Ophtho 101

Ophtho 101

Greetings MS2 Class,

The University of Louisville Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is excited to offer the program “Ophtho 101” to help bridge the gap between Ophthalmology and early graduate Medical School Education. The department has developed an online lecture series available through YOUTUBE which reviews practical Ophthalmology scenarios you are likely to see on USMLE boards and more importantly in the clinic or hospital. There are six videos which last an average of 25 minutes which you will be required to view before participating in the Ophtho 101 workshop (list with links attached). We recommend that you begin watching the videos approximately two weeks out from your assigned date.

-The Ophtho 101 workshops generally take place in early November of the MS2 first semester.

-You will be assigned to a group letter (groups of 20) which determines the date, time, and location for your workshop. Please see the attached documentation for the specifics of your group assignment and schedule.

-The workshop involves one hour spent at the Ky Lions Eye Clinic (301 E Muhhamad Ali Blvd) with residents and faculty to introduce basic eye exam techniques.

-It will also include one hour spent in small group discussion reviewing the material presented in the videos in a case based format among residents. Please note, this will be a low stress setting but each student will be called upon to actively participate.

-There will be block questions over the material covered. The content is designed to reflect commonly tested subjects on USMLE Board Exams.

-We value your feedback in improving future sessions. Please respond to the 9 question survey distributed after your session in a timely manner.

We look forward to working with you,

Jeremy Clark, MD (Ophthalmology Medical Student Educator)

Master List of Topics Discussed

Ophtho 101 Master List of Topics Discussed

-140 minutes of total content for review prior to Workshop

-Recommend reviewing two weeks prior to assigned workshop date

-Part of workshop will involve reviewing the material with residents in discussion based format

  1. Ophthalmology in the ER (30:53)


  1. Angle Closure Glaucoma
  2. Giant Cell Arteritis
  3. Corneal Abrasion/Ulcer
  4. Acute 3rd Nerve
  5. Central Retinal Artery Occlusion
  6. Central Retinal Vein Occlusion
  7. Amaurosis Fugax
  8. Ophthalmology Trauma (25:05)


  1. Ruptured Globe
  2. Orbital Compartment Syndrome
  3. Orbital Fracture
  4. Chemical Eye Injury
  5. Corneal Abrasion
  • Chronic Disease 1 and 2 (21:11 and 19:52)



  1. Diabetic Retinopathy
  2. Macular Degeneration
  3. Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
  4. Cataract
  5. Conjunctivitis
  6. Retinal Detachment
  7. Practical Pupil Tips (14:08)


  1. Relative Afferent Pupillary Defect (Optic Neuritis)
  2. Orbital Cellulitis
  3. Horners Syndrome and other tips
  4. Pediatric Ophthalmology (27:38)


  1. Abnormal Red Reflex
  2. Strabismus
  3. Conjunctivitis
  4. Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
  5. Retinopathy of Prematurity

Powerpoint Discussion