Ophthalmology consultations at a large teaching hospital

A. P. Schachat, Peter J McDonnell, Brent Gray Petty, Henry D Jampel, A. Patel, J. R. Wittpenn, P. A. Rapoza

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We reviewed 100 consecutive ophthalmology consultations performed on inpatients at a large teaching hospital to help identify areas that may require greater emphasis in the medical school and housestaff curriculum. Nonophthalmologists rarely record visual acuities or perform dilated fundus examinations. If visual acuity determination were more consistently made a part of routine physical examinations, it is possible that more pathology would be detected and non-productive consultations could be minimized. We plan to emphasize these observations in our school's curriculum more than in the past.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-109
Number of pages5
JournalMetabolic, Pediatric and Systemic Ophthalmology
Volume12
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1989

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Ophthalmology
Teaching Hospitals
Curriculum
Visual Acuity
Referral and Consultation
Medical Schools
Physical Examination
Inpatients
Pathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Ophthalmology consultations at a large teaching hospital. / Schachat, A. P.; McDonnell, Peter J; Petty, Brent Gray; Jampel, Henry D; Patel, A.; Wittpenn, J. R.; Rapoza, P. A.

In: Metabolic, Pediatric and Systemic Ophthalmology, Vol. 12, No. 4, 1989, p. 105-109.

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