To practice being a doctor, sometimes you have to sit as a patient Last year, we learned visual acuity, entrance tests, direct ophthalmoscopy, and refraction. Last quarter, we learned near testing. Now, we have taken a turn for the… worse? If you consider learning slit lamp and BIO the worst, then you won’t think I’m over exaggerating. First Experience: I heard the slit lamp lab was very relaxed and not that hard. I walked into lab and found my patient. We both agreed we had
So in terms of labs, I think third years get the best ones. We have a new course offered at ICO: Ophthalmic Lasers. Dr. Chaglasian organized an awesome lab with the help of the doctors at TLC Laser Eye Centers to give us first-hand experience working with lasers. We had several different stations set up and got to learn the components of each different type of laser refractive eye surgery. At the first station, we were each given our own pig-eye-in-a-cup to work on, and had t
Half way through our second year, the class of 2016 has had plenty of experience in lab. By now, we’re all comfortable with practically pressing our faces together for Direct Ophthalmoscopy, or contorting the faces of our patients to get a good look for BIO. I’d like to give a few pointers on simple etiquette in lab that we’ve all learned since first year. Some of this may seem obvious, but as we get more comfortable and get into a routine, we often fall into bad habits uncon
When people are asked to list their favorite things, it’s easy to come up with the common ones: Long walks on the beach.
Raindrops on roses.
Whiskers on kittens.
Injections. Nope, you didn’t read it wrong. Who doesn’t love to walk into one of ICO’s labs and shove a 21-gauge needle, bevel up, into your friend’s veins? I know I do. In truth, like any sane person, the idea of Injections Lab is one that made me contemplate telling Dr. Keith and Dr. Wyles that I in fact don’t p
HOORAY! I’m officially a third year! So this is how it happened: One day, I woke up, and I’m a third year. No, seriously, it felt that way. Every once in a while, I get the feeling that school is never going to end, and I’m just going to drown in huge piles of assignments, labs, practicals and exams. Then, one day, it was all over. There’s no more pharmacology to study for, we just have to know it for clinic. No more PAP observation sessions, we’re going to be in our own room