The University Hospital is a 569 bed Level I trauma center that serves as the tertiary referral center for Lexington, the eastern half of Kentucky, and border regions of Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee. The facility includes a state-of-the-art emergency department, 100-bed intensive care facility (divided among medicine and surgical specialties), the UK Children's Hospital, the UK Birthing Center, the UK Gamma Knife Center, and the Markey Cancer Center.
The majority of ophthalmology resident time in the University Hospital is spent in the UK Outpatient Surgical Center, inpatient consults and emergency department.
The Eye Clinic is an outpatient facility including faculty offices, 30 fully furnished ophthalmology examination lanes, an electrophysiology testing room, a blink kinematics study room, contact lens facility, two fully furnished operating rooms, two laser procedure rooms and an ophthalmic photography center. In 2014, there were 39,282 billed visits at the Eye Clinic. The newest addition to this facility was completed in December 2000 and includes the ophthalmology library, conference center, the resident's lounge, locker facility and computer center. All residents spend the majority of time in this facility during the three years of training.
In March of 2017, the department will move across South Limestone Street to a brand new 5-story medical office building. The Department of Ophthalmology will be housed in the top two floors (44,000 square feet) and will include 52 state of the art universal exam rooms and equipment; badge-restricted faculty offices with adjacent resident offices, resident library and universal wetlab/surgical training/pathology room.
This facility is a modern 346-bed facility of which the majority of time is spent in the Veterans Eye Clinic. This clinic includes 7 fully furnished ophthalmology examination rooms, 3 technician work-up lanes, two fully equipped laser rooms for YAG and argon laser treatment, a resident work-room including desk and computer access for all residents, a business office and a resident's lounge. In 2014, there were 7,290 billed visits in the VA ophthalmology clinic. The clinic is staffed by three to four residents and an intern at all times throughout the year. The majority of surgical training during the residency is performed while on the VA rotation.
This facility is a 383-bed community-based tertiary hospital that also serves as a tertiary referral center for Lexington and the eastern half of Kentucky. Second and third-year residents share rotation time at this facility while on the Cornea and External Disease rotation. In 2014, there were 6,010 billed visits at the Baptist Health Lexington Ophthalmology Clinic. The time at this facility is divided between clinical patient care in a private practice setting and surgical exposure in the newly completed Outpatient Surgical Center.
Good Samaritan Hospital is an acute-care facility with 302 licensed beds located less than one mile from the Ophthalmology Clinic. Residents cover emergency department and inpatient consults from this hospital.
Throughout various subspecialty rotations, residents have the opportunity but not the responsibility to travel with faculty to various community clinics throughout the Commonwealth. This is an opportunity to experience a private practice environment in an academic center and enjoy some of the outlying towns and sites in the greater Kentucky area. In 2014, there were 5,153 billed visits at Satellite clinics in the towns of Richmond, Maysville, Corbin, Morehead, London, Nicholasville, Campbellsville, Somerset and Harlan in Kentucky.