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The Lens Pod is a medical student-run ophthalmology podcast that uses interviews with residents, fellows, and attendings to help medical student learners navigate the road to ophthalmology.

https://lensophthalmology.com/the-lens-pod
https://twitter.com/TheLens_oph

Medical Student Hosts:
Christopher Le, M4 at University of Maryland
Anne Xuan-Lan Nguyen, M3 at McGill University
Sunil Ruparelia, M3 at Dalhousie Medicine
Emily Xu, M4 at University of Missouri-Columbia

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The Lens Pod is a medical student-run ophthalmology podcast that uses interviews with residents, fellows, and attendings to help medical student learners navigate the road to ophthalmology.

https://lensophthalmology.com/the-lens-pod
https://twitter.com/TheLens_oph

Medical Student Hosts:
Christopher Le, M4 at University of Maryland
Anne Xuan-Lan Nguyen, M3 at McGill University
Sunil Ruparelia, M3 at Dalhousie Medicine
Emily Xu, M4 at University of Missouri-Columbia

    Introduction to Cornea (with Dr. Jimmy Hu)

    Introduction to Cornea (with Dr. Jimmy Hu)

    Episode 6: Introduction to Cornea
    Description:

    This week, we talk about the cornea subspecialty for the medical student learner with Dr. Jimmy Hu who is a private practice attending who also is an instructor at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

    Episode goals:

    After listening to this episode, medical students should be able to:

    - Acquire a general understanding of the breadth of practice for the cornea subspecialty

    - Describe the common examination and imaging techniques for the cornea

    - Describe common pathologies seen and procedures/surgeries performed on the cornea service

    Time stamps:

    3:03 What is the cornea subspecialty and what makes it unique?

    6:18 Brief overview of anatomy of the cornea

    10:20 An intro to dye drops

    13:01 Brief intro to corneal topography

    14:03 What is regular versus irregular astigmatism?

    17:25 An aside on keratoconus and Steph Curry

    20:15 Working up corneal ulcers

    27:21 Most common corneal surgeries

    28:30 Corneal transplant surgeries (PK vs DALK, DMEK vs DSEK)

    34:50 Dr.Hu’s advice for medical students in the OR

    40:00 Dr.Hu’s youtube channel and patient info sheets

    Links:


    Tim Root OphthoBook: https://timroot.com/
    Slit lamp techniques: https://www.slideshare.net/optometristiem.lv/slit-lamp-illumination-techniques
    Corneal ulcer example: https://www.reviewofcontactlenses.com/article/no-pain-no-gain 
    Dr. Hu’s youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7TWhyT-YahM_nJQUq41A2A
    Dr. Hu's patient infographs (to be added!)

    • 43 min
    Introduction to Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (with Dr. Angeline Nguyen)

    Introduction to Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (with Dr. Angeline Nguyen)

    Description:

    This week, we talk about the pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus sub-specialty for the medical student learner with Dr. Angeline Nguyen from the University of Southern California.

    Episode goals:

    After listening to this episode, medical students should be able to:


    Acquire a general understanding of the breadth of practice for the pediatric ophthalmology subspecialty
    Describe the pathophysiology of retinopathy of prematurity and when to screen newborns
    Describe the difference between amblyopia and strabismus and related treatment options

    Time stamps:

    3:08 What is the connection between strabismus and pediatric ophthalmology?

    4:30 Favorite aspects of pediatric ophthalmology and dispelling misconceptions

    8:18 Most common reasons for patients to see a pediatric ophthalmologist

    9:34 General advice and practical tips for a medical student rotating on pediatric ophthalmology

    13:12 Retinopathy of prematurity introduction

    17:00 The ROP exam

    19:43 Treatment options for ROP

    20:18 When to screen (30 weeks 1500 grams)

    21:18 Amblyopia & Strabismus

    25:42 Breaking down some of the jargon around gaze deviations

    29:22 Clarifying misconceptions on tropias and phorias

    30:50 Key parts of history for strabismus

    31:38 The impact of verbal staging on examination

    34:30 When to treat to prevent amblyopia

    35:14 Surgical treatment options for strabismus

    36:17 Botox for strabismus

    38:20 The pediatric ophthalmology OR as a medical student

    39:22 Final takeaways

    40:30 Plug for Dr. Sudha Nallasamy at CHLA’s upcoming work

    Links:

