessment and post operative management of the following types of cases.
- Lasik, Lasek, and Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
- Phakic IOLs
- Multifocal and accommodative IOLs
- Refractive Lensectomy
- Conductive Keratoplasty
OBJECTIVE 3: The resident will perform mentored clinical care services of patients with corneal problems involving medical management, and when appropriate, pre-operative assessment and/ or post-operative management of the following types of cases.
- Penetrating keratoplasty
- Genetic corneal dystrophies
- Fuch’s dystrophies
- Corneal laceration
- Corneal injuries
- Infectious keratitis
- Band keratopathy
OBJECTIVE 4: The resident will perform mentored clinical care services of patients with cataract and associated problems involving medical management, and when appropriate, pre-operative assessment and/ or post-operative management of the following types of cases.
- Age related cataract
- Traumatic cataracts
- Pseudoexfoliative cataracts
- Cataract with penetrating keratoplasties
- Cataract following refractive surgery
- Infection following cataract surgery
- Open angle glaucoma
- Narrow angle glaucoma
- Pseudoexfoliative glaucoma
- Cases requiring filtering procedures, including but not limited to trabeculectomy, shunts, and viscocanalostomies.
OBJECTIVE / OUTCOME 6
- The resident will attend at least one professional meeting during the year.
- The resident will present at least one poster or paper.
- The resident will prepare at least one publishable manuscript
OBJECTIVE / OUTCOME 7
- The resident will teach optometric attendees during the minifellowships held at this clinic
- The resident will participate and present in the quarterly journal ‘club’ meetings.
- The resident will participate in the ICO residents’ conferences held on the ICO campus in Chicago.
Materials and Further Information:
710 E. 24th St., Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55404
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Stephanie Klemencic, OD (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
RESIDENCY DIRECTOR: Janice Jurkus, OD, MBA
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 5
PROGRAM DATES: Accredited, one-year program (53 weeks), beginning July 1
*July – mid-November in Primary Care and Emergency services residents perform direct patient care only. Mid-November – end of the program, residents’ will mainly precept students in the Primary Care and Emergency services, but maintain ½ day of direct patient care Primary Care throughout the year.
**Additional responsibility includes the on-call emergency service rotation, which occurs for a one-week period on a five week rotating basis with the other primary care and ocular disease residents at the Illinois Eye Institute. The resident is responsible for emergency eye care delivered at the Illinois Eye Institute both during and after hours.
Residents develop/enhance skills of an advanced diagnostic nature:
CRITERIA FOR COMPLETION
For more information:
A combined mission of the health care center translate to active duty military, their family members, military retirees and veterans are all receiving care at the facility. The health care center and its branch clinics ensure that nearly 40,000 Navy recruits transitioning through Naval Station Great Lakes each year are medically qualified. We care for nearly 67,000 eligible military and retiree beneficiaries each year and provide first-rate care to veterans throughout Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. There are two residency positions offered at the FHCC; uniquely, both a military and a civilian position are offered.
Optometry Clinic at the West Campus
The optometry clinic on the West Campus is headed by an active duty Navy optometrist, who is supported by two civilian optometrists along with one active duty Navy optometry resident. The ophthalmology clinic is supported by two full- time civilian ophthalmologists and part-time consultants. The ophthalmology specialties available are vitreo-retina, neuro-ophthalmology, oculo-plastics, cornea and glaucoma. The merger of VA and DoD provides an opportunity for optometry to work closely with ophthalmology to provide supervision and a vast patient-base to facilitate an advanced clinical training environment in primary care and ocular disease. In addition, this program meets the unique mission of the Navy, VA and the FHCC.
MISSION GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE RESIDENCY
The mission of this Residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at Federal Health Care Center is to provide advanced clinical competency and schol-arly development for the Navy and civilian post-graduate optometrists so that they can get the ultimate preparation to meet the mission of the Navy in all military settings.
To provide supervised clinical education experience, resident will:
- Examine a minimum of 1,500 patients in clinic either alone or in conjunction with optometry and/or ophthalmology supervisors during the course of the residency.
- See all stat consults to the clinic with optometry and/or ophthalmology supervisors during the course of the residency. Mini-mum of 50 stat consults need to be seen in 12 months.
- See at least 25 cases in which nutritional deficiencies are assessed based on clinical examination.
- Spend a minimum of 8 hours of clinical observation in each of the following clinics: neurology, cardiology (peripheral vascular lab) and primary care clinic.
- Maintain a log of patients seen in the ICO Meditrek system.
To advance their academic education and training, residents will:
- Present at grand rounds to Illinois College of Optometry students and faculty.
- Attend a national or regional optometric meeting and will be encouraged to do a clinical poster during residency.
- Produce a research paper, literature review or case report of publishable quality by the end of the program.
- Participate in monthly journal club discussions learning to critically review current ophthalmic literature in order to promote lifetime learning.
- Be encouraged to sit for the Advanced Competency in Medical Optometry examination. Prepare for the Academy of Optometry Fellowship oral boards to attain FAAO status.
- Maintain a log of scholarly schedule and a didactic activity log.
- Provide resident didactic education to support patient care he/she will attend weekly conference at ICO. Be provided a recommended reading list.
- Optometry residency completed in the first tour of Naval duty while still receiving officer salary. The civilian position is part of the DVA Medical Care Nationwide System Match. Gain knowledge from experienced optometrists and ophthalmologists.
- Become well-rounded through multi-disciplinary rounds.
- Manage emergent ocular disease cases with confidence and poise.
