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Medical Retina - OPSC5030

Year - 2018

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

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.




Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Save Sight Institute
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Professor Peter McCluskey
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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