This unit of study provides students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of acute and emergency presentations in ophthalmology. The unit covers corneal ulcerations, penetrating eye trauma, orbital blowout fractures, blunt ocular trauma and intraocular foreign bodies, cranial nerve palsies, giant cell arthritis, retinal vascular occulsions, acute glaucoma and uveitis, neonatal conjunctivitis and infant lukoria, recent onset nystagmus and neuro-ophthalmic emergencies.
3 x 2500 word written assignments (90%), online forum discussion (10%)
Wills Eye Hospital, Kunimoto Derek Y., (ed) et al, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins: The Wills Eye Manual: Office and Emergency Room Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Disease 6th ed. 2012
Candidates must be overseas trained medical practitioners without an established vocational ophthalmology training program and be working in a clinical ophthalmology unit.