• MAY 14, 2015

    OKAPs Reading Schedule

    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 OKAPs early can help it seem less overwhelming in February.

    To assist your studies, below is a reading schedule for you, using the BCSC books starting the second week of the 2015-2016 academic year and finishing in late February 2016. This will leave you about a month to review other material and work on questions. Note: this proposed schedule does not include reading the Update on General Medicine book, which is still tested.

    The highest-yield books are scheduled for earlier on in the year, which will also be helpful clinically for the more junior resident. Good luck!

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    2015

    7/12‑7/18 Fundamentals and Principles of Ophthalmology
    Section 2 (pages 1–128)

    Begin with: 1 Orbit and Ocular Adnexa
    End after: 4 Ocular Development; Genetic Cascades and Morphogenic Gradients: Future Directions
    18 Pages/Day
    7/19‑7/25 Fundamentals and Principles of Ophthalmology 
    Section 2 (pages 131–269)

    Begin with: III Genetics; Introduction
    End after: 13 Retina; Retinal Electrophysiology
    20 Pages/Day
    7/26-8/1 Fundamentals and Principles of Ophthalmology
    Section 2 (pages 271–389)

    Begin with: 14 Retinal Pigment Epithelium; Anatomical Description
    End after: Study Questions Answers (END OF BOOK)
    17 Pages/Day
    8/2-8/8 Lens and Cataract
    Section 11 (pages 1–142)

    Begin with: General Introduction; Objectives
    End after: 7 Surgery for Cataract; Outcomes of Cataract Surgery
    20 Pages/Day
    8/9-8/15 Lens and Cataract 
    Section 11 (pages 143–234)

    Begin with: 8 Complications of Cataract Surgery; Corneal Complications
    End after: Study Questions Answers (END OF BOOK)
    13 Pages/Day
    8/16-8/22 Glaucoma
    Section 10 (pages 1–137)

    Begin with: General Introduction; Objectives
    End after: 5 Angle-Closure Glaucoma; Drug-Induced Secondary Angle-Closure Glaucoma
    20 Pages/Day
    8/23-8/29 Glaucoma
    Section 10 (pages 139–231)

    Begin with: 6 Childhood Glaucoma; Classification
    End after: Study Questions Answers (END OF BOOK)
    13 Pages/Day
    8/30-9/5 Retina and Vitreous 
    Section 12 (pages 1–156)

    Begin with: General Introduction; Objectives
    End after: 7 Other Retinal Vascular Diseases; Terson Syndrome
    22 Pages/Day
    9/6-9/12 Retina and Vitreous 
    Section 12 (pages 157–288)

    Begin with: 8 Retinopathy of Prematurity; Introduction
    End after: 15 Retinal Detachment and Predisposing Lesions; Macular Holes in High Myopia
    19 Pages/Day
    9/13-9/19 Retina and Vitreous 
    Section 12 (pages 289–380)

    Begin with: 16 Diseases of the Vitreous and Vitreoretinal Interface
    End after: Study Questions Answers (END OF BOOK)
    13 Pages/Day
    9/20-9/26 External Disease and Cornea 
    Section 8 (pages 1–169)

    Begin with: General Introduction; Objectives
    End after: 6 Ocular Immunology; Diagnostic Approach to Immune-Mediated Ocular Disorders
    24 Pages/Day
    9/27-10/3 External Disease and Cornea 
    Section 8 (pages 171–335)

    Begin with: 7 Diagnosis and Management of Immune-Related Disorders of the External Eye
    End after: 12 Clinical Approach to Depositions and Degenerations of the Conjunctiva, Cornea, and Sclera; Endothelial Manifestations
    24 Pages/Day
    10/4-10/10 External Disease and Cornea 
    Section 8 (pages 337–448)

    Begin with: 13 Clinical Aspects of Toxic and Traumatic Injuries of the Anterior Segment; Injuries Caused by Temperature and Radiation
    End after: Study Questions Answers (END OF BOOK)
    16 Pages/Day
    10/11-10/17 Orbit, Eyelids, and Lacrimal System 
    Section 7 (pages 1–172)

    Begin with: General Introduction; Objectives
    End after: 10 Classification and Management of Eyelid Disorders; Benign Adnexal Lesions
    25 Pages/Day
    10/18-10/24 Orbit, Eyelids, and Lacrimal System 
    Section 7 (pages 172–306)

    Begin with: 10 Classification and Management of Eyelid Disorders; Benign Melanocytic Lesions
    End after: Study Questions Answers (END OF BOOK)
    19 Pages/Day
    10/25-10/31 Ophthalmic Pathology and Intraocular Tumors 
    Section 4 (pages 1–143)

    Begin with: General Introduction; Objectives
    End after: 10 Vitreous — Intraocular Lymphoma
    21 Pages/Day
    11/1-11/7 Ophthalmic Pathology and Intraocular Tumors 
    Section 4 (pages 145–272)

