The Ophthalmology residency program at IU School of Medicine was founded in 1908 and is a three-year ACGME-accredited program that provides excellent educational experience across clinical and surgical subspecialties of ophthalmology. Residents enjoy increasing levels of responsibility within the field as they progress through the program. Six positions are offered annually for the ophthalmology residency program, and appointees must have completed at least one post-graduate year of training.
Ophthalmology residents are responsible for the examination and evaluation of clinic patients in a diverse range of settings, as well as the pre- and post-operative management of surgical patients. They also assist with procedures, studies and interpretations, including computerized visual fields, diagnostic ultrasonography, fluorescein angiography, fundus and slit-lamp photography, tonography and the full spectrum of electrophysiologic studies. All residents become well-trained in all aspects of ophthalmic surgeries, including laser surgery.