    Who Moved My Cheese -  https://bookshop.org/books/who-moved-my-cheese-an-a-mazing-way-to-deal-with-change-in-your-work-and-in-your-life/9780399144462

    Tim Root Website - https://timroot.com/

    AAO simulators - https://www.aao.org/interactive

    Botox in strabismus - https://eyewiki.aao.org/Botulinum_Toxin_Use_In_Strabismus

    Sticker chart for kids - https://ortopadusa.com/product-category/shop/reward-posters/

    • 41 min
    Introduction to Retina (with Dr. Benjamin Young)

    Introduction to Retina (with Dr. Benjamin Young)

    Hello everyone, this was our first episode that we recorded so the format is slightly different, but we hope you enjoy it and find it educational all the same! 

    Description:

    This week, we talk about the retina sub-speciality for the medical student learner with Dr. Benjamin Young from the University of Michigan.

    Episode goals:

    After listening to this episode, medical students should be able to:


    Acquire a general understanding of the breadth of practice for the retina subspecialty
    Describe the common examination and imaging techniques for the posterior segment.
    Describe common pathologies seen and procedures/surgeries performed on the retina service.

    Time stamps:

    0:55 What is retina subspecialty and what makes it unique?

    3:14 Favorite aspects of retina subspecialty

    4:27 Different methods of examining the posterior segment

    12:46 Tips for indirect ophthalmoscopy and examining posterior segment

    19:48 Common in-office procedures

    23:38 Other procedures like PRP and laser retinopexy

    27:00 What is a vitrectomy and when to perform

    32:03 First time OR tips

    32:57 Takeaways: top skills to practice

    34:00 Closing remarks



    Links:


    Eyes For Ears Podcast: https://eyesforears.net/ 
    Tim Root OphthoBook: https://timroot.com/
    EyeRounds: https://eyerounds.org/
    EyeWiki: https://eyewiki.org/Main_Page
    OCT anatomy review: https://www.octscans.com/anatomy-review.html
    EyeGuru OCT Essentials: https://eyeguru.org/essentials/interpreting-octs/

    • 34 min
    Introduction to Oculoplastics (with Dr. Andrea Tooley)

    Introduction to Oculoplastics (with Dr. Andrea Tooley)

    Description:

    This week, we talk about oculoplastics for the medical student learner with Dr. Andrea Tooley from the Mayo Clinic.

    Episode goals:

    After listening to this episode, medical students should be able to:


    Acquire a general understanding of the breadth of practice for the oculoplastics subspecialty
    Describe the common examination and imaging techniques in oculoplastics clinic
    Describe common pathologies seen and procedures/surgeries performed on the oculoplastics service.


    Time stamps:

    2:59 What is oculoplastics and what makes it unique?

    4:40 Tips for first-time medical learners in oculoplastics

    7:30 Top anatomical structures to learn and know

    11:12 Common examination techniques and skills to learn

    19:19 In office or minor procedures

    22:17 Related rotations/topics for oculoplastics

    29:20 A brief aside on Teprotumumab for thyroid eye disease

    31:45 Approach to eyelid lumps and bumps

    36:12 Common surgeries in the oculoplastics OR

    46:40 Surgeries performed outside academic centers

    48:42 First time OR tips

    51:32 Takeaways

    53:34 Closing remarks



    Links:


    Practical Ophthalmology Text: https://store.aao.org/practical-ophthalmology-8th-edition.html
    Eyes for Ears Podcast: https://eyesforears.net/
    AAO Oculoplastics Education Center (images of eyelid lumps and bumps): https://www.aao.org/oculoplastics-center/oculoplastics-education-center
    AAO Careers in Ophthalmology Oculoplastics Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wswGbU8ZUpU

    • 54 min
    Introduction to Ophthalmology ED Consults (with Dr. Grayson Armstrong)

    Introduction to Ophthalmology ED Consults (with Dr. Grayson Armstrong)

    Description:

    This week, we talk about ophthalmology emergencies and ED consults with Dr. Grayson Armstrong from Massachusetts Eye and Ear

    Episode goals:

    After listening to this episode, listeners should be able to:


    Appreciate the breadth of common ophthalmic emergencies and trauma

    Present a basic workup and have a differential for common ophthalmic complaints presenting to the ED


    Time stamps:

    2:30 How common are eye emergencies?

