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The Buzz | Mar/Apr '21

The Buzz

To Register | International Online Course on Refractive, Cornea, and Lens Surgery

The International Online Course on Refractive, Cornea, and Lens Surgery, Second Period, 6th edition, from the University Miguel Hernández is now open for registration. It offers more than 270 study hours, correspondence with 10 ECTS credits, more than 100 multimedia classes, updated articles, and permanently open forums for students to maintain communication with professors from the course as well as fellow students.

To Listen | Coping Through Comedy

In this episode of Ophthalmology off the Grid, Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, is joined by cohost Ashley Brissette, MD, MSc, FRCSC, and guest Will Flanary, MD—famously known as Dr. Glaucomflecken on Twitter and TikTok—to discuss the value of being a physician with a sense of humor. They discuss how humanity can break down barriers between physicians and patients and the fine line between humor and professionalism.

To Explore | The Rabb-Venable Excellence in Ophthalmology Program

The Rabb-Venable Excellence in Ophthalmology Program recently redesigned its website to better serve current and prospective participants and supporters. It is the latest effort by the organization, which is committed to increasing diversity in eye care so that the field better reflects the diversity of the US population. Established by the National Medical Association in 2000, the program encourages and fosters interest in ophthalmology among underrepresented minority medical students. Its offerings include an annual awards scholarship as well as mentoring, career development, and volunteer opportunities. The website redesign was completed in a collaboration with Sam Brown Healthcare Communications with support from Aerie Pharmaceuticals.

To Share | CORE Infographics on Seeking Eye Care During the Pandemic

As the global COVID-19 pandemic enters its second year, a new initiative from the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) is addressing questions that may keep people from seeking proper eye care. CORE has designed two infographics that eye care professionals can incorporate into ongoing patient communications such as newsletters, email campaigns, website content, social media, and in-office displays. The infographics were designed to be easy to read and understand. The content of one focuses on reasons to contact an eye doctor, and the other reassures patients about common steps being taken to ensure their safety during in-office examinations. Both are available online to download for free.