Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Courses (OPHT)

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OPHT Courses

This is a list of courses with the subject code OPHT. For more information, see Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (Carver College of Medicine) in the catalog.

OPHT:8008 Corneal Medical Student Research Fellowship 0 s.h.

One-year, full-time membership in established research laboratory in the Department of Ophthalmology or collaborating laboratory. Requirements: MD enrollment.

OPHT:8301 Clinical Ophthalmology 2 s.h.

All aspects of clinical ophthalmology; clinical experience, lectures, case presentations; clinical duties with staff, residents, and faculty in University of Iowa Health Care and VA Iowa City Health Care ophthalmology clinics. Requirements: MD enrollment.

OPHT:8401 Cornea and Anterior Segment of the Eye 4 s.h.

Common diseases of eyelid, conjunctiva, and cornea.

OPHT:8402 Elective in Neuro-Ophthalmology 4 s.h.

Visual, ocular motor dysfunction due to neurologic disease; patient work-up, readings, neuro-ophthalmology rounds.

OPHT:8403 Molecular Ophthalmology 4 s.h.

Use of recombinant DNA, tissue culture, protein electrophoresis in study of inherited eye diseases.

OPHT:8404 Elective in Ocular Pathology 4 s.h.

Pathophysiology of eye disease.

OPHT:8405 Advanced Ophthalmology - Veterans Affairs 4 s.h.

Opportunity for in-depth clinical experience in assessment and management of ophthalmology patients; students serve on the VA Iowa City Health Care ophthalmology team and see outpatients and emergency room visits alongside residents and faculty.

OPHT:8406 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 4 s.h.

Topics in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery.

OPHT:8497 Research in Ophthalmology arr.

Medical research, clinical or laboratory projects; individual study.

OPHT:8498 Ophthalmology On Campus arr.

OPHT:8499 Ophthalmology Off Campus arr.