Baltimore VA Residency Facility
VA Medical Center was completed and opened in January, 1993. The facility is a state-of-the-art major medical and surgical center.
There are 324 beds and includes departments
in emergency care, primary care, dentistry, podiatry, neurology, neurosurgery, urology, oncology, cardiology, vascular surgery,
radiology, pulmonary, audiology, gastroenterology, otolaryngology, Eye Care, psychiatry, psychology, physical therapy, hypertension,
diabetes and infectious disease.
The VAMC is affiliated with
The University of Maryland School of Medicine.
The Eye Clinic includes nine fully equipped examination rooms.
Each room contains a Haag Streit biomicroscope with Goldmann tonometer, binocular indirect ophthalmoscope, phoropter,
chart projector, keratometer, hand held instruments, indirect fundus lenses, gonioscopy lenses and trial lenses.
There are also two Humphrey
HFA II automated perimeters, Cirrus SD-OCT with the latest capabilities to include macular and NFL progression analysis, anterior
segment and high resolution images, FDT, Humphrey Matrix, one Goldmann perimeter, A and B scan ultrasonography unit,
corneal pachometer, Nidek stereoscopic fundus camera, Topcon Imagenet digital imaging system for fluorescein angiography
and other image documentation, high resolution slit lamp camera, digital attachment systems, argon
b/g and YAG lasers, potential acuity meter, GDx and ophthalmic slide library, projection educational system. Patient education system.
There are special rooms
designated for visual field testing, fluorescein angiography /photography, and laser procedures. There are two staff offices for optometry staff and residents and ophthalmology staff and residents.
Literature searches are available from the library service and
on line searches can be done on any computer terminal located in each examination room.
Slide duplication, computer generated slides, slide illustration and posters are available through the in-house Medical
staff includes three full time ophthalmic technicians who performs screenings, visual fields, imaging modalities, and
assist in surgeries. We also have two full time secretaries for checking patients in and clerical work.