Medical Student’s Knowledge of Ophthalmology

ABSTRACT This research was based on a descriptive study, aimed at evaluating medical students’ knowledge about Ophthalmology. A questionnaire composed of 20 questions was applied through the Survey Monkey app, which were answered by 1st- to 6th- year medical students. Based on the data collected, it was found that there is an increase in the level of knowledge about Ophthalmology according to the- year of study (5th and 6th year students have greater ownership of the subject) and also students who opted for Ophthalmology as a future specialization. Furthermore, another important finding was that although the students are aware of important ophthalmologic pathologies, they are not fully familiar with the management of emergencies and ophthalmologic procedures as general practitioners in the Emergency Room.