Paediatric Ophthalmology (OPSC5031)


This unit of study will provide candidates with the theoretical and practical foundations necessary to assess and perform paediatric ophthalmology. The first part of the unit will cover retinopathy of prematurity, refractive error and amblyopia, strabismus I comitant, strabismus II incomitant and vertical deviation. Following this, we will look at media opacities, congenital cataracts, congenital glaucoma and developmental glaucoma, an introduction to genetic eye disease and paediatric ophthalmic infectious diseases. In the final part of the unit we will cover paediatric ocular oncology, orbital and lacrimal disease, the child who can't see approach to and investigations, phakomatoses and nystagmus.

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


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


Taylor, David., Hoyt, Creig S., Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 4th ed., 2012

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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.