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Ophthalmology (OPHTHO)

Dept. Contact Darlene Dement
Location LUH - North Entrance 2675
Phone 708-216-4161



Department: Ophthalmology 
Course Number: OPSPEC-403 
Course Title: Ophtho: Specialty Rotation 
No. of Students: 4  
Supervisor: Yasmin Shayesteh, MD  
Duration: 2.0 weeks 
Periods Offered: All except July, Aug, Sept.
Prerequisite: Available to third and fourth year students.
Special Note: Grading system is Pass/Fail only. REGISTRATION NOT OPEN TO VISITING STUDENTS.  
  • Attend general and subspecialty clinics and examine patients under the supervision of residents and faculty
  • Observe OR procedures and clinic minor procedures including laser procedures
  • Attend resident lectures, grand rounds or other teaching seminars
  • Learn how to complete an eye history
  • Learn how to perform a basic eye exam using the equipment in the eye clinic
  • Learn how to use the direct ophthalmoscope to examine the fundus
  • Become familiar with common eye diseases and their treatment
  • Become familiar with eye manifestions of systemic disease.
Method of Evaluation:
  • Observation by attendings and residents in the clinic and operating room for enthusiasm, promptness, cooperation and effectiveness
  • Written exam given at the end of the rotation



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