The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has 4.5 full time perimetrists trained in both kinetic and static perimetry (about 50% of the visual fields ordered are kinetic perimetry).
The Department also has a fully equipped electrophysiology clinical testing area for Ganzfeld electroretinography (Ganzfeld ERG), multifocal ERG, pattern ERG, and VEP.
The Department has a state of the art ophthalmic imaging and photography area with 5 full time photographers and includes spectral domain optical coherence tomography (Cirrus (Zeiss), Spectralis (Heidelberg), and Topcon instruments, 5 digital retinal cameras with capabilities for fluorescein and ICG angiography, and fixed base stereo photography.
In addition, scanning laser polarimetry (GDx), anterior segment OCT, echography and video facilties with editing are also available as part of the ophthalmic photography facility. All images, including visual field tests for each patient are stored on a password protected OIS image database that is accessible from any computer inside or outside the facility.
The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences facility covers over 56,000 square feet on two floors of the Pomerantz Family Pavilion as well as multiple off-site clinic and laboratory locations. With over 65,000 patient visits per year we are constantly striving to provide first class patient care.
The fellow is provided with a desk and computer in the Ophthalmology Department.
A full-time librarian is available to assist in finding information and gathering publications.
In May 2009, the University Hospital and all outpatient clinics adopted an electronic medica record (Epic) and all patient information is readily accessible from any computer.