Medical Retina (OPSC5030)


This unit of study will provide candidates with the theoretical and practical foundations for the treatment of retinal disorders and diseases. The first part of the unit will cover clinical assessment and investigation, retinal arterial vascular disease, macroaneurysm, hypertension and diabetic retinopathy. We will then cover age-related macular degeneration, other causes of CNV and the surgical management of retinal and vitreous disorders. The final sections of the unit will look at macular and retinal dystrophies, posterior segment inflammatory and infective eye disease, the management of PEIs and globe trauma and retinal and choroidal tumours.

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Further unit of study information




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


Ryan, Stephen J., et al, Retina Vols 1-3, 5th ed., 2012, Elsevier Mosby

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


OPSC5026 and OPSC5027

Additional Information

Candidates must be overseas trained specialists from countries with established vocational ophthalmology training programs and have satisfactorily completed the requirements to practise 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.