Acute and Emergency Eye Presentations (OPSC5033)


This unit of study will provide candidates with the theoretical and practical knowledge of acute and emergency presentations in ophthalmology. Wk1 will cover corneal ulcerations and their immediate management Wk 2 penetrating eye trauma and Wk3 orbital blow out fractures. Wk 4 will cover blunt ocular trauma and intraocular foreign bodies and Wk 5 cranial nerve palsies. Wk 6 giant cell arteritis and Wk 7 CRAO/CRVO - retinal vascular occlusions. Wk 8 will cover acute glaucoma and Wk 9 acute uveitis. Wk 10 will cover neonatal conjunctivitis and Wk 11 leukoria in the infant. Wk 12 will cover recent onset nystagmus and Wk 13 neuro ophthalmic emergencies.

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


Wills Eye Hospital, Kunimoto Derek Y., (ed) et al, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: The Wills Eye Manual: Office and Emergency Room Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Disease 6th ed. 2012

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Candidates must be overseas trained medical practitioners without an established vocational ophthalmology training program and be working in a clinical ophthalmology unit.

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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.