BIOL 6654: Adventures in Ophthalmology and Virtual Surgery

Student Leaders: 
Rachel Thankore, MD18
Faculty Adviser: 
Paul B. Greenberg, MD and Michael Migliori, MD

The goal of this elective is to introduce the field of ophthalmology to preclinical students. The course will be divided into five blocks, one for each of the eye conditions that will be examined: cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and thyroid eye disease. Each block is structured with a core didactic component supplemented by interactive content. The core content of the course consists of web-based didactics, lectures by attending ophthalmologists from the Brown Ophthalmology Division and readings consisting of case studies from peer-reviewed journals. The supplementary content of the course will animate the core content via virtual surgery, digital surgical videos, and participate in glaucoma screenings.