This unit of study provides candidates with the theoretical and practical foundations for the treatment of retinal disorders and diseases. The first part of the unit covers clinical assessment and investigation, retinal arterial vascular disease, macroaneurysm, hypertension and diabetic retinopathy. We 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 looks at macular and retinal dystrophies, posterior segment inflammatory and infective eye disease, the management of PEIs and globe trauma and retinal and choroidal tumours.
3x 2500 word written assignments (90%), online forum discussion (10%)
Ryan, Stephen J., et al, Retina Vols 1-3, 5th ed., 2012, Elsevier Mosby
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.