    3:45 What are some of your favorite parts of ophthalmology?

    4:47 What do you enjoy most about managing eye emergencies?

    5:56 Benign and worst case scenario for the AAO’s 6 causes of urgent referral for ophthalmology

    9:23 Red flags and what information you should always get when evaluating a patient

    12:39 The outside-in approach for working up ocular trauma patients

    14:10 Lid lacs at the medical student level

    15:52 Exam techniques when working up vision loss

    17:47 Painful vision loss differential and assessment

    20:20 Orbital compartment syndrome tidbits

    22:00 Painless vision loss

    24:45 Red eye

    28:36 Takeaways and tips for eye ED consults



    Links:

    Tim Root’s website - https://timroot.com/

    AAO medical student website - https://www.aao.org/medical-students

    AAO White Paper for things medical students should know - https://www.aao.org/Assets/edca7d7c-ccb0-4b97-bca4-66b4328a91fc/637157338302800000/appendix-of-ms-white-paper-with-links-pdf?inline=1

    Video of cell and flare - https://timroot.com/cell-and-flare-in-the-eye-video/

    Ophthalmic Edge Acronym app (great resource for rotations!!)- https://ophthalmicedge.org/physician/ophthalmic-acronyms-app-available-now/#

    Eye Tea Official Twitter - https://twitter.com/eyeteaofficial?lang=en

    • 33 min
    Introduction to Comprehensive Ophthalmology (with Dr. Thomas Oetting)

    Introduction to Comprehensive Ophthalmology (with Dr. Thomas Oetting)

    This week, we talk about comprehensive ophthalmology and general tips for the ophthalmology rotation for the medical student learner with Dr. Thomas Oetting from the University of Iowa

    Goal of episode: After listening to this episode, medical students should be able to:

    Acquire a general understanding of the breadth of practice in comprehensive ophthalmology

    Describe the basic work-up for an eye patient and “vital signs” of the eye

    Understand the basic functions of the slit lamp

    Describe some key patient considerations when evaluating cataracts


    Time stamps:
    4:15 What is comprehensive ophthalmology?
    7:59 Is there anything you recommend medical students should brush up on before their first day in comprehensive ophthalmology?
    13:15 What can medical students do in comprehensive ophthalmology clinic that you have found helpful or useful, that was also beneficial for student learning?
    23:20 Thoughts on the “vital signs of the eye”
    33:00 A brief aside on hippus
    35:58 Pearls and pitfalls for the slit lamp exam
    43:10 Insight on cataract evaluation
    52:05 Approaching the cataract OR
    59:49 Takeaways
    1:03:00 Closing remarks

    Links:

    Basic Eye Exam (including slit lamp) - https://webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu/eyeforum/atlas-video/basic-eye-exam.htm
    Cataract surgery for greenhorns - https://eyerounds.org/tutorials/cataract-oetting.htm
    AAO Careers in Ophthalmology: Comprehensive Ophthalmology https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vHrwcKk9S8
    Hippus by Stanley Thompson: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/575589
    https://lensophthalmology.com/the-lens-pod
    https://twitter.com/TheLens_oph

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Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

Me13477896544568997545 ,

Great pre-rotation resource

This was a great resource as I started a new ophtho rotation. Very well organized and informative. It really nails the question of “what should a student know before starting on X?”

dportney ,

Great podcast for future ophthalmologists!

What a great way to learn about the basics for each field with awesome hosts and guests. I particularly like how the episodes cover the “need to know” points for medical students on rotations in each sub specialty - there’s nothing else out there like that.

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