Cataract and Refractive Surgery 1 (OPSC5018)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit of study aims to provide candidates with the theoretical and practical foundations of the practice of refractive surgery (RS). Week 1 Overview of RS. Week 2 Ocular and systemic diseases . Week 3 Patient assessment and evaluation. Week 4 Corneal imaging. Week 5 Principles of Laser and technology. Week 6 Principles and practice of astigmatic surgery. Week 7 Principles and practice of PRK/LASEK. Week 8 Principles and practice of LASIK. Week 9 Principles and practice of PTK. Week 10 Prevention and management of corneal refractive complications. Week 11 Keratoconus and intracorneal ring segments. Week 12 Optics and biomechanics of the eye following RS and Week 13 The economics of refractive surgery.

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Classes

online lectures and online tutor-led forum discussion

Assessment

3x2000 wd written assignments (90%), and online discussion (10%)

Textbooks

Azar, Dimitri L. Refractive Surgery, 2nd ed. 2006 Buratto, L., Brint, Stephen, Custom LASIK: Surgical Techniques and Complications, 2003 Bores, Leo D. Refractive Eye Surgery, 2nd ed. 2001 Probst,Louis E. LASIK: Advances, Controversies and Custom Chang, Da

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Corequisites

OPSC5001 Ophthalmic Anatomy

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