Department of Ophthalmology
The general objectives of the department are to teach medical students ophthalmology to enable recognition of common eye complaints and their etiology as well as recognition of less common but life or sight threatening emergencies presenting as eye findings. The student should be able to take the appropriate action to safeguard the patient’s life, vision and overall function.
Given a presenting eye sign or symptom the student shall be able to:
- Take an accurate history
- Perform an appropriate physical examination including use of the slit lamp and ophthalmoscope
- Be able to differentiate normal from abnormal eye findings
- Outline a logical program of investigation and possible management