Cataract and Refractive Surgery 2 (OPSC5019)


This unit of study aims to provide candidates with the theoretical and practical foundations of the practise of refractive surgery (RS). Week 1 Evidence based medicine as applied to RS. Week 2 Phakic intraocular lenses. Week 3 Refractive aspects of cataract surgery. Week 4 Ethics of RS. Week 5 Management of post-keratoplasty and traumatic ametropia. Week 6 Biometry calculations in RS. Week 7 Combined corneal and lens surgery. Week 8 Surgical correction of presbyopia. Week 9 Management of adverse events in lens-based RS. Week 10 Complex case histories. Week 11 Prevention and management of corneal ectasia. Week 12 Laser systems. Week 13 Medico-legal aspects of RS

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Online lectures and online tutor-led forum discussion.


3x2000wd written assignments (90%), and online discussion (10%)


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,

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