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Residency in Ocular Disease at Milan Eye Center

Basic Information

Category Title: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis: Anterior Segment
Program Site: Milan Eye Center
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: 1034 Haw Creek Circle

Cumming, Georgia 30041
Phone Number: 678-381-2020
Fax Number: 678-381-2015
Affiliation: University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Eilene E. Kinzer, OD, MEd VFL

Program Application Deadline: February 1
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 11/2020
Accreditation Status: First Year Program

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The Residency in Ocular Disease, at Milan Eye Center, seeks to attract the premier optometric graduates into an enriched ophthalmic private practice setting conducive to the advancement of optometric education and clinical expertise.

Program Description:

The residency in ocular disease at Milan Eye Center is designed to build proficiency in the treatment and management of ocular disease and the surgical comanagement of anterior segment, glaucoma and oculoplastic surgery. Milan Eye Center is a multi-office, referral center, located North of Atlanta.  We have 11 Optometrists and 9 Ophthalmologists on staff at 7 locations. The main focus of the practice is anterior segment and oculoplastic surgery with an emphasis in cataract, cornea and MIG surgeries. The resident will see their own patients as well as see patients with attending physicians in multiple locations. The resident will also be responsible to see emergency referrals from local O. D.s and M.D.s. Residents will work with optometry externs in clinic and will be responsible for publishing an article in an optometric journal.

Program Length: 53-56 weeks
Number of Positions Available in Program: One
Program Starting Date: June 27, 2022
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

44 weekly hours and on-call responsibilities

Requirements for Completion:

Grand rounds presentations and a paper of publishable quality

Program Salary/Stipend: $38,000
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance


Paid Sick Leave

Travel Allowance

Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Charlie Ficco, Program Coordinator
Telephone: 678-381-2020
Fax: 678-381-2015
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Send letter of intent, CV, transcripts, and letters of recommendation directly to ORMatch

Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

Candidates must meet these requirements:

  • Application information sent to OR Match website

  • Interview with program director, coordinator, and/or faculty

  • O.D. degree from a school or college accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education

  • Competitive GPA

  • Eligible for a Georgia state optometric license

The Program Coordinator and the Residency Committee at Milan Eye Center will conduct interviews of selected candidates. Interviews will be by Zoom or in person, depending on circumstances. They will order prospective candidates based on multiple criteria and submit their order to ORMS for matching.

Milan Eye Center is an equal opportunity organization and does not allow discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Program Application Deadline: February 1

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