- Understand the meaning of practicing full-scope optometry. Interview for the residency coordinator position the following year (Navy only).
- Completion of most FAAO fellowship and ABO certification requirements. Instill a sense of preparedness for any solo billet moves.
ONE POSITION OPEN TO U.S. CITIZEN. ONE POSITION OPEN TO ACTIVE DUTY NAVY OPTOMETRIST.
If interested please contact:
Navy Specialty Leader:
CAPT Penny Walter
Main Residency Coordinator:
Dr. Stuart Richer
- Visit the ORMatch website and register by December 31, 2012.
- Contact the program coordinator declaring your interest in applying. This information is provided on the program overview
page for each residency.
- Send the following documents to the program coordinator no later than February 1:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Brief letter of interest in the program
- Official optometry school transcript
- Official NBEO transcript
- Three letters of recommendation from clinical faculty
4. You may then be contacted for an on-site interview
5. After completing the interview process, complete the ORMatch Applicant’s ranking form.
Submit this form on or before the OR Match-designated deadline (to be announced.)
Providing advanced competency training in the treatment of anterior segment disease through education, scholarship and patient care
PROGRAM SITE: Davis Duehr Dean, Madison, Wis.
PROGRAM COORDINATORS: John Vukich, MD & Robert Heyden, OD (email: email@example.com)
RESIDENCY DIRECTOR: Janice Jurkus, OD, MBA
NUMBER OF POSTIONS: 1
PROGRAM DATES: Accredited, 1 year program: August 1 – July 31
This post-graduate residency program is offered by the Illinois College of Optometry in conjunction with Davis Duehr Dean in Madison, Wis. The goal of this program is to provide advanced clinical training in the treatment of anterior segment disease, surgical co-management and perioperative care of cataract, and refractive surgery patients, as well the fitting of medical contact lenses. Procedures covered include LASIK, PK, EK, PRK, PTK, corneal cross-linking, clear lens extraction, phakic IOLs and multifocal IOLs. First-hand experience with Orbscan, Pentacam, wavefront and other new technologies will be available.
The curriculum includes medical contact lens fitting for keratoconus, irregular astigmatism, post PK and post-refractive surgery patients. Sub-specialty rotations in glaucoma and retina are part of the optional clinic studies.
Residents are invited to lecture and present case reports at resident seminars held in conjunction with the Illinois College of Optometry. The program is fully accredited and successfully underwent re-accreditation in 2011.
ABOUT DAVIS DUEHR DEAN
Davis Duehr Dean is located in the capital city of Madison, and is the largest eye care group in Wisconsin, with over 60,000 patient visits annually. Established over 90 years ago, the clinic consists of 23 ophthalmologists and 11 optometrists. The refractive surgery center has a MEL 80 Zeiss excimer laser, as well as a Visx Custom View Wavescan system on site. The clinic maintains a fully accredited ambulatory surgery center. Wisconsin has progressive legislation regarding optometric therapeutics and all instruction is within the scope of practice allowed by state law.
- To enhance skills in the diagnosis and management of: anterior segment diseasepre/post-surgical carecornea/contact lens careglaucomavitreo-retinal diseaseprimary eye care
- To develop/enhance skills of an advanced diagnostic or management nature: post-surgical caremedical contact lens careophthalmic photographycorneal topography, wave front technology
To accomplish these objectives, the resident participates in the following rotations:
- Cataract Refractive Surgery Clinic:
- 15 hours/week
- Cornea/External Disease Clinic: 12 hours/week
- Primary Care/Contact Lens Clinic: 8 hours/week
- Optional rotation in Retina Clinic: 4-8 hours/week for 3 mos.
- Optional rotation in Glaucoma Clinic: 4-8 hours/week for 3 mos.
- Lectures/Grand Rounds: 1 hour/week
- Self-study/Research: 4 hours/week
The resident will spend a minimum of 40 hours each week at Davis Duehr Dean.
The resident is required to submit a paper of publishable quality during the course of the residency year. This may be in the format of a literature review, case report, or original research.
The resident attends and participates in weekly conferences that take place at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in the department of ophthalmology. Residents may attend, at no charge, any continuing education courses provided by ICO. The resident has full access to any of the material or services provided at the college. This includes the library and media production department.
The resident will participate in a seminar at ICO provided by an expert in medical education. The goal of this program is to enhance the resident’s clinical precepting skills as well as to aid the resident with development of public speaking skills. As there is one residency position at Davis Duehr Dean, and no students, there are no student precepting opportunities for the resident.
The residency program coordinators are responsible for supervision of the resident; however, the resident works with a variety of faculty members. The program coordinators report to the Director of Residencies at the college. The resident receives three formal evaluations in addition to informal feedback from the residency program coordinators and other faculty. Grand Rounds presentations given twice a year at the college are evaluated by faculty in attendance. A summary report is generated by the program coordinator and reviewed with the resident. The resident is asked to evaluate the program faculty and residency experience at mid-year and at the end of the program.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The resident’s stipend is $34,000 per year. A full professional benefits package including professional liability, health, life, dental and limited term disability insurance is provided. Two weeks vacation per year and compensated professional meeting time is granted. Travel expenses related to activities at ICO are paid by the college.
CRITERIA FOR COMPLETION
Attendance at all clinical assignments.Attendance and participation in all scheduled conferences.Submission of a paper of publishable quality. Successful completion of all learning objectives.
Materials and further information:
Robert Heyden, OD
1025 Regent St.
Madison, WI 53715