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September 28, 2018 - King’s College recently received a $5,000 grant from the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Auxiliary Fund of The Luzerne Foundation for the purchase of two Ocular Funduscopic Models that will be utilized by faculty of the College’s Physician Assistant Studies Program to train fourth-year students as part of a physical diagnosis class.  The models will also be available to faculty and students in the college’s duel degrees in nursing partnership with Luzerne County Community College that began in August.

Instructors place a slide representing one of more than 20 different pathologies behind the eye socket of the model.  Using an ophthalmoscope, students can recognize and access abnormalities that are present.  The common diseases that are recognizable by changes in the eye include hypertension, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetes.

Pictured using the models purchased through the grant is, from left, Lorraine Novinger, MS PA-C, associate clinical professor of physician assistant studies; students Bethany Jones, Mountain Top, Justin Kuna, Bear Creek, Marlee Mierzwa, Kingston, and Michael Gorski, Wilkes-Barre; and Father John Ryan, C.S.C., King’s president.