Residency in Ophthalmology 2017

Dr. Charles Eye Clinic plc
Approved by the Consejo Argentino de Oftalmología y A.C.A.P

2017 Schedule

Enrollment date: March 1 to April 10, 2017

Admission requirements for applicants

English: Text comprehension
IT: Microsoft Office
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• Authenticated medical degree or certificate of degree in progress
• Résumé:
Personal information
Grade average
Undergraduate Teaching Fellowships
Practicums and Internships
Studies, Languages, IT, others
Inquietudes Extracurriculares (arte, deportes)
• Average Grade Certificate, detailed by subjects
• Letter of Reference (two, one of them written by a teacher from your University)
• Handwritten Cover letter

The résumé must be submitted in a closed envelope titled “Aspiración a Residencia 2017” and addressed to Dr. Martín Charles, on the ground floor reception at Dr. Charles Eye Clinic, Riobamba 841 from 8 a.m to 8 p.m. Those applicants who result selected will be contacted later on to schedule an interview.


Dr. Daniel Charles, Specialist in Ophthalmology

Office of Academic Affairs

Prof. Dr. Martín Charles, University Specialist in Ophthalmology

Resident Instructor

Prof. Dr. Nicolás Charles, University Specialist in Ophthalmology

Chief Resident

Dr. Mercedes Rodríguez


First year: Dr. Ma. Emilia Cagnacci, Dr. Ma. Micaela Scorsetti.
Second year: Dr. Alejo Capriroli, Dr. Victoria Barriola, Dr. Lourdes Grassi.
Third year: Dr. Valeria Spinelli, Dr. Ignacio Gnecco, Dr. Florencia Descote.

Teaching Committee

Prof. Dr. Nicolás Charles
Dr. Marta Storni
Dr. Daniel E. Charles
Dr. Martín Charles
Dr. Tamara Zompa

Location of the Surgical and Assistance Program

Dr. Charles Eye Clinic – 841 Riobamba St. – Capital Federal (Zip Code 1116) – Buenos Aires – Tel.: 4129-6000

The program lasts three years (36 months) and it allows a maximum of three residents per year. Finishing their last year, residents will be able to perform as chief resident, according to their academic level, acquired skills and obtained integration.

Academic activity comprises the debate of clinical cases and conferences, participation in literature reviews and research meetings. Residents must participate in the meetings and congresses organized by local, regional and national eye organizations. The number of hours allotted to conferences and related activities cannot be under 360 hs.

Residents must attend lessons every day from 8 to 9 a.m, lessons which will be shared with residents from FOA (Instituto Malbrán y Otamendi). These lessons will be lectured by different specialists depending on the module being taught. Books by the Academia Americana de Oftalmología will be used as bibliography. Upon completion of each module, residents will have to sit for an exam. On Wednesdays there will be presentations of CONFERENCES prepared by residents of second year.
First year residents will have a minimum of 40 hours of hands-on training in ocular pathology.

Each resident will have to participate in, at least, 3000 eye consultations from which the first 1000 will be directly supervised by attending physicians.
Supervision will be present throughout the whole training period and there will always be a consultant physician.

Surgical training will be adequate to tackle the most frequent practices skillfully . Each resident will be responsible for the realization of cataract surgery, strabismus, cornea, glaucoma, retina and vitreous, oculoplastics and ocular trauma, in addition to the use of laser.
The register of carried out surgeries will be supervised directly by the residency director and there will be a full-time evaluation committee on each resident’s surgery experience.

Medical and surgical activity of each resident will not exceed 70-80 hours a week, including on-call hours and external rotations.
Residents will have to participate in a research project under supervision of an attending physician. Also, they will have to take part in daily assessment meetings of projects and in a research methodology and paper presentation course.


In addition to written exams on academic contents upon completion of each module, residents will be continuously evaluated on their performance of assistential and surgical tasks by doctors in charge of guiding and supervising each one of the rotations in the following specialties: ophthalmology, general practice and surgery. Promotion will be the result of an ongoing and global assessment of what has been learnt plus the consideration of several reports made by our staff – including doctors, administrative and auxiliary staff.

Towards completion of the residency, doctors from the directive board will be in charge of carrying out a theoretical-practical evaluation under supervision of professionals specifically assigned for this purpose, in order to decide if residents are to be graduated or not.

Residency Course Contents

• Sistematización de examen Oftalmológico
          Ophthalmic diagnosis, medical history
• Basic pharmacology and procedures 
• Emergencies 
Ocular orthopedic surgery

• Subspecialties 
Ciencias Básicas
Conjunctiva and external eye
Óptica y contactología
Cornea and refractive surgery
Retina and Vitreous
Eye tumors and ocular pathology
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Eye ducts and oculoplastics

Common Diseases in Ophthalmology

• Additional supplementary exams 
Visual field
Corneal topography
P.A.M (Potential Acuity Meter)
Basic electrophysiology
Fluorescein angiography
Lacrimal Ducts
OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography)
Corneal pachymetry

• Eye Surgery I 
Principles of Eye Surgery
Instruments and Surgical Support
Basic procedures: intraocular puncture, incisions, stitches
Ocular anesthesia

• Eye Surgery II 
External eye (cornea not included)
Lacrimal Ducts
Non-oncologic enucleation

• Eye Surgery III 
Glaucoma surgery
Cataract surgery
Corneal surgery
Oncologic enucleation
Lasers in Ophthalmology I
Equipment, application techniques and indications
Argon laser and YAG laser

• Eye Surgery IV 
Retinal and vitrectomy surgery
Lasers in Ophthalmology II
Equipment, application techniques and indications
Excimer Laser

Throughout the three-year training, residents rotate through different subspecialties in and out of the clinic, under guidance of a tutor. Third-year residents will be able to opt for external rotations for certain subspecialties.

Second and third-year residents will actively participate in health education campaigns and will assist in eye tests at different community levels.

Third-year residents will attend consultations weekly.

From second year on, residents will begin their postgraduate studies, twice a week from 7.30 pm to 10 pm. They will attend theoretical lessons lectured by eye specialists and they will be evaluated on each module. At the end of the course, residents are expected to submit a thesis and to sit for a final integration test.

Residents will be on call 12 hours a week, in order to acquire experience in the treatment of emergency pathologies. First-year residents will start this training under guidance and supervision of more advanced residents.

The surgical internship will be done on our WetLab once a week. Second and third-year residents will start visiting the OR under guidance of their instructors, who will teach them surgical techniques for cataracts surgery.

Bibliography seminars will take place monthly; they will include: debate of current topics and debate of medical cases in charge of different specialists. It is compulsory for all residents to attend and collaborate with the search and analysis of the bibliographical material.

Research papers will be presented and submitted once a year.

Tutors of the Rotations by Subspecialty

Prof. Dr. Daniel Charles Retina and Vitreous, Refractive and Cataract Surgery, Eye Trauma.
Prof. Dr. Martín Charles Cataract Surgery, Retina and Vitreous.
Prof. Dr. Nicolás Charles Cornea and Ocular Surface Diseases, Tumors, Cataract Surgery.
Dr. Tamara Zompa Glaucoma, Clinical Retina.
Dr. Marta Storni Infections, Uveitis, Lacrimal Ducts.

Misconduct and Penalizations

Missed attendance, lack of professional ethics or discipline will be considered by the Medical Board to determine the severity of the violation and its appropriate disciplinary punishment which may be one of the following sanctions: extra on-call time, surgery suspension or termination of the residency.

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