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Lectures and Symposia


Morning Lecture Series

The morning lecture series, presented by senior faculty members, make up the didactic part of the ophthalmology residency program. The topics are developed with resident input at the beginning of each academic year. The lectures are designed to augment daily reading assignments. Upon completion of the three-year curriculum, each resident will have read and attended supplemental lectures based on the latest major ophthalmic textbooks. These texts are purchased by the Department will become a part of each resident's personal libraries. Lectures are held Monday through Friday from 7:00-8:00 am August-May.

Grand Rounds

Weekly Grand Rounds are held on Thursday mornings in the Magnuson Conference Room. Residents are responsible for patient workups and case presentations and discussions. These discussions offer residents an opportunity to talk one-on-one with faculty and community physicians. Each month a subspecialty Grand Rounds is held in which presentations are moderated by faculty in of the following subspecialty services: glaucoma, retina and vitreous, anterior segment, orbit and oculoplastics, refraction and optics, neuro-ophthalmology, pathology, and uveitis. Grand Rounds presentations are also held annually for special topics as Ethics, Professionalism, and Low Vision Services.


Weekly patient management conferences take place after each Grand Rounds, and cover fluorescein angiography/imaging, glaucoma, anterior segment, ocular immunology and retinal diseases. These conferences are presented in an informal setting by senior faculty members or Fellows and emphasize an open discussion with resident participation.

Monthly journal clubs, wet labs and pediatric ophthalmology conferences are also regularly held.

Annual Postgraduate Symposium

An Annual Postgraduate Symposium in Ophthalmology is co-sponsored by The Havener Eye Institute and The Ohio State University Medical Center Department of Continuing Medical Education. The symposium attracts more than 300 participants each year with an outstanding panel of nationally known speakers and strong local faculty.

Annual Ophthalmology Research Symposium

Residents have an opportunity to present and hear research papers at the Annual Ophthalmology Research Symposium, which draws local and regional participants.