DISEASES OF THE VISUAL APPARATUS (F)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student is expected to acquire knowledge of the basic mechanisms of vision and of the several non-invasive assessment modalities.
Course contents summary
Principles of ocular refraction, looking into subjective as well as objective methods, such as keratometry, topography, tomographic systems, aberrometry.
Methods for measuring visual acuity both subjectively and objectively; measurement and meaning of contrast sensitivity.
- GP Paliaga: I vizi di refrazione. Minerva Medica 1995
- GP Paliaga: L'esame del visus. Minerva Medica 1991
- Zeri, Rossetti, Fossetti, Calossi: Ottica visuale. SEU Società Editrice Universo, 2012
The teaching methods consist of exercises, in order to provide the possibility for each student to practice hands-on in non-clinical situations with the diagnostic tools described during lectures.
Assessment methods and criteria