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Another week is over which means I am one week closer to clinic. Every time I go to lab and learn a new procedure, I get excited for clinic all over again. Some of the procedures we're doing in Anterior Seg lab include punctal plug insertion, meibomian gland expression, and the Schirmer test. After all we've heard about dry eye and these tests, we actually know how to do them now! I'm starting to feel more like a student doctor and less like just a student.
Looking at next week, I have an Anterior Segment lab practical on slit lamp and I think I'm finally ready. We have to evaluate eyelids (front and back side), conjunctiva, cornea, iris, angles, lens, and then perform Goldmann tonometry all in under 7 minutes. Whew! That means that I've got to be really moving along to get done in time. Yesterday, I finally got my time down to 6 min 30 sec. Wish me luck next week!
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