Clinical Ocular-Imaging Topics (PC32500)
Clinical Ocular Imaging Topics is a lecture course designed to provide third year optometry students with the foundation for imaging-driven diagnostic approach to clinical care. The course will promote: 1) an integrated approach to understanding of disease conditions; 2) a unification strategy of various Ocular Imaging modalities (fundus photography, OCT, visual field, Fundus Autofluorescence (FAF) and ultrasound (taught in Advanced Diagnostic Techniques course).
Via interactive discussions and case-based presentations students will learn how data extracted from an instrument can transform into valuable clinical information used in patients’ management and every-day clinical decision making. Topics covered in this course include: diagnosis and management of Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes and other systemic disorders, macular disorders and retinal abnormalities. In addition, the course will explore a ground-breaking area in the field of Optometry co-relating retinal neuro-vascular unit and cerebral neuro-vascular unit.