OPT300 - Ocular Patho-Physiology

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Subject Title
Ocular Patho-Physiology

Subject Description
This subject explores ocular pathology in terms of physiological complications of contact lens wear, inflammation, toxicity and allergy. Students learn to identify common anomalies of the eye that affect contact lens wear. Examination and treatment procedures are included.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Opticianry Diploma Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Assess the implications of microbial invasion upon ocular tissue, identifying factors which promote the transmission of infection as well as preventative measures.

2. Evaluate anterior segment complications of contact lens wear and associated procedures for management.

3. Analyze the function of tears and anomalies in the preocular tear film related to contact lens wear.

4. Discuss ocular pathology in terms of cause, manifestation, contact lens wear and the overall effect on vision.

5. Describe the clinical presentation of acute corneal crisis, recommendations for treatment and practitioner responsibility to the client.

6. Analyze the implications of systemic conditions and medications related to vision and contact lens wear.

7. Assess the pharmacological action and side effects of commonly used ophthalmic solutions.

8. From a presentation of slides, identify and describe ocular pathology stating the effects on contact lens wear.

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