Cornea and Anterior Segment Surgery (OPSC5026)


This unit of study will provide candidates with the theoretical and practical foundations of the practise of cornea and anterior segment surgery. Wk 1 will cover microbial keratitis. Wk 2 corneal dystrophies and Wk 3 endothelial disease. Wk 4 will cover corneal surgery. Wk 5 will cover cataract and Wk 6 cataract surgery. Wk 7 pterygium and surgery. Wk 8 will cover cicatrising conjunctivitis and Wk 9 dry eye disease. Wk 10 will cover eyelid disease and Wk 11 herpetic eye disease. Wk 12 corneal immune disorders and Wk 13 Investigation.

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Online lectures and tutor-led online forum discussion. Self-directed learning 16hrs per wk.


3 x 2000 word written assignments (90%), online forum discussion (10%).


Coster, Douglas, Cornea: Fundamentals of Clinical Ophthalmology Series (Fundamentals of Clinical Ophthalmology), BMJ Books 2002, ISBN 0-7279-1557-6
Krachmer, J.H., Mannis, M.J., Holland, E.J., Cornea: Fundamentals, Diagnosis and Management, 3rd ed. (2 vols) Elsevier Mosby 2011.

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Candidates must be overseas trained specialists from countries with established vocational ophthalmology training programs and have satisfactorily completed the requirements to practice as ophthalmologists in their countries of residency, or be eligible to undertake further fellowship training in their countries of residency.

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.