    Begin with: 11 Retina and Retinal Pigment Epithelium
    End after: 17 Melanocytic Tumors — Iris Melanoma
    18 Pages/Day
    11/8-11/14 Ophthalmic Pathology and Intraocular Tumors 
    Section 4 (pages 273–375)

    Begin with: 17 Melanocytic Tumors; Melanoma of the Ciliary Body or Choroid
    End after: Study Questions Answers (END OF BOOK)
    15 Pages/Day
    11/15‑11/21 Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 
    Section 6 (pages 1–101)

    Begin with: General Introduction; Objectives
    End after: 9 Exodeviations; Evaluation

    Refractive Surgery 

    Section 13 (pages 1–55)

    Begin with: General Introduction; Objectives
    End after: 3 Incisional Corneal Surgery; Arcuate Keratotomy and Limbal Relaxing Incisions
    23 Pages/Day
    11/22-11/28 Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 
    Section 6 (pages 101–201)

    Begin with: 9 Exodeviations — Classification
    End after: 17 Eyelid Disorders — Congenital Ptosis

    Refractive Surgery 

    Section 13 (pages 55–106)

    Begin with: 3 Incisional Corneal Surgery — Instrumentation
    End after: 6 Photoablation — Complications and Adverse Effects; Sterile Infiltrates
    22 Pages/Day
    11/29-12/5 Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 
    Section 6 (pages 201–282)

    Begin with: 17 Eyelid Disorders; Marcus Gunn Jaw-Winking Syndrome
    End after: 22 Pediatric Glaucomas; Primary Congenital Glaucoma

    Refractive Surgery 

    Section 13 (pages 106–149)

    Begin with: 6 Photoablation — Complications and Side Effects; Corneal Haze
    End after: 8 Intraocular Surgery; Light-Adjustable Intraocular Lenses
    18 Pages/Day
    12/6-12/12 Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 
    Section 6 (pages 282–382)

    Begin with: 22 Pediatric Glaucomas; Juvenile Open-Angle Glaucoma
    End after: 28 Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Disease; Inborn Errors of Metabolism

    Refractive Surgery 

    Section 13 (pages 153–195)

    Begin with: 9 Accommodative and Nonaccommodative Treatment of Presbyopia; Introduction
    End after: 11 Considerations After Refractive Surgery; Glaucoma After Refractive Surgery
    21 Pages/Day
    12/13-12/19 Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 
    Section 6 (pages 383–427)

    Begin with: 28 Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Disease; Familial Oculorenal Syndromes
    End after: Study Questions Answers (END OF BOOK)

    Refractive Surgery

    Section 13 (pages 197–236)

    Begin with: 12 International Perspectives in Refractive Surgery; Introduction
    End after: Study Questions Answers (END OF BOOK)
    12 Pages/Day
    Small Break for the Holidays: 12/20/2014 to 1/2/2015

    2016

    1/3-1/9 Intraocular Inflammation and Uveitis 
    Section 9 (pages 1–190)

    Begin with: General Introduction; Objectives
    End after: 6 Noninfectious Ocular Inflammatory Disease; Behçet Disease
    27 Pages/Day
    1/10-1/16 Intraocular Inflammation and Uveitis 
    Section 9 (pages 191–326)

    Begin with: 7 Infectious Ocular Inflammatory Diseases; Viral Uveitis
    End after: Study Questions Answers (END OF BOOK)
    19 Pages/Day
    1/17-1/23 Neuro-Ophthalmology 
    Section 5 (pages 1–145)

    Begin with: General Introduction; Objectives
    End after: 4 The Patient With Decreased Vision — Classification and Management; Posterior Optic Neuropathies
    21 Pages/Day
    1/24‑1/30  Neuro-Ophthalmology 
    Section 5 (pages 145–275)

    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 Pages/Day
    1/31-2/6 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 Pages/Day
    2/7-2/13 Clinical Optics
    Section 3 (pages 1–129)

    Begin with: General Introduction; Objectives
    End after: 3 Clinical Refraction; The Prentice Rule and Bifocal Lens Design
    18 Pages/Day
    2/14-2/20 Clinical Optics
    Section 3 (pages 129–251)

    Begin with: 3 Clinical Refraction; Occupation and Bifocal Segment
    End after: 7 Optical Instruments and Low Vision Aids; Surgical Microscope
    18 Pages/Day
    2/21-2/27 Clinical Optics 
    Section 3 (pages 252–337)

    Begin with: 7 Optical Instruments and Low Vision Aids; Geneva Lens Clock
    End after: Study Questions Answers (END OF BOOK)
    12 Pages/Day

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    David E. Vollman, MD, MBAAbout the author: David E. Vollman, MD, MBA, is an assistant professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in the Washington University School of Medicine. After completing an MD/MBA dual-degree program at 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, where he served as chief resident.