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Clinical & Surgical Training

residents in operating room

Clinical Rotations

  • PGY-1: Joint internship with internal medicine and ophthalmology (12 weeks of ophthalmology)  
  • PGY-2: Comprehensive/Optometry, Cornea/Refractive, Glaucoma, Neuro, Oculoplastics, Retina, Consults, CMH, KCVA
  • PGY-3: Comprehensive, Cornea/Refractive, Glaucoma, Neuro, Oculoplastics, Retina, CMH, KCVA 
  • PGY-4: Comprehensive, Cornea/Refractive, Glaucoma, Oculoplastics, Retina, KCVA, Private Practice, Elective

    View each activities of each residency year.

Dr. Wishna in clinic w/patient

Surgical Training

  • Structured resident-run wet lab curriculum
  • EyeSi catarasct simulator and curriculum at the KCVA
  • Overall, extremely well rounded, high volume, hands-on surgical training in every sub-specialty.
  • Stepwise introduction to surgery to cataract surgery
    • PGY-1: Start with assisting in the OR
    • PGY-2: Stepwise learning throughout the year. End PGY-2 with 5-10 primary cases.
    • PGY-3: Focused on completing entire routine cases. End PGY-3 with 50-100 primary cases
    • PGY-4: Perform entire routine and complex cases. End PGY-4 with around 300 primary cases
  • Laser Vision Correction
    • STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser certification during residency
    • Resident LVC Program in development
  • International Rotation
    • MSICS wet lab periodically provided at KU Eye - run by Dr. W. Abraham White
    • Dr. Miles Greenwald completed a Global Ophthalmology Fellowship in 2023 and plans to bring international opportunities to our residency program.
    • Dr. W. Abraham White has traveled to Guiana, Haiti, Ukraine and Guatemala and continues to travel yearly to provide vision-saving cataract surgery.
    • Vacation time used, self-funded

residents in OR
residents in OR
residents in OR
KU School of Medicine

7400 State Line Rd
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Phone: 913-588-6600
Fax: 913-588-6655