Ocular Disease

We currently offer five external ocular disease residency programs offering areas of emphasis in brain injury rehabilitation as well as refractive and ocular surgery.

Residency Sites

Audie Murphy Memorial VA Hospital

7400 Merton Minter Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78229
Program Coordinator: Gregg Wentworth, O.D.
gregg.wentworth@va.gov

Program Description

The resident will provide optometric care to patients with a diverse range of ocular and neurologic

conditions in the Audie Murphy Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital and affiliated clinics. The

resident will split their time between seeing patients in the Polytrauma Unit and the Eye Clinic of the

hospital. The program will include training in diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of polytraumarelated

visual complications, adjustment and eventual reintegration into the community with an

improved quality of life. In the Eye Clinic, the resident will receive training in the diagnosis and

management of a wide variety of ocular disease conditions, including glaucoma, retinal, and anterior

segment disorders.

Program Information
Program Length 12 months (52 weeks)
Start Date July 1
Postitions 2
Compensation $34,888
Hours Per Week 40 hours- no on call responsibilities
Accreditation Status Accredited
Application Deadline February 1
ORMatch Matching Service Yes

Learn more about Audie Murphy Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital Residency.

Doris Miller VAMC

4800 Memorial Drive
Building 91, Basement, c/o Eye Clinic
Waco, TX 76711
Program Coordinator: Erika M. Perzan, OD, FAAO
erika.perzan@va.gov

Program Description

The resident will provide optometric care to patients with a diverse range of ocular and neurologic conditions in the Doris Miller VAMC Eye Clinic. The resident will also be exposed to low vision rehabilitation at the Blind Rehabilitation Center on our campus as well as be exposed to the Ophthalmology subspecialties at our parent hospital, Olin E. Teague Veteran Affairs Hospital in Temple, Texas. In the Doris Miller VAMC Eye Clinic, the resident will receive training in the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of ocular disease conditions, including glaucoma, retinal disease, and anterior segment disorders.

Program Information
Program Length 12 months (52 weeks)
Start Date July 1
Positions 2
Compensation $34,888
Hours Per Week 40 hours (no on-call responsibilities)
Accreditation Status Accredited
Application Deadline February 1
ORMatching Service Yes

Learn more about the Doris Miller VAMC Eye Clinic Residency.

Parkhurst Nuvision

9725 Datapoint Drive, Ste 106
San Antonio, TX 78229
Program Coordinator: Roberto Saenz O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O.
bobbysaenz@nuvisiontx.com
Nuvisiontx.com

Program Description

The resident will work closely with ophthalmologists and optometrists who have subspecialty training in

anterior segment, cataract, glaucoma, cornea, dry eye, oculoplastics, retina and refractive surgery in a

referral center setting. There will be a strong emphasis on pre‐ and post‐operative management of

ocular surgery patients. Clinical experience will be obtained through direct patient care and training as a

clinical attending for optometry externs. The resident will attend resident seminars, quarterly Parkhurst

Nuvision continuing education events, and have the opportunity to participate in clinical research.

Program Information
Program Length 13 months (56 weeks)
Start Date July 1
Positions 1
Compensation $39,000 annually
Hours Per Week 45-60
Accreditation Status First Year Program
Application Deadline January 30
ORMatching Service Yes

Learn more about the Parkhurst Nuvision Residency.

Dell Laser Consultants

Barton Oaks Plaza 4, Suite 350 901 S MoPac Expy
Austin, TX 78746
Residency Program Coordinator: Derek Cunningham, O.D.
Education Coordinator: Nabila Gomez, O.D.
dcunningham@dellvision.com
ngomez@dellvision.com

Program Description

Dell Laser Consultants (DLC) and the Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO) have jointly developed a 13-month residency program to assist in the advancement of clinical optometric education. DLC is a tertiary, referral eyecare practice whose mission is to become a "Leader in Specialty Eyecare". DLC's office is located in Austin, TX. The resident will spend the majority of their time at our main clinic working under the guidance of Derek N. Cunningham, OD, FAAO, Affiliated Residency Supervisor, Nabila Gomez, OD, FAAO, Education Coordinator, and our ophthalmology corneal subspecialists.

Program Information
Program Length 13 months (57 weeks)
Start Date July 1
Positions 1
Compensation $40,000
Hours Per Week 40
Accreditation Status Accredited
Application Deadline January 30
ORMatching Service Yes

Learn more about the Dell Laser Consultants Residency.

Veterans Health Administration

901 East Hackberry Avenue
McAllen, Texas 78503
Program Coordinator: Michael Wingard, OD, FAAO
michael.wingard@va.gov

Program Description

The program will provide advanced clinical competence in the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of patients in a population with high prevalence of acute and chronic ocular disease conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract. The program will emphasize state of the art technologies including optical coherence tomography, automated perimetry, and fundus/anterior segment photography in evaluation and management of patients. The program will expose the resident to all aspects of ocular disease management including medical, surgical, and rehabilitative treatment options, and the interdisciplinary team approach to management of chronic systemic disease. Additionally, the resident will also have the unique opportunity to gain healthcare administration experience with our leadership team. The resident will be fully integrated into direct patient centered, evidence-based operations of the eye clinic and the health care system.

Program Information
Program Length 12 months (53 weeks)
Start Date July 1
Positions 1
Compensation $34,888
Hours Per Week 40
Accreditation Status Pending
Application Deadline January 30
ORMatching Matching Service Not for 2020 start

Learn more about the Veterans Health Administration Residency.