Oculoplastic Surgery 2 (OPSC5035)


This unit of study aims to provide candidates with a deeper understanding of the theoretical and practical formations of Oculoplastic surgery. In order to study Oculoplastic Surgery 2, students must have successfully completed Oculoplastic Surgery 1. Over the 14 weeks students will study all lacrimal and orbital disease. Lacrimal draining system disorders will be discussed as well as their treatment and diagnosis. External lacrimal as well as endoscopic techniques will be discussed with their advantages and disadvantages. Techniques of investigating lacrimal disorders will be further discussed.
Orbital disease will be next discussed. Graves' orbitopathy will be the primary prototype in this module. The symptoms, treatment, and surgery of this disorder will be discussed in depth. After Graves' orbitopathy is thoroughly present, further orbital diseases will be presented. These will include neoplasia, inflammation and infections of the orbits. Finally this module will end with surgical approaches to the orbit.
Orbital trauma will be discussed including management of the early and late phases.
The last portion of this module will involve enucleation, evisceration and exenteration as well as evaluation and management of the anophthalmic socket.

Further unit of study information


Online lectures and online oculoplastic surgery forum discussion.


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


Oculoplastic Surgery by McCord, Tanenbaum, Nunery 4th edition.
Orbital Surgery by Rootman, Stewart, Goldberg 2nd edition.
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by Nesi, Lisman, Levine 2nd edition.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


OPSC5001 and OPSC5002 and OPSC5034

Assumed knowledge

Students undertaking this unit of study must have advanced specialty training with RANZCO qualifications or equivalent. Consideration will be give to RACS and dermatology advance trainees.

Study this unit outside a degree

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.