Illinois Eye Review 2018


What is the Illinois Comprehensive Review of Ophthalmology course?
In this course, essential facts about ophthalmologic diseases will be presented in a rapid-fire fashion by the faculty of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary. Participants will be immersed in information which will be primarily factual in nature. With this type of information participants will be able to build a strong knowledgebase about ophthalmologic diseases and processes. While this course may be suited for residents and fellows who desire to refresh their ophthalmology knowledge prior to appearing for ophthalmology board examinations, the maximum benefit of Illinois Eye reviews will be realized if participants build upon their enhanced factual knowledge with the concurrently running current concepts course.

The Comprehensive Review of Ophthalmology course will follow a formally structured outline to ensure maximum coverage. While the course format will allow question/answer time after each lecture, the emphasis will not be on interactive teaching, but rather on knowledge immersion.

What topics will be covered in the Illinois Comprehensive Review of Ophthalmology course?
Based on their extensive clinical teaching experience, the faculty of the Comprehensive Review of Ophthalmology course has identified high-yield topics covering all ophthalmology specialties. These include: Cornea/External Diseases, Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, Optics, Neuro-ophthalmology, Uveitis, Glaucoma, Retina & Vitreoretinal diseases, Lens & Refractive, Oculoplastics and Oncology.

Who will lecture in the Illinois Comprehensive Review of Ophthalmology course?
Faculty of the Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary who are board-certified in Ophthalmology and have extensive clinical teaching experience will lecture. These faculty members are currently involved in resident and fellow training and have written several well-recognized textbooks of ophthalmology.

What is the difference between the Comprehensive Review of Ophthalmology course and the concurrently running Current Concepts in Ophthalmology course on the last day?
The Current Concepts in Ophthalmology course is designed to be an exercise wherein participants will build upon their ophthalmology knowledge by integrating important concepts in ophthalmologic diseases and processes that are relevant to a competent ophthalmology practice. Participants will attend a three and half hour session presented by well-recognized leaders in ophthalmology. The Current Concepts sessions are designed to be interactive and are not as rigidly structured as the Comprehensive Review of Ophthalmology course.

Can a participant attend some lectures in Comprehensive Review of Ophthalmology course and some lectures in Current Concepts in Ophthalmology course?
Yes. In fact, this is the uniqueness of the Illinois Eye Review. A participant can identify the area of knowledge weakness and can attend the Comprehensive Review lectures as well as Current Concepts lectures in that area of weakness. By providing participants the decision making on
which courses and what course combinations to attend, the Illinois Eye Review allows for learner-centered choices.

On each day the courses start early and end late. Why?
To provide the most comprehensive course, it is necessary to include as many topics as possible so as to encompass the different aspects of ophthalmology. The Review course is designed such that attendees can choose the sessions that would benefit them the most. It is expected that attendees that feel comfortable with certain topics will choose not attend those sessions.

What is included in the registration fee?
The registration fee includes a printed copy of the handouts, optic book and all meals which includes continental breakfast, boxed lunch and buffet dinner.