Ophthalmology departments are among the busiest in any hospital, meaning that opportunities for direct teaching are limited, and the demand for juniors to undertake procedures is significant.' From the Preface Ophthalmology is a challenging and rewarding specialty that is underrepresented in undergraduate education and, consequently, trainee ophtha
Clinical Assessment (CA). CA2 Assess vision. Acuity in adults. Acuity in children. Colour vision in adults. CA3 Visual fields. CA4 Amsler. CA5 External eye examination. CA6 Pupils. CA7 Cover testing/ocular motility. CA8 Applanation tonometry. CA10 Fundus examination. Direct Ophthalmoscopy. Slitlamp indirect Ophthalmoscopy (SIO). Binocular indirect Ophthalmoscopy (BIO). Patient investigation (PI). PI 1 Orthoptic assessment. PI 2 Corneal shape, structure and thickness. PI 3 Retinal and optic nerve imaging. PI 4 Ocular angiography. PI 5 Ultrasonography. PI 7 Ocular electrophysiology. PI 12 Biometry. PI 13 Visual fields. Practical skills. PS 3 Periocular and intraocular drugs. Intravitreal injection. Orbital floor injection. PS 5 Local anaesthesia. Skin and lid. Sub tenons anaesthesia. Peribulbar anaesthesia. PS 6 Diathermy. PS 7 Cryotherapy. PS 8 Assess lacrimal function. PS 9 Anterior chamber paracentesis. PS 10 Corneal scrape. PS 11 Ocular surface foreign body. PS 12 Occlude nasolacrimal puncta. PS 13 Remove corneal sutures. PS 15 Administer periocular botulinim toxin. PS 16 Apply corneal glue. PS 17 Perform ocular ultrasound. PS 19 Perform anterior chamber. PS 22 Irrigation and debridement of ocular contaminants. PS 23 Biopsy. PS 24 Forced duction testing. SS 8 Surgical measures for the protection of the ocular surface. SS9 Lateral canthotomy and cantholysis. SS10 Biopsy of ocular and adnexal tissues. SS 11 Temporal artery biopsy. SS 14 Laser for management of lens capsule. SS 16 Laser for retinal problems.