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2013-2014 OKAP Exam Reading Schedule
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Welcome to residency. Now start studying! It’s not really that bad, and March can seem a long way off, but starting a studying/reading schedule for the Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program early can help it seem less overwhelming in February. To assist your studies, below is a Basic & Clinical Science Course reading schedule starting during the second week of the 2013-2014 academic year and finishing in late February 2014. This will leave you about a month to review other material and work on questions. Of note, this proposed schedule does not include reading the Update on General Medicine book, which is still tested. This schedule breaks the material down to roughly 120 pages per week. The most high-yield books are scheduled for earlier on in the year, which will also be helpful clinically for the more junior residents. Good luck!

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2013

Dates
Book Assigned
 Pages/Day
7/14–7/20
Fundamentals and Principles of Ophthalmology — Section 2 (pages 1–144)

Begin with: PART I Anatomy
1 Orbit and Ocular Adnexa

End after: PART II Embryology
4 Ocular Development
Nongenetic Teratogens
20
7/21–7/27  Fundamentals and Principles of Ophthalmology — Section 2 (pages 145–302)

Begin with: PART III Genetics
Introduction

End after: PART IV Biochemistry and Metabolism
13 Retina
Retinal Electrophysiology
22
7/28–8/3  Fundamentals and Principles of Ophthalmology — Section 2 (pages 303–416)

Begin with: PART IV Biochemistry and Metabolism
14 Retinal Pigment Epithelium
Anatomical Description

End after: Study Questions Answers (END OF BOOK)
16
8/4–8/10  Lens and Cataract — Section 11 (pages 1–124)

Begin with: General Introduction
Objectives

End after: 7 Surgery for Cataract
Techniques of Nucleus Disassembly
18
8/11–8/17  Lens and Cataract — Section 11 (pages 125–236)

Begin with: 7 Surgery for Cataract
Strategies for Irrigation and Aspiration

End after: Study Questions Answers (END OF BOOK)
16
8/18–8/24  Glaucoma — Section 10 (pages 1–127)

Begin with: General Introduction
Objectives

End after: 5 Angle-Closure Glaucoma
Neovascular Glaucoma
18
8/25–8/31  Glaucoma — Section 10 (pages 128–234)

Begin with: 5 Angle-Closure Glaucoma
Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome

End after: Study Questions Answers (END OF BOOK)
15
9/1–9/7  Retina and Vitreous — Section 12 (pages 1–156)

Begin with: General Introduction
Objectives

End after: 6 Other Retinal Vascular Diseases
Terson Syndrome
22
9/8–9/14  Retina and Vitreous — Section 12 (pages 157–296)

Begin with: 7 Retinopathy of Prematurity
Introduction

End after: 13 Retinal Detachment and Predisposing Lesions
Optic Pit Maculopathy
20
9/15–9/21  Retina and Vitreous — Section 12 (pages 297–392)

Begin with: 14 Diseases of the Vitreous and Vitreoretinal
Interface

End after: Study Questions Answers (END OF BOOK)
14
9/22–9/28  External Disease and Cornea — Section 8 (pages 1–170)

Begin with: General Introduction
Objectives

End after: 6 Ocular Immunology
Diagnostic Approach to Immune-Mediated Ocular Disorders
24
9/29–10/5  External Disease and Cornea — Section 8 (pages 171–340)

Begin with: 7 Diagnosis and Management of Immune-Related
Disorders of the External Eye

End after: 13 Clinical Aspects of Toxic and Traumatic
Injuries of the Anterior Segment
Alkali Burns
24
10/6–10/12  External Disease and Cornea — Section 8 (pages 341–450)

Begin with: 13 Clinical Aspects of Toxic and Traumatic
Injuries of the Anterior Segment
Acid Burns

End after: Study Questions Answers (END OF BOOK)
16
10/13–10/19  Orbit, Eyelids, and Lacrimal System — Section 7 (pages 1–163)

Begin with: General Introduction
Objectives

End after: 10 Classification and Management of Eyelid Disorders
Benign Adnexal Lesions
23
10/20–10/26  Orbit, Eyelids, and Lacrimal System — Section 7 (pages 164–298)

Begin with: 10 Classification and Management of Eyelid Disorders
Benign Melanocytic Lesions

End after: Study Questions Answers (END OF BOOK)
19
10/27–11/2  Ophthalmic Pathology and Intraocular Tumors  — Section 4 (pages 1–134)

Begin with: General Introduction
Objectives

End after: 10 Vitreous
Posterior Vitreous Detachment
19
11/3–11/9  Ophthalmic Pathology and Intraocular Tumors — Section 4 (pages 135–272)

Begin with: 10 Vitreous
Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment and Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy

End after: PART II Intraocular Tumors: Clinical Aspects
17 Melanocytic Tumors
Iris Melanoma
20
11/10–11/16  Ophthalmic Pathology and Intraocular Tumors — Section 4 (pages 273–376)

