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department of ophthalmology

Residency Program

 

Surgical Experience

 

The surgical experience at Temple is rich and varied. Residents receive training in nearly all aspects of surgical ophthalmology. The exact number of cases on which a resident will be primary surgeon will vary depending upon the surgical skills and interests of the resident. Shown below is a breakdown of surgical cases a motivated resident can expect to achieve.

 

Surgical Category
As Primary Surgeon As Assistant
Cataract/IOL
120
300
Cornea
10
25
Glaucoma
25
50
Globe
20
5
Strabismus
20
10
Oculoplastics
50
50
Retina and Vitreous
10
20
LASIK
1
3