OMNI Eye Specialists of Baltimore, MD


2925 Lord Baltimore Dr, Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21244
OMNI Baltimore

Phone: (410) 281-2656
Fax: (410) 281-9388

Externship Supervisor
Edward J. Wasloski, OD
Email: ejw@omnieyespecialist.com

Additional Faculty
IEdward J. Wasloski, OD, Clinic Director
Ivan H. Garcia, MD, Medical Director, Corneal Specialist
Beth Cunnigham, MD, Consultative Ophthalmologist
Hina Ahmed, MD, Glaucoma Specialist
Emily A. Frank, OD, Consultative Optometrist (P/T)
Vitreo-retinal specialists:  Eric Suan, MD, Matthew Speicher, MD, Newman Sund, MD

Program Description
OMNI Eye Specialists of Baltimore is an Optometric referral center specializing in secondary and tertiary eye care.  A medical staff consists of two full-time Optometrists and one part time Optometrist. Three full-time Ophthalmologists whose specialties include: Cornea, Cataracts (all types of IOL’s including multifocal), Refractive surgical procedures and Glaucoma (medical and surgical treatments).  Four part-time Ophthalmologists consisting of three Vitreo-retinal specialists and an Oculoplastics specialist are also on staff.  An Optometric Resident and four to six student externs rotate through the Center from five schools and colleges of Optometry around the nation.  The externs rotate between the 3 main offices, therefore increasing their exposure to more patients and doctors.

Testing routinely performed at the Center includes IOL master, visual fields, anterior and retinal photography, fluorescein angiography, OCT, HRT, pachymetry, ophthalmic ultrasound, and bacterial culturing and staining.  Both argon and YAG laser procedures are performed at the Center, as well as intra-ocular injections.   No contact lens work or primary care is performed.  Externs can expect to be exposed to Ocular diseases of all kinds, with an emphasis on anterior segment conditions including acute infections and inflammation.  Students will gain extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.  Externs will also have the opportunity to observe several surgical techniques and procedures.

The externs may be asked to rotate between offices having access to an automobile is very helpful.

Proficiency in the following clinical skills is required

  • Retinoscopy
  • Refraction (with emphasis on best monocular acuity)
  • Slit Lamp (including 90D)
  • Ophthalmoscopy (direct and indirect)
  • Lensometry
  • Keratometry
  • Mobility testing; parks 3-step
  • Gonioscopy
  • Goldman tonometry
  • Pupiliary testing
  • Confrontation visual fields
  • Using a Humphrey visual field tester
  • Special testing (amsler grid, worth 4-dot, color testing, schimer test, etc.)

Basic knowledge of the following areas of clinical practice is required

  • Automated perimetry
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Ophthalmic ultrasonography
  • Potential acuity meter
  • Basic ocular microbiology techniques
  • Scleral indentation

 

Housing

Provided (see below)

Equipment Required

White lab coat; our exam rooms each have a 90D and 20 or 28D lens.  If you prefer a different fundus lens, you should bring it with you.

Housing
Housing is provided to the first 4 students per quarter for which the schools confirm their enrollment at OMNI.

Housing is not guaranteed and the student should contact OMNI in regards to housing availability.  Once site determinations are made, the student should contact OMNI immediately to request housing.

Extern Responsibilities
A Doctor of optometry is expected to assume full responsibility for the visual welfare of his/her patient.  In preparation for assuming this personal and professional responsibility, the intern, under the direct supervision of the professional staff, is responsible for providing eye care in the highest level of competency.

Additional Responsibilities
One night a week we will stay after clinic to discuss certain topics.

The different formats are as follows:

  • Labs: We will hold a series of practical labs to enhance intern skills they will routinely utilize at OMNI.

  • Lecture topics: Specific lectures on topics which are important to an ocular disease rotation will be held. (i.e., optic nerve head, diabetic retinopathy, etc.)

  • Clinical Slide Review: This will give interns the opportunity to review patient charts and slides and in so doing increase they’re clinical and diagnostic abilities.

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