Begin with: PART II Intraocular Tumors: Clinical Aspects
17 Melanocytic Tumors
Melanoma of the Ciliary Body or Choroid

End after: Study Questions Answers (END OF BOOK)
15
11/17–11/23  Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus — Section 6 (pages 1-100)

Begin with: General Introduction
Objectives

End after: 8 Exodeviations
Evaluation
21
Refractive Surgery — Section 13 (pages 1–50)

Begin with: General Introduction
Objectives

End after: 3 Incisional Corneal Surgery
Arcuate Keratotomy and Limbal Relaxing Incisions
11/24–11/30  Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus — Section 6 (pages 101–200)

Begin with: 8 Exodeviations
Classification

End after: PART II Pediatric Ophthalmology
16 Infectious and Allergic Ocular Diseases
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
21
Refractive Surgery — Section 13 (pages 51–100)

Begin with: 3 Incisional Corneal Surgery
Instrumentation

End after: 6 Photoablation: Complications and Side Effects
Sterile Infiltrates
12/1–12/7  Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus — Section 6 (pages 201–278)

Begin with: PART II Pediatric Ophthalmology
16 Infectious and Allergic Ocular Diseases
Kawasaki Disease

End after: PART II Pediatric Ophthalmology
23 Vitreous and Retinal Diseases and Disorders
HIV/AIDS
18
Refractive Surgery — Section 13 (pages 101–148)

Begin with: 6 Photoablation: Complications and Side Effects
Corneal Haze

End after: 8 Intraocular Surgery
Light-Adjustable Intraocular Lenses
12/8–12/14  Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus — Section 6 (pages 279–382)

Begin with: 24 Optic Disc Abnormalities
Developmental Anomalies

End after: 27 Phakomatoses
Wyburn-Mason Syndrome
22
Refractive Surgery — Section 13 (149–196 pages)

Begin with: 9 Accommodative and Nonaccommodative
Treatment of Presbyopia
Introduction

End after: 11 Considerations After Refractive Surgery
Glaucoma After Refractive Surgery
12/15–12/21  Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus — Section 6 (pages 383–442)

Begin with: 28 Craniofacial Malformations
Craniosynostosis

End after: Study Questions Answers (END OF BOOK)
15
Refractive Surgery — Section 13 (pages 197–244)

Begin with: 12 International Perspectives in Refractive Surgery
Introduction

End after: Study Questions Answers (END OF BOOK)
Small break for the holidays: 12/22/2013 to 1/1/2014
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2014

Dates
Book Assigned  Pages/Day
1/2–1/11  Intraocular Inflammation and Uveitis – Section 9 (pages 1–171)

Begin with: General Introduction
Objectives

End after: 6 Noninfectious (Autoimmune) Ocular
Inflammatory Disease
Inflammatory Chorioretinopathies of Unknown Etiology
24
1/12–1/18  Intraocular Inflammation and Uveitis – Section 9 (pages 172–346)

Begin with: 6 Noninfectious (Autoimmune) Ocular
Inflammatory Disease
Panuveitis

End after: Study Questions Answers (END OF BOOK)
25
1/19–1/25  Neuro-Ophthalmology – Section 5 (pages 1–144)

Begin with: General Introduction
Objectives

End after: 4 The Patient With Decreased Vision: Classification and Management
Posterior Optic Neuropathies
20
1/26–2/1  Neuro-Ophthalmology – Section 5 (pages 145–276)

Begin with: 4 The Patient With Decreased Vision: Classification and Management
Optic Atrophy

End after: 11 The Patient With Eyelid or Facial Abnormalities
Disorders of Overactivity of the Seventh Nerve
19
2/2–2/8  Neuro-Ophthalmology – Section 5 (pages 277–368)

Begin with: 12 The Patient With Head, Ocular, or Facial Pain
Evaluation of Headache

End after: Study Questions Answers (END OF BOOK)
13
2/9–2/15  Clinical Optics – Section 3 (pages 1–128)

Begin with: General Introduction
Objectives

End after: 3 Clinical Refraction
The Prentice Rule and Bifocal Lens Design
18
2/16–2/22  Clinical Optics – Section 3 (pages 129–250)

Begin with: 3 Clinical Refraction
Occupation and Bifocal Segment

End after: 7 Optical Instruments and Low Vision Aids
Surgical Microscope
17
2/23–3/1  Clinical Optics – Section 3 (pages 251–340)

Begin with: 7 Optical Instruments and Low Vision Aids
Surgical Microscope

End after: Study Questions Answers (END OF BOOK)
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About the author: David E. Vollman, MD, MBA, is a clinical instructor in the department of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the Washington University School of Medicine and a staff ophthalmologist at the St. Louis VA Medical Center. After completing an MD/MBA dual-degree program at the Ohio State University College of Medicine, he completed his ophthalmology residency at the Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital Consortium Program. Subsequently, he served as chief resident at Washington University, helping to direct the inpatient consult service and resident education. David E. Vollman, MD, MBA 
 
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