This week, we talk about the cornea subspecialty for the medical student learner with Dr. Jimmy Hu who is a private practice attending who also is an instructor at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
After listening to this episode, medical students should be able to:
- Acquire a general understanding of the breadth of practice for the cornea subspecialty
- Describe the common examination and imaging techniques for the cornea
- Describe common pathologies seen and procedures/surgeries performed on the cornea service
3:03 What is the cornea subspecialty and what makes it unique?
6:18 Brief overview of anatomy of the cornea
10:20 An intro to dye drops
13:01 Brief intro to corneal topography
14:03 What is regular versus irregular astigmatism?
17:25 An aside on keratoconus and Steph Curry
20:15 Working up corneal ulcers
27:21 Most common corneal surgeries
28:30 Corneal transplant surgeries (PK vs DALK, DMEK vs DSEK)
34:50 Dr. Hu’s advice for medical students in the OR
40:00 Dr. Hu’s youtube channel and patient info sheets
Tim Root OphthoBook: https://timroot.com/
Slit lamp techniques: https://www.slideshare.net/optometristiem.lv/slit-lamp-illumination-techniques
Dr. Hu’s youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7TWhyT-YahM_nJQUq41A2A
Corneal ulcer after fluorescein instillation (https://www.reviewofcontactlenses.com/article/no-pain-
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