1st Faculty of Medicine Charles University 1st Faculty of Medicine Charles University Department of Ophthalmology


“This page is intended for English speaking medical students studying at the First Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, and for medical students visiting this faculty in the Erasmus exchange program”


Dear students,

welcome to our web page. We hope you will find here some useful basic information about our Course of Ophthalmology.

We hope, and it is so scheduled, that this course will be held in presence.... but:

because of the very turbulent Covid 19 epidemic situation, it may be changed – in that case, we will inform you as soon as possible via email, as we will get that information.

Our Course of Ophthalmology lasts two weeks.

It is held in the Lecture hall of our Department.

The street address is:

U nemocnice 2, Praha 2

This is an entry to the campus of the

General Faculty Hospital (Czech: Všeobecná Fakultní Nemocnice).

Our Department of Ophthalmology (Czech: Oční klinika) is in the

building “A 6”, entry A, and the lecture hall is at the ground floor on the left side.

GPS: 50°4'21.369"N, 14°25'13.668"E

The course starts on Monday, at 8.30 a.m.

The course consists of lectures and practices, as you will find in the Schedule of the course (will be published later)

It is required to wear the white (lab) coat during the practices.

To get the credit, you may miss one day of the course only (one day absence), no more.

At the end of the course, a written test and an oral examination are held.

The recommended textbook (e.g.) is:

Lang, Gerhard, K.: Ophthalmology, Thieme 2016 (“flexibook” edition),

....or any other GOOD textbook of Ophthalmology (pictures are of great importance)

(Nice textbooks are from J. Kanski, but those are intended rather for residents than medical students and are more expensive)

Some of the textbooks you may find in the E-library at the School web:




Your questions in detail will be answered during the course.

Your comments are welcome.

I am looking forward to see you at the course.

Dear students,

welcome to the web page of the Ophthalmology Department.

We hope you will find here some useful basic information about our Course of Ophthalmology.





Pavel Kuthan, M.D.,

Head of the course