Annual Basic Science and Clinical Review Course

Lauren Ditta, MD Lauren Ditta, MD, second-year ophthalmology resident, introduces the course.

February 24-26, 2012, UT ophthalmology residents and faculty participated in the Hamilton Eye Institute's Annual Basic and Clinical Science Review Course. This free program is organized by the second-year ophthalmology residents and offered to all residents and fellows in training. The course provides a series of didactic lectures by subspecialty experts in the field based on the core material from the Basic and Clinical Science Series published by the AAO. This year's topics included cornea and external disease, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, ocular pathology and ophthalmic tumors, optics, orbit and oculoplastics, pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, retina and vitreous, and uveitis.

Lecturers at the event included members of our own faculty as well as several guests: Roger Deshaies, MD, a private practice ophthalmologist in Memphis, Tenn.; David J. Harris, Jr., MD, FACS, with University Eye Surgeons, Knoxville, Tenn.; Ming Wang, MD, PhD, director of the Wang Vision Institute, Nashville, Tenn.; and Kenneth W. Wright, MD, director of the Wright Center for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Costa Mesa, Calif. We are deeply grateful to our guest lecturers, faculty and residents for their participation, and to Alcon, Inc., for their support of this educational event.