The University Eye Service (UES) is one of the truly unique components of our program. Residents spend one half-day per week during all three years in a Continuity of Care clinic (COC), as well as ten weeks during their PGY-4 year. The is a completely resident-run clinic and allows residents to follow patients seen on call or in clinic for the duration of their residency. In addition to providing a comprehensive ophthalmology experience to residents, the clinic also has subspecialty clinics that include Retina, Cornea, Oculoplastics, Glaucoma, and Neuro-Ophthalmology.
The clinic has 12 well-equipped eye lanes and a minor procedure room. Additionally, it has extensive testing equipment, including a Humphrey Field Analyzer, optical coherence tomography (OCT) machine, IOL Master 700, and fundus photography with fluorescein angiography and fundus autofluorescence capabilities. UES also has Nd:YAG and argon lasers that allow residents to learn procedural skills and to provide valuable services to patients, including laser peripheral iridotomies, selective laser trabeculoplasty, panretinal photocoagulation, posterior capsulotomies, and laser retinopexies.
The most important feature of this clinic, however, is our staff that includes dedicated, full time attending staff. Dr. Cynthia Montana serves as Director of the University Eye Service alongside Associate Director and staff optometrist Dr. Joseph Steska. Both Drs. Montana and Steska staff residents in clinic in conjunction with several community faculty who attend on a rotating basis. UES has its own clinic administrator, technicians, and front desk staff that work closely with residents in clinic to provide patient-centric care.