Undergraduate Ophthalmology

Key ophthalmic knowledge for medical students


Key Ophthalmic skills

  1. Ophthalmology History taking
  2. Bedside ophthalmic exam
  3. Fundoscopy
  4.  Slit lamp examination

Key presentations

  1.  Acute red eye
  2. Acute visual loss
  3. Chronic visual loss
  4. Other emergencies (nerve palsies, trauma etc)

Common surgeries to be aware of

  1. Cataract surgery
  2. Glaucoma surgery
  3. Corneal surgery
  4. Eyelid surgery
  5. Vitreoretinal surgery
  6. Retinal surgery
  7. Squint surgery