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Basic Information

Category Title: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis: Anterior Segment, Retina
Program Site: The Eye Center of Toledo
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: 3000 Regency Court
Suite 100
Toledo, Ohio 43623
Phone Number: 419-882-2020
Fax Number: 419-885-8440
Affiliation: The Ohio State University, College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Dawn J. Goedde, O.D., F.A.A.O

Program Application Deadline: February 24, 2017
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 1994
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The Residency in Ocular Disease at The Eye Center of Toledo seeks to provide to a superior optometric graduate an intensive clinical and didactic experience in ocular disease diagnosis and treatment. Individuals completing the program will be qualified to provide a high level of clinical care in the management of ocular disease and to serve as faculty within optometric institutions. Goals: *To improve the resident's skills and clinical judgment necessary to diagnose and manage primary eye conditions in a competent and efficient manner, and maintain the standard of care. *To increase the resident's knowledge of ocular surgical procedures. *To provide the resident opportunities and resources to acquire increased knowledge of ocular diseases, as well as communicative and teaching skills, so that the resident is comfortable in an academic and clinical education modality. *To enhance the resident's ability to teach health care professionals. *To expose the resident to optometric organizations.

Program Description:
Program Length: 1 year
Number of Positions Available in Program: 1
Program Starting Date: July 1
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

The resident will provide patient care Monday through Friday from 8-5pm. The resident do not have weekend hours or on-call duty.

Requirements for Completion:

Clinical The following clinical activities are required of the resident in order to satisfy completion of the program and awarding of the certificate. These requirements are included in the resident's manual that is given to the resident at the start of the program, and include at least 1800 patient encounters in the following categories: *Glaucoma (N=500) Ex: open angle, closed angle, neovascular *Post surgical (N=400) Ex: lasik, glaucoma, avastin/lucentis/maucugen/triescence/kenolog, cataract, PK, keratectomies, blepharoplasties, etc. *Iritis (N=50) Ex: granulomatous vs non-granulomatous *Cornea (N=200) Ex: infectious, non-infectious, dry eye, trauma, etc. *Conjunctivitis (N=200) Ex: infectious and non-infectious *Neuro-optometry (N=50) Ex: cranial nerve palsies, pupil abnormalities belly's palsy, graves disease, brain tumors, cerebral aneurysms, CNS issues, CVA, TIA, myasthenia gravis, papilledema, optic nerve edema, etc. *Retina (N=400) Ex: diabetes, HTN, armd, retinal tears/holes/detachments, Endophthalmitis, retinal arteriole/vein occlusions, macular holes, epi- retinal membranes, pseudoholes, vitritis, trauma, etc. Scholarly Activities The following scholarly activities are required of the resident in order to satisfy completion of the program and awarding of the certificate. These requirements are included in the resident's manual that is given to the resident at the start of the program: *The resident must complete a manuscript of a case report which is of publishable quality. *At least once per year, the resident will be required to present a lecture or case presentation to students, staff and/or colleagues at a collaborative venue with the academic affiliate, The Ohio State University College of Optometry. *The resident will attend and present an article at the TECOT journal club meeting Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. *The resident will have opportunities to supervise 4th year optometry students in clinic Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. *The resident will complete a clinical poster to be presented at the East/West Eye Conference. *When applicable, the resident will present workshops for staff training.

Program Salary/Stipend: $42,000
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance

Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: David Bejot, Residency Coordinator
Telephone: 419-882-2020
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

The resident must provide: - Must complete an OR Match application - Transcripts from school or college of Optometry, as well as, undergraduate college - Curriculum Vitae - Letter of Intent - NBEO scores - Three letters of recommendation Applicants will be notified of on-site interview date and time.

Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

Inquiries (for this program only) should be directed to Dr. David Bejot, Program Supervisor. The program participates in OR Match. When application materials are on file with the program supervisor, the applicant will be contacted regarding an interview. The resident is selected based on credentials presented and a personal interview. Applicants will be evaluated without regard to gender, race, creed, national origin, or non-disqualifying disabilities. Residents must be graduates of a school or college of optometry accredited by ACOE and must be US citizens. Accepted Candidates must obtain an Ohio Optometry license to treat patients in the clinical setting of The Eye Center of Toledo.

Program Application Deadline: February 24, 2017

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